Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc helps Fort Wayne ankylosing spondylitis patients with their back pain.10/10/2018Flexibility. 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 makes it less flexible. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc looks to maintain flexibility in its Fort Wayne chiropractic patients. 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 frequently 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. « 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."