Ankylosing spondylitis. Not a well-known back
pain condition you hear about all the time, but it’s one that is deserving of gentle, relieving treatment by an
experienced chiropractor like your Plainville
chiropractor at Layden Chiropractic. Chiropractic care of ankylosing
spondylitis (AS) is helpful for many such patients, and Cox®
Technic is a most gentle treatment approach Plainville
ankylosing spondylitis patients value.
WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?
Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic
disease affecting most typically
the spine and sacroiliac joints. Early treatment when AS is active
may assist in maintaining some flexibility in the spine and lessen
any subsequent hyperkyphosis of the cervicothoracic spine
and/or rigidity of the thoracolumbar, lumbosacral and sacroiliac spine that may
arise and preclude doing required
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. Layden Chiropractic manages both types with associated 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 diagnosing
ankylosing spondylitis. Layden Chiropractic is aware of the signs: back
pain with more than 1 of three 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 Plainville chiropractor. (1) Rheumatologists report
on the benefits of a new method to try:
nanocurcumin. It is known that T-helper 17 cells are
found at higher amounts in ankylosing spondylitis patients. Nanocurcumin
is evolving 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) Mixing chiropractic manipulation and
rehabilitation with care of a rheumatologist is positive
for inactive ankylosing spondylitis patients in a new study. Cox®
flexion distraction was a chiropractic approach used to treat ankylosing spondylitis patients that helped. Patients also did home stretches and rehabilitation exercises. They experienced
some relief of the symptoms, reduced pain and better
ability to do activities of daily living. (3) Layden Chiropractic delivers
gentle, stretching Plainville 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!
CONTACT Layden Chiropractic
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 today – using
Cox® Technic and exercise in the treatment plan.
Schedule a Plainville chiropractic appointment at Layden Chiropractic
for yourself or a friend who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon?
Yes. Unmanageable? No. Layden Chiropractic is here to help.