Gentle Fernandina Beach Chiropractic Care for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis. Not a common back pain condition you hear about every day, but it’s a condition that is deserving of gentle, relieving treatment by an experienced chiropractor like your Fernandina Beach chiropractor at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic. Chiropractic care of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is helpful for many such patients, and Cox® Technic is a most gentle treatment approach Fernandina Beach ankylosing spondylitis patients value.

WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease concerning most commonly the spine and sacroiliac joints. Early treatment when AS is active may help maintain some flexibility in the spine and reduce any subsequent hyperkyphosis of the cervicothoracic spine and/or rigidity of the thoracolumbar, lumbosacral and sacroiliac spine that may result and block 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. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic 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 identifying ankylosing spondylitis. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic 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 Fernandina Beach chiropractor. (1) Rheumatologists report on the benefits of a new method to try: nanocurcumin. It is documented that T-helper 17 cells are found at higher amounts in ankylosing spondylitis patients. Nanocurcumin is surfacing as a new way 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 recent study. Cox® flexion distraction was a treatment used with ankylosing spondylitis patients that helped. Patients also did home stretches and rehab exercises. They experienced some relief of the symptoms, decreased pain and better ability to do activities of daily living. (3) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic offers gentle, stretching Fernandina Beach 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 tells of 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 Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic for yourself or a loved one who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon? Yes. Unmanageable? No. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is here to help.

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