Treatments for Juvenile Ankylosing Spondylitis in Children

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