Gentle Fort Wayne Chiropractic Care for Ankylosing Spondylitis 04/23/2019Ankylosing spondylitis. Not a well-known back pain condition you hear about all the time, but it is a condition that merits gentle, relieving treatment by an experienced chiropractor like your Fort Wayne chiropractor at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. Chiropractic care of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is relieving for many such patients, and Cox® Technic is a most gentle treatment approach Fort Wayne ankylosing spondylitis patients value. WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS? Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease concerning most usually the spine and sacroiliac joints. Timely 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 preclude doing favorite 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. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc takes care of both types with associated healthcare colleagues to the benefit of the AS patient. WHAT HELPS MANAGE ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS? Cooperation 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 identifying ankylosing spondylitis. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is aware of the signs: back pain with more than 1 of 3 elements (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 Fort Wayne chiropractor. (1) Rheumatologists report on the benefits of a new approach to try: nanocurcumin. It is documented that T-helper 17 cells are found at higher amounts in ankylosing spondylitis patients. Nanocurcumin is surfacing as a new approach to control the T-helper 17 cells as it is an anti-inflammatory compound described as improving some clinical symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis. (2) Mixing chiropractic manipulation and rehabilitation with care of a rheumatologist is advantageous for inactive ankylosing spondylitis patients in a new study. Cox® flexion distraction was a treatment used with ankylosing spondylitis patients that helped. Patients also were instructed to do home stretches and rehab exercises. They experienced some relief of the symptoms, decreased pain and improved ability to do activities of daily living. (3) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc offers gentle, stretching Fort Wayne chiropractic care with Cox® Technic spinal manipulation. Fort Wayne AS patients say it feels good to their stiff spines. And a little good goes a long way! CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 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 Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc for yourself or a loved one who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon? Yes. Unmanageable? No. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is ready and able to help. « View All Spine Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."