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 good care by a knowledgeable
practitioner like your Fort Wayne chiropractor may help diminish
its symptoms and lasting effects. It’s an inflammatory disease that over
time can trigger your spinal bones, the vertebrae, to fuse. Fusing
anything give rise to
less flexibility. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc looks to keep its Fort Wayne
chiropractic patients as flexible as possible.
WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS IS
Patients coming to
Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc often have clear-cut
conditions that make clear their back pain
experience. Infrequently, more one-of-a-kind
conditions like ankylosing spondylitis appear, too. In a study of 3336 patients with ankylosing spondylitis, most ankylosing
spondylitis patients were diagnosed outside of rheumatology practices. The majority 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 Fort Wayne chiropractor understands
the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and will make that
referral as necessary.
WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS AFFECTS
Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc, being a Fort Wayne back pain
specialist clinic, will see ankylosing spondylitis patients as it
is a disease that affects the spine.
Ankylosing spondylitis most commonly involves
the spine, particularly the low back and occasionally
the sacroiliac joint. Wherever tendons and ligaments fasten to
bone (spine, breastbone to ribs, hip, shoulder joint), ankylosing spondylitis
may arise. Ankylosing spondylitis doesn’t begin
and does its thing then stop. 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, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc may be able to help guide its
fusing ways to help keep as much flexibility in its fused areas and an upright posture as possible instead of the hyperkyphosis curving that often results
in an ankylosing spondylitis spine.
HOW Fort Wayne CHIROPRACTIC MAY HELP Fort Wayne
ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SUFFERERS
Diagnosing Fort Wayne ankylosing spondylitis may be complicated
in some cases as symptoms may vary from neck pain and stiffness to
low back pain and hip pain. For some, imaging (MRI, xray)
and lab tests are done in addition to the classic
clinical examination. Once diagnosed though, combining medical
treatment via a rheumatologist with chiropractic treatment (spinal
manipulation, Cox® Technic) can bring about some relief in terms
of pain reduction and improved activities of daily living. (2) Your
Fort Wayne chiropractor effectively and enthusiastically
works in partnership with Fort Wayne
healthcare colleagues to help Fort Wayne chiropractic
patients find the gentle care they need.
CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc
Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic visit
for Fort Wayne back pain relief. If ankylosing spondylitis is your back
pain condition, know that Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is prepared to help.
Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is all about keeping Fort Wayne spines as flexible as
possible and allowing Fort Wayne chiropractic patients
to do everything they want.