Managing ankylosing spondylitis means controlling symptoms like morning stiffness and back pain. Try these strategies for natural pain relief.
One of the most frustrating things about ankylosing spondylitis is experiencing pain not from exertion but from doing nothing more than trying to get a good night’s sleep.
Back pain — the most common symptom of ankylosing spondylitis — and stiffness get worse with rest, so they’re probably at their worst in the morning, just when you want to get your day started. You might also have pain and stiffness in other areas of your body, such as your neck, shoulders, hips, or feet.