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Treating my Ankylosing Spondylitis with Radon & Biologics

My story is typical of those with AS in the USA except for maybe my use of radon therapy. My early symptoms was missed by conventional doctors, osteopaths, naturopaths and chiropractors. Finally an anterior eye specialist diagnosed my eye inflammation as Scleritis in 2006 and referred me to Rheumatology. Since then I have been on every TNF inhibitor and methotrexate and now an IL-17 inhibitor. My inflammation continued to develop in the spine SIJ, shoulders, and feet. I was using prednisone & prednisolone much too often, so I looked for an alternative. I found that the rest the world uses radon to manage chronic inflammatory diseases. So I found a radon spa in Montana and started communicating with others who use radon. My first radon treatment was in 2016, and enabled me to stop using oral and injected prednisone/prednisolone and methotrexate. The benefits for me wear off after six months, so I go back to Montana twice a year and stay for about 12 days. Radon therapy is easy and cost effective for me. The amount I take is below the level set for safe work in nuclear facilities. I hope you’ve found my story helpful. Best wishes…

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  • Tich author
    8 months ago

    Update: I was doing well in early 2018 except for hives from the IL-17 inhibitor. So I took a holiday from treatments and this goodness lasted long enough for me to lose my private disability cert. Then we were flooded by Harvey and my Scleritis worsened. So we started Rituxan infusions along with the radon therapy, both at six month intervals. This worked well until I skipped a winter radon trip to Montana. Otherwise, we recovered from Harvey and moved further inland. Going to Montana soon…

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