Once ankylosing spondylitis is diagnosed, you have many treatment options, depending upon the severity of the condition. Unfortunately, there’s no permanent cure for ankylosing spondylitis yet. But you can certainly manage the pain and stop it from worsening by following proper treatment. Try home remedies first. You can try cold packs and hot packs alternatively to relieve pain, swelling, and help ease your movement. Apply a cold pack for around 20 minutes and after a few hours apply a hot pack for another 20 minutes. Along with this, you can practice mild exercises, after asking your physical therapist.
If your condition isn’t getting better with home remedies and physical therapy, you will be prescribed NSAIDs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). The medicines depend on your pain and overall condition. If you have severe ankylosing spondylitis when the vertebrae get fractured or fused, you might have to go for surgery to fix the problem.