Ankylosing spondylitis. Not a well-known back
pain condition you hear about all the time, but it’s one that merits gentle, relieving treatment by an
experienced chiropractor like your Minster
chiropractor at Minster Chiropractic Center. Chiropractic care for ankylosing
spondylitis (AS) is helpful for many such patients, and Cox®
Technic is a very gentle treatment approach Minster
ankylosing spondylitis patients value.
WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?
Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic
disease affecting most usually
the spine and sacroiliac joints. Timely treatment when AS is active
may assist in maintaining some flexibility in the spine and reduce
any subsequent hyperkyphosis of the cervicothoracic spine
and/or rigidity of the thoracolumbar, lumbosacral and sacroiliac spine that may
result and prevent 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. Minster Chiropractic Center takes
care of both types with fellow 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 important
in the management of ankylosing spondylitis. The first step is diagnosing
ankylosing spondylitis. Minster Chiropractic Center knows the signs: back
pain with more than 1 of three features
(HLA-B27 positivity, current inflammatory back pain, or x-ray/MRI evidence of
sacroiliitis). 37% of ankylosing spondylitis is diagnosed by a rheumatologist while the other 63% is diagnosed by other practitioners like your Minster chiropractor. (1) Rheumatologists report
on the benefits of a new method to try:
nanocurcumin. It’s 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 shown to improve 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 a chiropractic approach used to treat ankylosing spondylitis patients that helped. Patients also were instructed
to do home stretches and rehab exercises. They gained
some relief of the symptoms, reduced pain and better
ability to perform activities of daily living. (3) Minster Chiropractic Center delivers
gentle, stretching Minster chiropractic care with Cox® Technic
spinal manipulation. Minster AS patients say it feels good to
their stiff spines. And a little good goes a long way!
CONTACT Minster Chiropractic 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 tells of his care and pain
alleviating success for several ankylosing spondylitis patients - including
a diver who keeps diving even now – using
Cox® Technic and exercise in the treatment plan.
Schedule a Minster chiropractic appointment at Minster Chiropractic Center
for yourself or a friend who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon?
Yes. Unmanageable? No. Minster Chiropractic Center is ready and able to help.