I remember when I first had to attend physical therapy as part of my early AS treatment, and the therapist was totally ignorant about AS. He suggested that I wear a brace, but I had already read that a brace was a poor choice for AS, as the back muscles would eventually weaken from it and allow for more curvature.

I got to wondering, what are other things or practices should be avoided for AS and why? Maybe we should leave diet out of this topic for now.

--Greg


AS symptoms started 1991. Official dx in 2006 with HLA-B27+, fused SIJ, bone spurs in back, extreme rib/hip pain, and other family with SpA. Started Enbrel in 2006 with good results, but stopped in 2010 due to nerve damage (MS) from it. Getting good results with no-starch diet since 2011.