Ankylosing spondylitis. Not a well-known back
pain condition you hear about every day, but it is one that merits gentle, relieving treatment by a knowledgeable chiropractor like your San Jose
chiropractor at Chiropractic Solutions. Chiropractic care for ankylosing
spondylitis (AS) is relieving for many such patients, and Cox®
Technic is a most gentle treatment approach San Jose
ankylosing spondylitis patients appreciate.
WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?
Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic
disease concerning most commonly
the spine and sacroiliac joints. Early treatment when AS is active
may assist in maintaining some flexibility in the spine and reduce
any resulting hyperkyphosis of the cervicothoracic spine
and/or rigidity of the thoracolumbar, lumbosacral and sacroiliac spine that may
develop and block 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. Chiropractic Solutions manages both types with associated healthcare colleagues to the
advantage 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 important
in the management of ankylosing spondylitis. The first step is identifying
ankylosing spondylitis. Chiropractic Solutions is aware of 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,
and the other 63% is diagnosed by other practitioners like your San Jose chiropractor. (1) Rheumatologists report
on the benefits of a new method to try:
nanocurcumin. It is 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) 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 treatment
used with ankylosing spondylitis patients that helped. Patients also did home stretches and rehab exercises. They gained
some relief of the symptoms, decreased pain and improved
ability to do activities of daily living. (3) Chiropractic Solutions offers
gentle, stretching San Jose 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 Chiropractic Solutions
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 relieving success for several ankylosing spondylitis patients - including
a diver who continues diving today – using
Cox® Technic and exercise in the treatment plan.
Schedule a San Jose chiropractic appointment at Chiropractic Solutions
for yourself or a loved one who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon?
Yes. Unmanageable? No. Chiropractic Solutions is here to help.