Apple Country Chiropractic helps Williamson ankylosing spondylitis patients with their back pain.

Flexibility. It’s vital for a body to be flexible. One disease that may take flexibility away is ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis isn’t curable, but decent care by a experienced practitioner like your Williamson chiropractor may help diminish its symptoms and lasting effects. It is an inflammatory disease that over time can cause your spinal bones, the vertebrae, to fuse. Fusing anything makes it less flexible. Apple Country Chiropractic looks to maintain flexibility in its Williamson chiropractic patients.

WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS IS

Patients coming to Apple Country Chiropractic often have clear-cut conditions that explain their back pain experience. Occasionally, more unique conditions like ankylosing spondylitis turn up, too. In a research investigation of 3336 patients with ankylosing spondylitis, most ankylosing spondylitis patients were diagnosed in other healthcare settings instead of rheumatology practices. The majority were diagnosed by other practitioners while 7% were diagnosed by chiropractors or PTs. The median timeframe for diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis from a diagnosis of back pain to a rheumatology referral was 307 days. (1) Your Williamson chiropractor understands the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and will make that referral as necessary.

WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS AFFECTS

Apple Country Chiropractic, being a Williamson back pain specialist clinic, will see ankylosing spondylitis patients as it is a spine-related disease. 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 does not start and does its thing then quit. It may come and go, be worse and better, be off and on, for months or years. Ankylosing spondylitis may cause fatigue, and men are more likely to suffer with ankylosing spondylitis than women. While ankylosing spondylitis does its fusion thing, Apple Country Chiropractic may be able to help influence 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 Williamson CHIROPRACTIC MAY HELP Williamson ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SUFFERERS

Diagnosing Williamson 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, mixing medical treatment via a rheumatologist with chiropractic treatment (spinal manipulation, Cox® Technic) can bring about some relief like pain reduction and improved activities of daily living. (2) Your Williamson chiropractor successfully and eagerly collaborates with Williamson healthcare colleagues to assist Williamson chiropractic patients find the gentle care they need.

CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic

Schedule a Williamson chiropractic visit for Williamson back pain relief. If ankylosing spondylitis is your back pain condition, know that Apple Country Chiropractic is here to help. Apple Country Chiropractic is all about keeping Williamson spines as flexible as possible and allowing Williamson chiropractic patients to do all their activities of daily living they want.
 
Ankylosing spondylitis is gently cared for by your Williamson chiropractor. 
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