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Ankylosing Spondylitis Infusion

Treatment for Ankylosing Spondylitis Symptoms

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a form of arthritis that primarily affects the joints in the spine, but may affect other joints as it progresses. Though there is no cure, symptoms can be managed with ankylosing spondylitis infusion therapy treatment.

Ankylosing Spondylitis Medications available at FlexCare Infusion Centers

Simponi Aria • Remicade • Cimzia

What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Ankylosing spondylitis, also known as Bechterew disease, is a chronic inflammatory condition that first affects the joints in the spine and can also involve the hips, knees, shoulders, and other joints. The symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis can range from mild to severe, and they may come and go.

If you have ankylosing spondylitis, we recommend you see your doctor regularly. You should also ensure you are doing your part to manage the condition, including taking your medications as prescribed, exercising regularly, and avoiding activities that may worsen your symptoms.

Ankylosing Spondylitis Symptoms

Like many chronic conditions, the severity of ankylosing spondylitis can range from mild to severe. Symptoms may include:

  • pain
  • stiffness (especially in the lower back and hips)
  • inflammation
  • fatigue
  • weight loss
  • anemia
  • poor posture
  • fever
  • eye inflammation
  • compression fractures
  • heart problems

There is not currently a cure for ankylosing spondylitis, but there are treatments that can help relieve symptoms to improve your quality of life. Ankylosing Spondylitis infusion therapy can help improve symptoms and slow the progression of the disease.

Diagnosing Ankylosing Spondylitis

If you think you may have ankylosing spondylitis, make an appointment to see your doctor. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent the condition from getting worse. With proper treatment, ankylosing spondylitis does not have to be a debilitating condition.

Ankylosing spondylitis treatment options often include medication to reduce pain and inflammation, infusion therapy, physical therapy, and exercise. Surgery may be recommended in some rare cases.

Ankylosing Spondylitis Infusion Therapy

Doctors often prescribe nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as a first step in treating ankylosing spondylitis. These medications can help relieve inflammation, pain, and stiffness. However, they may not be effective enough to alleviate symptoms for all patients. In these cases, your doctor may recommend ankylosing spondylitis infusion therapy.

Common medications prescribed for infusion therapy to treat ankylosing spondylitis include:

  • Simponi Aria (golimumab)
  • Remicade (infliximab)
  • Cimzia (certolizumab pegol)

If your doctor prescribes ankylosing spondylitis infusion therapy to treat your symptoms, our experienced, compassionate team can provide you with comfortable, convenient infusion therapy services.

Getting Started With Ankylosing Spondylitis Infusion Therapy

 

For Patients Seeking Treatment

If you have been diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis and infusion therapy is part of your treatment plan, ask your provider to submit a referral form for treatment.

For Referring Providers

If you’d like to refer a patient to FlexCare Infusion Centers, complete a referral form and fax or email it to our intake team.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions about ankylosing spondylitis or infusion therapy, contact us directly. We look forward to helping you on your journey to better health.