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Gentle St. Francisville Chiropractic Care for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis. Not a well-known back pain condition you hear about all the time, but it’s a condition that merits gentle, relieving treatment by an experienced chiropractor like your St. Francisville chiropractor at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville. Chiropractic care for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is relieving for many such patients, and Cox® Technic is a very gentle treatment approach St. Francisville ankylosing spondylitis patients appreciate.

WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease concerning most commonly the spine and sacroiliac joints. Timely treatment when AS is active may assist in maintaining some flexibility in the spine and lessen any resulting hyperkyphosis of the cervicothoracic spine and/or rigidity of the thoracolumbar, lumbosacral and sacroiliac spine that may result and preclude 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. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville manages both types with fellow healthcare colleagues to the advantage of the AS patient.

WHAT HELPS MANAGE ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Teamwork and coordination is helpful for patients with ankylosing spondylitis. Chiropractors, rheumatologists, primary care physicians, physical therapists, etc., are all key in the management of ankylosing spondylitis. The first step is diagnosing ankylosing spondylitis. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is aware of the signs: back pain with more than 1 of 3 features (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 practitioners like your St. Francisville chiropractor. (1) Rheumatologists document the benefits of a new approach to try: nanocurcumin. It’s known that T-helper 17 cells appear at higher amounts in ankylosing spondylitis patients. Nanocurcumin is evolving as a new way 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 beneficial for inactive ankylosing spondylitis patients in a new study. Cox® flexion distraction was a treatment used with ankylosing spondylitis patients that helped. Patients also did home stretches and rehab exercises. They gained some relief of the symptoms, decreased pain and better ability to perform activities of daily living. (3) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville delivers gentle, stretching St. Francisville 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 tells of 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 St. Francisville chiropractic appointment at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville for yourself or a friend who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon? Yes. Unmanageable? No. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is here to help.

 
Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville uses gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic for ankylosing spondylitis management. 
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