Having a chronic illness can be a tough adjustment—but managing the pain doesn't have to be. With ankylosing spondylitis, you've got plenty of options.
Ashley Romereim has been taking oral pain medication for her ankylosing spondylitis since she was a teenager. Now, a surgically implanted spinal stimulator has reduced her low back pain and cut her oral pain meds in half.
Along with Zach Kornfeld three YouTube partners, he'll try anything. Now he's trying a healthier life with ankylosing spondylitis.
Just as important as your medical team and medication regimen is your practice of self-care. Sometimes this means choosing the right workouts, and sometimes it’s about prioritizing your priorities. At the end of the day, remember that you matter more than your condition.
K.J. Ramsey was diagnosed with AS in her 20s — she was afraid and in pain, with no idea what the next decade would bring. If only she could go back and talk to that 20 year old...