Flexibility. It is vital for a body
to be flexible. One disease that may take flexibility
away is ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis is not
curable, but good care by a knowledgeable
practitioner like your Fernandina Beach chiropractor may help diminish
its symptoms and lasting effects. It’s an inflammatory disease that in
time can trigger your spinal bones, the vertebrae, to fuse. Fusing
anything brings about less flexibility. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic seeks to keep its Fernandina Beach
chiropractic patients as flexible as possible.
WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS IS
Patients coming to
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic regularly have clear-cut
conditions that clarify their back pain
experience. Sometimes, more unique
conditions like ankylosing spondylitis arrive, too. In a study of 3336 patients with ankylosing spondylitis, most ankylosing
spondylitis patients were diagnosed in other healthcare settings instead of rheumatology practices. Most were diagnosed
by other practitioners while 7% were diagnosed by chiropractors or PTs. The
median time for diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis from a diagnosis of back pain to a referral to a rheumatologist was 307 days. (1) Your Fernandina Beach chiropractor knows
the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and will establish that
referral as necessary.
WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS AFFECTS
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic, being a Fernandina Beach back pain
specialist clinic, will see ankylosing spondylitis patients since it
is a disease that affects the spine.
Ankylosing spondylitis most commonly 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 does not 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 likely to
suffer with ankylosing spondylitis than women. While ankylosing spondylitis does its
fusion thing, Amelia Chiropractic Clinic 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 Fernandina Beach CHIROPRACTIC MAY HELP Fernandina Beach
ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SUFFERERS
Diagnosing Fernandina Beach ankylosing spondylitis may be complicated
in some cases as symptoms may range from neck pain and stiffness to
low back pain and hip pain. In some cases, imaging (MRI, xray)
and lab tests are done as well as the classic
clinical examination. Once diagnosed though, combining 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
Fernandina Beach chiropractor successfully and eagerly
teams up with Fernandina Beach
healthcare colleagues to help Fernandina Beach chiropractic
patients find the gentle care they need.
CONTACT Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
Schedule a Fernandina Beach chiropractic visit
for Fernandina Beach back pain relief. If ankylosing spondylitis is your back
pain condition, know that Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is prepared to help.
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is all about keeping Fernandina Beach spines as flexible as
possible and allowing Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients
to do all their activities of daily living they want.