What are the consequences of limited spinal mobility and having a head-forward posture in ankylosing spondylitis?
When your spine is immobile, activities of daily living such as bending over to tie your shoes and dressing can become very difficult and painful. It is important to incorporate regular exercise and stretching routines into your day to help alleviate pain and stiffness. An irreversible head-forward "hunchback" posture is one of the most serious consequences of AS and should be avoided by working with your physician and physical therapist on posture training exercises.
SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • https://www.thinkgenetic.com/diseases/ankylosing-spondylitis/living-with/7039 • DATE UPDATED: 2016-04-19