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 altering 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!
CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center
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.