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Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville helps St. Francisville ankylosing spondylitis patients with their back pain.

Flexibility. It’s important for a body to be flexible. One disease that may take flexibility away is ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis isn’t curable, but beneficial care by a well-informed practitioner like your St. Francisville chiropractor may help diminish its symptoms and lasting effects. It is an inflammatory disease that over time can cause your spinal bones, the vertebrae, to fuse. Fusing anything give rise to less flexibility. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville looks to maintain flexibility in its St. Francisville chiropractic patients.


Patients coming to Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville frequently have clear-cut conditions that describe their back pain experience. Occasionally, more unique conditions like ankylosing spondylitis appear, too. In a research investigation of 3336 patients with ankylosing spondylitis, most ankylosing spondylitis patients were diagnosed in other healthcare settings instead of rheumatology practices. Most were diagnosed by other practitioners while 7% were diagnosed by chiropractors or PTs. The median time for diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis from a diagnosis of back pain to a rheumatology referral was 307 days. (1) Your St. Francisville chiropractor understands the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and will make that referral as necessary.


Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville, being a St. Francisville back pain specialist clinic, will see ankylosing spondylitis patients as it is a disease that affects the spine. Ankylosing spondylitis most frequently affects the spine, especially the low back and sometimes the sacroiliac joint. Wherever tendons and ligaments attach to bone (spine, breastbone to ribs, hip, shoulder joint), ankylosing spondylitis may occur. Ankylosing spondylitis does not start and does its thing then quit. It may come and go, be worse and better, be off and on, for months or years. Ankylosing spondylitis may make its sufferer tired, and men are more prone to get ankylosing spondylitis than women. While ankylosing spondylitis does its fusion thing, Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville may be able to help influence its fusing ways to help maintain as much flexibility in its fused areas and an upright posture as possible instead of the hyperkyphosis curving that often comes to an ankylosing spondylitis spine.


Diagnosing St. Francisville ankylosing spondylitis may be complicated in some cases as symptoms may range from neck pain and stiffness to low back pain and hip pain. In some cases, imaging (MRI, xray) and lab tests are performed in addition to the typical clinical examination. Once diagnosed though, combining medical treatment via a rheumatologist with chiropractic treatment (spinal manipulation, Cox® Technic) can draw some relief like pain reduction and improved activities of daily living. (2) Your St. Francisville chiropractor effectively and enthusiastically works in partnership with St. Francisville healthcare colleagues to assist St. Francisville chiropractic patients find the gentle care they need.

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Schedule a St. Francisville chiropractic visit for St. Francisville back pain relief. If ankylosing spondylitis is your back pain condition, know that Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is prepared to help. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is all about keeping St. Francisville spines as flexible as possible and permitting St. Francisville chiropractic patients to do all their activities of daily living they want.
Ankylosing spondylitis is gently cared for by your St. Francisville chiropractor. 
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