But you can take steps on your own, besides meds, to ease pain and stiffness.
Ways to Get Started
Work with a physical therapist. Exercise is an important part of everyday treatment. When you strengthen the muscles that support your spine, you can boost your flexibility and lower pain.
It’s best to work with a qualified therapist. She can make sure your form is right. When some exercises are done the wrong way, they can make you feel worse.
A trainer can keep you on the right track and motivated. In addition to strength training and stretching, your program might include exercising in water (hydrotherapy), posture training, and deep-breathing exercises.
Having a flare? Use heat or ice. A physical therapist…