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!
CONTACT Chiropractic Associates
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.