Treatments for Spondylitis

Below is a listing of treatments and therapies for spondylitis. Click on one to read more information or connect with others currently using it.

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Nalfon (Fenoprofen)

Overview
Nalfon is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and mild to moderate pain. Nalfon is also referred to by its drug ... read more

Naltrexone

Overview
Naltrexone is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating opiate and alcohol addiction. At a significantly lower dose, Naltrexone has also been prescribed... read more

Naprosyn (Naproxen)

Overview
Naprosyn is an over-the-counter medication used to treat mild to moderate osteoarthritis pain. Naprosyn is also referred to by its drug name, Naproxen. Naproxen is also sold under the brand name Aleve... read more

Nerve block injections

Overview
In some cases of spondylitis, pain cannot be effectively managed with medication. Depending on the condition and the type of pain, some people may be candidates for nerve block injections.

What... read more

Neurontin (Gabapentin)

Overview
Neurontin is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat postherpetic neuralgia and some types of seizures. Neurontin is also referred to by its drug name, Gabapent... read more

Norco (Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen)

Overview
Norco is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. Norco is a combination drug containing Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen. Hydro... read more

Norflex (Orphenadrine)

Overview
Norflex is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat muscle spasms and pain. Norflex is also referred to by its drug name, Orphenadrine.

Norflex is a mus... read more

Norgesic (Orphenadrine citrate/Aspirin/Caffeine)

Overview
Norgesic is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat acute musculoskeletal pain in addition to rest and physical therapy. Norgesic is a combination drug co... read more

Norpramin (Desipramine)

Overview
Norpramin is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of depression. Norpramin may be mildly effective at managing neuropathic pain. Norpramin is ... read more

Nutrition

Overview
Everyone feels their best when they consistently eat a healthy, balanced diet. For people with spondylitis, nutrition can help you combat inflammation, manage your weight, and avoid developing osteopo... read more

Orphengesic (Orphenadrine citrate/Aspirin/Caffeine)

Overview
Orphengesic is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat acute musculoskeletal pain in addition to rest and physical therapy. Orphengesic is a combination d... read more

Otezla (Apremilast)

Overview
Otezla is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat active psoriatic arthritis and moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Otezla may also be prescribed for peripher... read more

OxyContin (Oxycodone)

Overview
OxyContin is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat pain severe enough to require daily, 24-hour, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatmen... read more

Pamelor (Nortriptyline)

Overview
Pamelor is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of depression. Pamelor may be mildly effective at managing neuropathic pain. Pamelor is also k... read more

Paxil (Paroxetine)

Overview
Paxil is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat depression, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Paxil may be mildly effective at managing neurop... read more

Percocet (Oxycodone/Acetaminophen)

Overview
Percocet is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. Percocet is a combination drug composed of Oxycodone and Acetaminophen.
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Physical therapy

Overview
Physical therapy can help people with spondylitis reduce pain, preserve function, improve strength and balance, and stabilize joints. Physical therapy can also rehabilitate your body after surgery or ... read more

Posture

Overview
Maintaining good posture is important for everyone. Good posture helps prevent fatigue and strain and improves balance. For people with spondylitis, good posture is essential to avoid developing kypho... read more

Pristiq (Desvenlafaxine)

Overview
Pristiq is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat major depression disorder. Pristiq may be mildly effective at managing neuropathic pain. Pristiq is also know... read more

Prozac (Fluoxetine)

Overview
Prozac is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat depression. Prozac is also known by its drug name, Fluoxetine.

Prozac is an antidepressant of the selectiv... read more

Radiofrequency nerve ablation

Overview
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a technique used to provide long-term relief for some types of chronic pain. RFA is most often used to treat back pain including pain in the lumbar, cervical, and sacr... read more

Remicade (Infliximab)

Overview
Remicade is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat active ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis, chronic severe plaque psoriasis, and moderately... read more

Rheumatrex (Methotrexate)

Overview
Rheumatrex is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat severe cases of psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and some types of cancer. Methotrexate is sometimes presc... read more

Savella (Milnacipran)

Overview
Savella is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat fibromyalgia. Savella is also known by its drug name, Milnacipran.

Savella is a serotonin-norepinephrine ... read more

Silenor (Doxepin)

Overview
Silenor is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat insomnia. Silenor may help manage neuropathic pain. Silenor is also referred to by its drug name, Doxepin.

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Simponi (Golimumab)

Overview
Simponi is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with active cases of ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (in combination with methotrexate),... read more

Simponi Aria (Golimumab)

Overview
Simponi Aria is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with active ankylosing spondylitis. Simponi Aria is also referred to by its drug name, Golimumab. Golimumab is also s... read more

Soma (Carisoprodol)

Overview
Soma is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat acute musculoskeletal pain. Soma is also referred to by its drug name, Carisoprodol.

Soma is a muscle r... read more

Spinal surgery

Overview
In advanced cases of ankylosing spondylitis, corrective spinal surgery may become necessary. A spine specialist may recommend surgery in cases where the spine has become deformed in a fixed flexed (fo... read more

Stelara (Ustekinumab)

Overview
Stelara is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat active psoriatic arthritis and moderately to severely active cases of plaque psoriasis and Crohn’s dise... read more

Tofranil (Imipramine)

Overview
Tofranil is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat depression. Tofranil may help manage neuropathic pain. Tofranil is also known by its drug name, Imipramine. ... read more

Trexall (Methotrexate)

Overview
Trexall is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat severe cases of psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and some types of cancer. Methotrexate is sometimes prescrib... read more

Tylenol (Acetaminophen, Paracetamol)

Overview
Tylenol is available over the counter as treatment for minor aches and pains. Tylenol may be referred to by the drug name Acetaminophen, also called Paracetamol.

Tylenol is an analgesic (pain reli... read more

Ultram (Tramadol)

Overview
Ultram is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manage moderate to moderately severe pain in adults. Ultram is also known by its drug name, Tramadol.

Ultram is ... read more

Valium (Diazepam)

Overview
Valium is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat anxiety. Valium can also help relieve muscle spasms. Valium is also known by its drug name, Diazepam.

Vali... read more

Vicodin (Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen)

Overview
Vicodin is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manage pain severe enough to require an opioid, and for which other treatments are ineffective. Vicodin is a combin... read more

Voltaren (Diclofenac)

Overview
Voltaren is a prescription medication that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) to treat the symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. Voltaren ... read more

Wellbutrin (Bupropion)

Overview
Wellbutrin is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat depression in adults. Wellbutrin may help manage neuropathic pain. Wellbutrin is also known by its drug na... read more

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