Flexibility. It’s vital for a body
to be flexible. One disease that may prevent flexibility is ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis isn’t
curable, but decent care by a knowledgeable
practitioner like your Pflugerville chiropractor may help diminish
its symptoms and lasting effects. It is an inflammatory disease that in
time can trigger your spinal bones, the vertebrae, to fuse. Fusing
anything makes it less flexible. Pflugerville Wellness Center seeks to keep its Pflugerville
chiropractic patients as flexible as possible.
WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS IS
Patients coming to
Pflugerville Wellness Center frequently have straightforward
conditions that describe their back pain
experience. Infrequently, more one-of-a-kind
conditions like ankylosing spondylitis appear, too. In a research
investigation of 3336 patients with ankylosing spondylitis, most ankylosing
spondylitis patients were diagnosed in other healthcare settings instead of rheumatology practices. The majority were diagnosed
by other practitioners while 7% were diagnosed by chiropractors or PTs. The
median timeframe for diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis from a diagnosis of back pain to a referral to a rheumatologist was 307 days. (1) Your Pflugerville chiropractor knows
the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and will make that
referral as necessary.
WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS AFFECTS
Pflugerville Wellness Center, being a Pflugerville back pain
specialist clinic, will see ankylosing spondylitis patients as it
is a spinal condition.
Ankylosing spondylitis most frequently involves
the spine, particularly the low back and occasionally
the sacroiliac joint. Wherever tendons and ligaments fasten to
bone (spine, breastbone to ribs, hip, shoulder joint), ankylosing spondylitis
may arise. Ankylosing spondylitis doesn’t begin
and does its thing then quit. It may come and go, be worse and
better, be off and on, for months or years. Ankylosing spondylitis may cause fatigue, and men are more prone to get ankylosing spondylitis than women. While ankylosing spondylitis does its
fusion thing, Pflugerville Wellness Center may be able to help influence its
fusing ways to help keep as much flexibility in its fused areas and an upright posture as possible instead of the hyperkyphosis curving that often comes to an ankylosing spondylitis spine.
HOW Pflugerville CHIROPRACTIC MAY HELP Pflugerville
ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SUFFERERS
Diagnosing Pflugerville ankylosing spondylitis may be complex
in some cases as symptoms may vary from neck pain and stiffness to
low back pain and hip pain. In some cases, imaging (MRI, xray)
and lab tests are performed in addition to the classic
clinical examination. Once diagnosed though, mixing medical
treatment via a rheumatologist with chiropractic treatment (spinal
manipulation, Cox® Technic) can draw some relief like pain reduction and improved activities of daily living. (2) Your
Pflugerville chiropractor effectively and eagerly
collaborates with Pflugerville
healthcare colleagues to assist Pflugerville chiropractic
patients find the gentle care they need.
CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness Center
Schedule a Pflugerville chiropractic visit
for Pflugerville back pain relief. If ankylosing spondylitis is your back
pain condition, know that Pflugerville Wellness Center is prepared to help.
Pflugerville Wellness Center is all about keeping Pflugerville spines as flexible as
possible and permitting Pflugerville chiropractic patients
to do everything they want.