Ankylosing 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 Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center. 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. Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center 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. Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center 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 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, decreased pain and improved
ability to do activities of daily living. (3) Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center offers
gentle, stretching Fort Wayne 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 Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center
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 Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center
for yourself or a loved one who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon?
Yes. Unmanageable? No. Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center is ready and able to help.