Ankylosing spondylitis. Not a well-known back
pain condition you hear about every day, but it is one that merits gentle, relieving treatment by an
experienced chiropractor like your West Palm Beach
chiropractor at Moses Chiropractic. Chiropractic care of ankylosing
spondylitis (AS) is helpful for many such patients, and Cox®
Technic is a very gentle treatment approach West Palm Beach
ankylosing spondylitis patients appreciate.
WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?
Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic
disease altering 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 resulting hyperkyphosis of the cervicothoracic spine
and/or rigidity of the thoracolumbar, lumbosacral and sacroiliac spine that may
result and prevent doing desired
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. Moses Chiropractic manages both types with associated healthcare colleagues to the
advantage of the AS patient.
WHAT HELPS MANAGE ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?
Cooperation 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. Moses Chiropractic 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 West Palm Beach chiropractor. (1) Rheumatologists report
on the benefits of a new method to try:
nanocurcumin. It is known that T-helper 17 cells appear 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 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 new 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 rehabilitation exercises. They experienced
some relief of the symptoms, reduced pain and better
ability to do activities of daily living. (3) Moses Chiropractic delivers
gentle, stretching West Palm Beach chiropractic care with Cox® Technic
spinal manipulation. West Palm Beach AS patients say it feels good to
their stiff spines. And a little good goes a long way!
CONTACT Moses 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 even now – using
Cox® Technic and exercise in the treatment plan.
Schedule a West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment at Moses Chiropractic
for yourself or a loved one who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon?
Yes. Unmanageable? No. Moses Chiropractic is ready and able to help.