Flexibility. It’s important for a body
to be flexible. One disease that may prevent flexibility is ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis isn’t
curable, but decent care by a well-informed
practitioner like your Minster chiropractor may help diminish
its symptoms and lasting effects. It is an inflammatory disease that in
time can trigger your spinal bones, the vertebrae, to fuse. Fusing
anything makes it less flexible. Minster Chiropractic Center looks to keep its Minster
chiropractic patients as flexible as possible.
WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS IS
Patients presenting to
Minster Chiropractic Center regularly have clear-cut
conditions that make clear their back pain
experience. Infrequently, more unique
conditions like ankylosing spondylitis turn up, 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 back
pain diagnosis to a rheumatology
referral was 307 days. (1) Your Minster chiropractor knows
the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and will set up that
referral as necessary.
WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS AFFECTS
Minster Chiropractic Center, being a Minster 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 occur. 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 make
its sufferer tired, and men are more likely to
suffer with ankylosing spondylitis than women. While ankylosing spondylitis does its
fusion thing, Minster Chiropractic Center may be able to help guide its
fusing ways to help maintain 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 Minster CHIROPRACTIC MAY HELP Minster
ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SUFFERERS
Diagnosing Minster ankylosing spondylitis may be complex
in some cases as symptoms may range from neck pain and stiffness to
low back pain and hip pain. In some cases, imaging (MRI, xray)
and lab tests are performed in addition to the classic
clinical examination. Once diagnosed though, mixing medical
treatment via a rheumatologist with chiropractic treatment (spinal
manipulation, Cox® Technic) can draw some relief like pain reduction and improved activities of daily living. (2) Your
Minster chiropractor effectively and eagerly
collaborates with Minster
healthcare colleagues to assist Minster chiropractic
patients find the gentle care they require.
CONTACT Minster Chiropractic Center
Schedule a Minster chiropractic visit
for Minster back pain relief. If ankylosing spondylitis is your back
pain condition, know that Minster Chiropractic Center is prepared to help.
Minster Chiropractic Center is all about keeping Minster spines as flexible as
possible and permitting Minster chiropractic patients
to do everything they want.