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Gentle Murfreesboro Chiropractic Care for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis. Not a well-known back pain condition you hear about every day, but it’s a condition that merits gentle, relieving treatment by a knowledgeable chiropractor like your Murfreesboro chiropractor at Most Chiropractic Clinic. Chiropractic care of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is relieving for many such patients, and Cox® Technic is a most gentle treatment approach Murfreesboro ankylosing spondylitis patients value.

WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease altering most commonly the spine and sacroiliac joints. Early treatment when AS is active may assist in maintaining some flexibility in the spine and minimize any subsequent hyperkyphosis of the cervicothoracic spine and/or rigidity of the thoracolumbar, lumbosacral and sacroiliac spine that may result and block doing required activities of daily living. There are mainly two forms: active and inactive. Active is the development phase of AS while inactive is the post-development phase of AS. Most Chiropractic Clinic manages 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 diagnosing ankylosing spondylitis. Most Chiropractic Clinic is aware of 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 while the other 63% is diagnosed by other healthcare providers like your Murfreesboro chiropractor. (1) Rheumatologists document the benefits of a new approach to try: nanocurcumin. It is documented that T-helper 17 cells appear at higher amounts in ankylosing spondylitis patients. Nanocurcumin is surfacing as a new approach to contain the T-helper 17 cells as it is an anti-inflammatory compound described as improving 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 one of the chiropractic approaches to treating ankylosing spondylitis patients that helped. Patients also were instructed to do home stretches and rehab exercises. They experienced some relief of the symptoms, reduced pain and better ability to perform activities of daily living. (3) Most Chiropractic Clinic delivers gentle, stretching Murfreesboro 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 explains his care and pain alleviating success for several ankylosing spondylitis patients - including a diver who keeps diving today – utilizing Cox® Technic and exercise in the treatment plan.

Schedule a Murfreesboro chiropractic appointment at Most Chiropractic Clinic for yourself or a loved one who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon? Yes. Unmanageable? No. Most Chiropractic Clinic is here to help.

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