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Why Kevin Hart Will Never Be Good At These 9 Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment Methods

Are you losing the battle against ankylosing spondylitis? Let me start by sharing a piece of my journey through the trenches of this challenging condition. Imagine waking up every morning feeling like you’ve been hit by a dump truck. Yep, that was me. Then both of my hips decided to throw in the towel and were replaced due to the relentless grip of this chronic disease. 

Let me tell you, the seven months of physiotherapy that followed my first hip replacement surgery? They were no joke. It was like a never-ending marathon of pain and exhaustion, and I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. But, let’s add a sprinkle of humor to my unpleasant journey. Can you imagine Kevin Hart going through the same ordeal? Picture him trying to keep up with physio, cracking jokes about his newfound love for orthopedic shoes. The mental image is priceless!

9 Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatments You Need to Know About

Now, let’s shift gears and talk about something a bit more serious – treatments. Ready for a breakdown of 9 ankylosing spondylitis treatment methods, with a dash of humor and a sprinkle of Kevin Hart? Let’s go!

1. Lifestyle Modification

Why will Kevin never be good at it?  Let’s face it, Kevin’s energy is contagious, but his love for high-energy antics might not translate well into the world of lifestyle modifications. Picture him trying to sit still in an ergonomic chair without cracking a joke. Yeah, not happening!

Lifestyle modifications can significantly improve your quality of life with ankylosing spondylitis. From choosing the right footwear to practicing good posture, these changes can help reduce pain and stiffness and prevent further damage to your joints.

2. Biologics

Biologic medications can be a good contender for treatment because they target the underlying inflammation in ankylosing spondylitis, helping to reduce pain, stiffness, and fatigue. They can also slow down the progression of joint damage and improve overall function.

Sure, Kevin can deliver a punchline like nobody’s business, but when it comes to remembering the names of complex medications, he might be a bit out of his league. Imagine him trying to recite the side effects of his biologic medication while keeping a straight face. Comedy gold, indeed!

3. Physical Therapy

Physical therapy can improve flexibility, strength, and range of motion, making it easier to perform daily activities and reducing the risk of injury. It can also teach you proper body mechanics to prevent strain on your joints.

Kevin in a physical therapy session? His boundless energy might make him a hit on the comedy stage but I can already hear the jokes about being vertically challenged. Picture Kevin trying to keep a straight face while doing his exercises. Yeah, that’s a tough one!

4. Self-care

Morning routines are essential, even for the busiest of comedians.

Self-care practices like proper nutrition, stress management, and adequate rest can help reduce inflammation and improve overall well-being. Taking time for yourself isn’t selfish – it’s essential for managing ankylosing spondylitis.

Kevin’s hectic schedule might make it challenging for him to prioritize self-care. Picture him sipping on a green matcha latte with almond milk (one of my morning staples), trying to convince himself it’s just as good as his morning coffee. Hey, whatever works right?

5. Support

Emotional support from friends, family, or support groups can help you cope with the challenges of living with ankylosing spondylitis. Knowing that you’re not alone can make a world of difference on those tough days.

Kevin’s busy schedule might make it difficult for him to find time for emotional support. Picture him trying to schedule a support group meeting between movie shoots and stand-up gigs. It’s a tough balancing act!

6. Exercise

Kevin doing HIIT? 

Regular exercise can improve flexibility, strength, and cardiovascular health, making it easier to manage ankylosing spondylitis symptoms. It can also help reduce stress and improve mood.

Kevin’s high-energy antics might make him a hit on the comedy stage, but when it comes to sticking to a consistent exercise routine, he might struggle to find the time and motivation. Plus, imagine him trying to keep up with a HIIT workout without cracking a joke. 

7. Mental Health Management

Taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical health. Practices like mindfulness, therapy, and relaxation techniques can help reduce stress and improve overall well-being.

While Kevin’s humor can certainly brighten your day, managing mental health requires more than just laughter. It takes time, effort, and a willingness to confront difficult emotions – something that might not come naturally to a comedian.

You may like this post: Unlocking Inner Peace: 8 Powerful Anxiety Coping Strategies

8. Stress Management

Managing stress can help reduce inflammation and improve overall well-being. Techniques like deep breathing, meditation, and yoga can help calm the mind and relax the body.

Why would Kevin never be good at it? His fast-paced lifestyle might make it challenging for him to find time to manage his stress levels. Can you imagine him trying to meditate in between rehearsals and interviews? Highly unlikely!

9. Healthy Diet

I can’t see Kevin swapping his snacks for kale chips! Now that’s comedy gold. But in all seriousness, a healthy diet can work wonders for managing inflammation and keeping your body in tip-top shape.

Incorporate foods such as:

  • Strawberries or carrots
  • Salmon 
  • Quinoa 

Eating these foods can help reduce inflammation and improve overall health, help maintain a healthy weight, and support your immune system.

Managing ankylosing spondylitis isn’t all doom and gloom – with the right treatments and a sprinkle of humor, we can laugh in the face of chronic pain.

Lovaine Cohen

Conclusion

Remember, you’re not alone in this journey. Whether you’re struggling with morning stiffness or navigating the world of biologics, there’s support out there for you. And hey, if Kevin Hart can find humor in life’s challenges, so can we! 

Ready to take control of your pain? Register for our interest coaching list for The Holistic Healing Method, where you’ll be guided every step of the way.

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FAQ

What should you not do with ankylosing spondylitis?

Avoiding high-impact activities like jumping or running can help prevent further damage to your joints. It’s also essential to avoid smoking, as it can worsen inflammation and increase the risk of complications.

Is ankylosing spondylitis serious?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory condition that can lead to severe pain and stiffness in the spine and other joints. While it’s not life-threatening, it can significantly impact your quality of life if left untreated.

Can ankylosing spondylitis be cured?

There is currently no cure for ankylosing spondylitis, but with proper treatment and management, symptoms can be controlled, and progression of the disease can be slowed down. It’s essential to work closely with your healthcare team to develop a treatment plan that works for you.

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