Ankylosing spondylitis. Not a well-known back pain condition you hear about all the time, but it is a condition that merits gentle, relieving treatment by a knowledgeable chiropractor like your Nashua chiropractor at Moriarty Chiropractic. Chiropractic care for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is relieving for many such patients, and Cox® Technic is a most gentle treatment approach Nashua ankylosing spondylitis patients value.
WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?
Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease altering most usually the spine and sacroiliac joints. Early 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 preclude 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. Moriarty Chiropractic manages both types with fellow healthcare colleagues to the advantage of the AS patient.
WHAT HELPS MANAGE ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?
Teamwork and coordination is helpful 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. Moriarty Chiropractic knows the signs: back pain with more than 1 of 3 features (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 healthcare providers like your Nashua 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 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 recent study. Cox® flexion distraction was a treatment used with ankylosing spondylitis patients that helped. Patients also did home stretches and rehabilitation exercises. They gained some relief of the symptoms, reduced pain and better ability to perform activities of daily living. (3) Moriarty Chiropractic delivers gentle, stretching Nashua chiropractic care with Cox® Technic spinal manipulation. It feels good to the AS spine that feels stiff and rigid. 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 describes his care and pain alleviating success for several ankylosing spondylitis patients - including a diver who keeps diving today – utilizing Cox® Technic and exercise in the treatment plan.
Schedule a Nashua chiropractic appointment at Moriarty Chiropractic for yourself or a loved one who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon? Yes. Unmanageable? No. Moriarty Chiropractic is here to help.