Treatments for Juvenile Ankylosing Spondylitis in Children

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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
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