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!
CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness 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 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.