Your treatment options
There are many treatment options out there, so it’s important to talk to your doctor to find the one that’s right for you.
Some treatment options include:
- Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs): Over-the-counter medications like aspirin and ibuprofen, but can also include prescription products, which help to reduce inflammation, joint pain, and stiffness
- Conventional Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs (DMARDs): Typically for more severe symptoms, these attempt to slow or stop joint/tissue damage and the progression of psoriatic arthritis
- Biologics: A biologic is a protein-based medication produced from living cells that targets specific parts of the immune system
- Surgery: In severe cases of AS, surgery to correct posture may be needed
- Other alternatives: Certain exercises, physical therapy, good posture practices, and the use of heat and/or cold compresses may be helpful to relax muscles and reduce joint pain