Gentle Pflugerville Chiropractic Care for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis. Not a well-known back pain condition you hear about every day, but it’s one that is deserving of gentle, relieving treatment by an experienced chiropractor like your Pflugerville chiropractor at Pflugerville Wellness Center. Chiropractic care for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is helpful for many such patients, and Cox® Technic is a very gentle treatment approach Pflugerville ankylosing spondylitis patients value.

WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease affecting most commonly the spine and sacroiliac joints. Timely treatment when AS is active may assist in maintaining some flexibility in the spine and lessen any subsequent hyperkyphosis of the cervicothoracic spine and/or rigidity of the thoracolumbar, lumbosacral and sacroiliac spine that may develop and prevent doing favorite 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. Pflugerville Wellness Center takes care of 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 key in the management of ankylosing spondylitis. The first step is diagnosing ankylosing spondylitis. Pflugerville Wellness Center knows the signs: back pain with more than 1 of 3 elements (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 practitioners like your Pflugerville chiropractor. (1) Rheumatologists report on the benefits of a new method to try: nanocurcumin. It’s documented that T-helper 17 cells are found at higher amounts in ankylosing spondylitis patients. Nanocurcumin is surfacing as a new approach 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 beneficial for inactive ankylosing spondylitis patients in a new study. Cox® flexion distraction was one of the chiropractic treatments used with ankylosing spondylitis patients that helped. Patients also did home stretches and rehab exercises. They experienced some relief of the symptoms, reduced pain and improved ability to perform activities of daily living. (3) Pflugerville Wellness Center delivers gentle, stretching Pflugerville chiropractic care with Cox® Technic spinal manipulation. Pflugerville 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 explains his care and pain alleviating success for several ankylosing spondylitis patients - including a diver who continues diving even now – using Cox® Technic and exercise in the treatment plan.

Schedule a Pflugerville chiropractic appointment at Pflugerville Wellness Center for yourself or a friend who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon? Yes. Unmanageable? No. Pflugerville Wellness Center is here to help.

 
Pflugerville Wellness Center uses gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic for ankylosing spondylitis management. 
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