The earlier the treatment the better the outlook for the patient; the prognosis is usually good. The basic objectives of treatment are:

• prevention of spinal fusion in a poor position

• relief of pain and stiffness

• maintenance of optimum spinal mobility

The basic methods of management are:

• advice on good back care and posture

• general education and counselling

• exercise programs to improve the range of movement and maintain mobility

• referral to physiotherapist

• drug therapy, especially tolerated NSAIDs, preferably indomethacin in optimal dosage

• sulphasalazine—a useful second-line agent if the disease progresses despite NSAIDs

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