Gentle Williamson Chiropractic Care for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis. Not a well-known back pain condition you hear about all the time, but it is a condition that is deserving of gentle, relieving treatment by an experienced chiropractor like your Williamson chiropractor at Apple Country Chiropractic. Chiropractic care of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is relieving for many such patients, and Cox® Technic is a very gentle treatment approach Williamson ankylosing spondylitis patients appreciate.

WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease affecting most commonly the spine and sacroiliac joints. Timely treatment when AS is active may assist in maintaining some flexibility in the spine and minimize any resulting hyperkyphosis of the cervicothoracic spine and/or rigidity of the thoracolumbar, lumbosacral and sacroiliac spine that may result and preclude doing required activities of daily living. There are primarily two forms: active and inactive. Active is the development phase of AS while inactive is the post-development phase of AS. Apple Country Chiropractic takes care of 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 key in the management of ankylosing spondylitis. The first step is recognizing ankylosing spondylitis. Apple Country Chiropractic is aware of the signs: back pain with more than 1 of 3 attributes (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 Williamson 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 way 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 positive for inactive ankylosing spondylitis patients in a recent study. Cox® flexion distraction was one of the chiropractic treatments 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) Apple Country Chiropractic offers gentle, stretching Williamson 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!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Gabriel Monterrubio, a chiropractor practicing in Mexico, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his care and relieving success for several ankylosing spondylitis patients - including a diver who keeps diving today – using Cox® Technic and exercise in the treatment plan.

Schedule a Williamson chiropractic appointment at Apple Country Chiropractic for yourself or a friend who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon? Yes. Unmanageable? No. Apple Country Chiropractic is here to help.

 
Apple Country Chiropractic uses gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic for ankylosing spondylitis management. 
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