Gentle Minster Chiropractic Care for Ankylosing Spondylitis

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 concerning 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!

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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 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.

 
Minster Chiropractic Center offers gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic for ankylosing spondylitis management. 
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