Things Rheumatologists Want You to Know About Ankylosing Spondylitis

Make Friends With Your Rheumatologist

To keep your ankylosing spondylitis in check, you need to have a good relationship with your rheumatologist. “Your rheumatologist should be someone that, if he or she were not your doctor, could be your friend,” Askanase says. “For people with a chronic condition, having a trusting, honest, and constructive relationship with their doctor is the key to a healthy and long life.” To make the most of your appointments, do some prep work: Write down your symptoms, concerns, and questions before you arrive.

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