Ankylosing Spondylitis

Signs and Symptoms

Ankylosing Spondylitis is an inflammatory disease that, over time, can cause the vertebrae in the spine to fuse, causing stiffness and pain on movement. It affects men more than women and treatment will lessen the discomfort and even slow the progression of the disease. Most common areas affected are lumbo-sacral spine, thoracic spine, soft tissue attachments to bone e.g. your heel, hip and shoulder joints.

Our Treatment & Expertise

At Bray Physiotherapy we aim to relieve pain and stiffness, prevent complications and avoid spine deformity. Range of motion, stretching and strengthening  exercises form an integral part of a rehabilitation programme. Manual therapy, electrotherapy, dry needling or acupuncture can reduce pain and all help to maintain flexibility of joints and soft tissue