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!
CONTACT Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
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.