Gentle Pensacola Chiropractic Care for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis. Not a well-known back pain condition you hear about every day, but it is a condition that merits gentle, relieving treatment by an experienced chiropractor like your Pensacola chiropractor at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center. Chiropractic care for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is helpful for many such patients, and Cox® Technic is a most gentle treatment approach Pensacola ankylosing spondylitis patients appreciate.

WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease concerning most typically the spine and sacroiliac joints. Timely 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 result and preclude doing desired activities of daily living. There are primarily two forms: active and inactive. Active is the development phase of AS while inactive is the post-development phase of AS. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center manages both types with fellow 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 key in the management of ankylosing spondylitis. The first step is diagnosing ankylosing spondylitis. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center 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 while the other 63% is diagnosed by other healthcare providers like your Pensacola chiropractor. (1) Rheumatologists document the benefits of a new approach to try: nanocurcumin. It’s known that T-helper 17 cells are found at higher amounts in ankylosing spondylitis patients. Nanocurcumin is evolving as a new way to control the T-helper 17 cells as it is an anti-inflammatory compound described as improving some clinical symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis. (2) Combining chiropractic manipulation and rehabilitation with care of a rheumatologist is advantageous for inactive ankylosing spondylitis patients in a recent study. Cox® flexion distraction was one of the chiropractic approaches to treating 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 improved ability to do activities of daily living. (3) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center delivers gentle, stretching Pensacola 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 describes his care and relieving success for several ankylosing spondylitis patients - including a diver who keeps diving today – utilizing Cox® Technic and exercise in the treatment plan.

Schedule a Pensacola chiropractic appointment at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center for yourself or a loved one who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon? Yes. Unmanageable? No. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is here to help.

 
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center offers gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic for ankylosing spondylitis management. 
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