Gentle Preston Chiropractic Care for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis. Not a common back pain condition you hear about all the time, but it’s a condition that is deserving of gentle, relieving treatment by a knowledgeable chiropractor like your Preston chiropractor at Chiropractic Associates. Chiropractic care for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is relieving for many such patients, and Cox® Technic is a very gentle treatment approach Preston ankylosing spondylitis patients appreciate.

WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease altering most typically the spine and sacroiliac joints. Timely treatment when AS is active may help maintain 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 preclude doing favorite 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 Associates takes care of both types with fellow healthcare colleagues to the benefit 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 recognizing ankylosing spondylitis. Chiropractic Associates knows the signs: back pain with more than 1 of three elements (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 Preston chiropractor. (1) Rheumatologists document the benefits of a new method to try: nanocurcumin. It is known that T-helper 17 cells appear at higher amounts in ankylosing spondylitis patients. Nanocurcumin is surfacing as a new way to contain the T-helper 17 cells as it is an anti-inflammatory compound described as improving some clinical symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis. (2) Mixing chiropractic manipulation and rehabilitation with care of a rheumatologist is advantageous 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 were instructed to do home stretches and rehabilitation exercises. They experienced some relief of the symptoms, reduced pain and improved ability to do activities of daily living. (3) Chiropractic Associates offers gentle, stretching Preston chiropractic care with Cox® Technic spinal manipulation. Preston AS patients say it feels good to their stiff spines. 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 describes his care and relieving 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 Preston chiropractic appointment at Chiropractic Associates for yourself or a loved one who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon? Yes. Unmanageable? No. Chiropractic Associates is ready and able to help.

 
Chiropractic Associates uses gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic for ankylosing spondylitis management. 
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