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Gentle San Jose Chiropractic Care for Ankylosing Spondylitis

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 subsequent 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 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 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!

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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 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.

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