Gentle West Palm Beach 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 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!

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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 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.

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