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!
CONTACT Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
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.