Juvenile ankylosing spondylitis
Treatment & Care
How is juvenile ankylosing spondylitis treated?
The goal of treatment for JAS is to reduce pain and stiffness, prevent deformities and help your child maintain as normal and active a lifestyle as possible.
Components of your child's treatment may include:
- nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAIDs) to reduce pain and inflammation
- short-term use of corticosteroids to reduce inflammation
- attention to maintaining proper posture
- regular exercise, including exercises that strengthen back muscles
- physical therapy