9 Exercise and Posture Tips for Ankylosing Spondylitis
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Keep Moving to Ease Arthritis of the Spine

Exercise may be the last thing on your mind when you have ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Pain, stiffness, and discomfort can make it difficult to move around. But did you know that once you get started and make exercise a part of your daily life, it can actually improve your symptoms? Here are 9 tips to make exercise work for you.

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