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!
CONTACT Most Chiropractic Clinic
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.