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Non-pharmacological management in axial spondyloarthritis 

Non-pharmacological management in axial spondyloarthritis
Non-pharmacological management in axial spondyloarthritis

Laura Passalent

and Salih Ozgocmen

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date: 05 August 2020

The ASAS/EULAR panel recommends a multidisciplinary and patient-centred approach that includes a combination of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities. These updated recommendations describe a number of non-pharmacological interventions as the cornerstone of treatment in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). The aims of such treatment are to: (1) reduce pain and discomfort; (2) maintain or improve muscle strength, endurance, flexibility, mobility, balance, physical fitness, and social participation; and (3) prevent spinal abnormalities, joint contractures, and deformities. This chapter presents the evidence in support of common non-pharmacological interventions for axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) and provides recommendations regarding the implementation of such treatment strategies.

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