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Gentle Tonawanda Chiropractic Care for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis. Not a well-known back pain condition you hear about every day, but it’s a condition that is deserving of gentle, relieving treatment by an experienced chiropractor like your Tonawanda chiropractor at Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation. Chiropractic care for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is helpful for many such patients, and Cox® Technic is a most gentle treatment approach Tonawanda ankylosing spondylitis patients appreciate.

WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease affecting most usually the spine and sacroiliac joints. Early treatment when AS is active may assist in maintaining some flexibility in the spine and reduce any resulting hyperkyphosis of the cervicothoracic spine and/or rigidity of the thoracolumbar, lumbosacral and sacroiliac spine that may develop and prevent doing required activities of daily living. There are primarily two forms: active and inactive. Active is the development phase of AS while inactive is the post-development phase of AS. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation manages both types with associated healthcare colleagues to the advantage of the AS patient.

WHAT HELPS MANAGE ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Teamwork and coordination is beneficial for patients with ankylosing spondylitis. Chiropractors, rheumatologists, primary care physicians, physical therapists, etc., are all important in the management of ankylosing spondylitis. The first step is diagnosing ankylosing spondylitis. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation knows the signs: back pain with more than 1 of 3 attributes (HLA-B27 positivity, current inflammatory back pain, or x-ray/MRI evidence of sacroiliitis). 37% of ankylosing spondylitis is diagnosed by a rheumatologist, and the other 63% is diagnosed by other healthcare providers like your Tonawanda chiropractor. (1) Rheumatologists document the benefits of a new method to try: nanocurcumin. It is documented that T-helper 17 cells are found at higher amounts in ankylosing spondylitis patients. Nanocurcumin is surfacing as a new approach to contain the T-helper 17 cells as it is an anti-inflammatory compound shown to improve some clinical symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis. (2) Combining chiropractic manipulation and rehabilitation with care of a rheumatologist is positive for inactive ankylosing spondylitis patients in a new study. Cox® flexion distraction was a chiropractic approach used to treat ankylosing spondylitis patients that helped. Patients also did home stretches and rehabilitation exercises. They experienced some relief of the symptoms, decreased pain and improved ability to do activities of daily living. (3) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation delivers gentle, stretching Tonawanda chiropractic care with Cox® Technic spinal manipulation. It feels good to the AS spine that feels stiff and rigid. And a little good goes a long way!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Gabriel Monterrubio, a chiropractor practicing in Mexico, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains his care and pain alleviating success for several ankylosing spondylitis patients - including a diver who continues diving even now – utilizing Cox® Technic and exercise in the treatment plan.

Schedule a Tonawanda chiropractic appointment at Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation for yourself or a loved one who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon? Yes. Unmanageable? No. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation is here to help.

 
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation uses gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic for ankylosing spondylitis management. 
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