You might have seen people waling with their spine stiff, they have an kyphotic, forward headed posture. These people are suffering from a condition known as Ankyosing Spondylitis. This is an inflammatory condition, which causes fusion of spine over a period of time along with calcification of the spinal ligaments. These changes results in a hunched forward headed posture. When the ribs get affected, there is also difficulty in breathing. men are more affected than the women are. Other parts of the body are also affected because of the inflammation, especially the eyes. There is no absolute cure for this condition, but there are treatments availabe which reduces the severity of the condition and slows doen the progression of the disease. To be very simple, we make curd by settling the milk, but if we keep disturbing the vessel, the milk will never get converted to curd, so here we have to prevent setting the curd, or you can can say you have to keep exercising and keep the spine flexible to avoid the fusions. At Pain Free Zone, we have SoftTissue manual therapy, Dry Needling, Taping and several advanced pain management and rehabilitation skills which can definitely help you to cope with the effects of this condition. Once the therpaist feels that the patient will be able to perform the exercises at his own, the therapist will teach the self exercises to the patient and the patient can contiue with the home exercise program. If the patient ever feels, that the symptoms are in an acute stage, the patient is always go for few sessions to relieve the symptoms.