Gentle Baton Rouge Chiropractic Care for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis. Not a well-known back pain condition you hear about all the time, but it is a condition that is deserving of gentle, relieving treatment by a knowledgeable chiropractor like your Baton Rouge chiropractor at Spine & Sports Rehab Center. Chiropractic care for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is relieving for many such patients, and Cox® Technic is a very gentle treatment approach Baton Rouge ankylosing spondylitis patients appreciate.

WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease altering most commonly the spine and sacroiliac joints. Timely treatment when AS is active may assist in maintaining some flexibility in the spine and reduce any resulting hyperkyphosis of the cervicothoracic spine and/or rigidity of the thoracolumbar, lumbosacral and sacroiliac spine that may arise and block 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. Spine & Sports Rehab Center manages both types with fellow healthcare colleagues to the advantage of the AS patient.

WHAT HELPS MANAGE ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Cooperation 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. Spine & Sports Rehab Center is aware of 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, and the other 63% is diagnosed by other practitioners like your Baton Rouge chiropractor. (1) Rheumatologists document 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 approach to control the T-helper 17 cells as it is an anti-inflammatory compound shown to improve 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 chiropractic approach used to treat ankylosing spondylitis patients that helped. Patients also were instructed to do home stretches and rehab exercises. They gained some relief of the symptoms, decreased pain and improved ability to perform activities of daily living. (3) Spine & Sports Rehab Center delivers gentle, stretching Baton Rouge chiropractic care with Cox® Technic spinal manipulation. Baton Rouge AS patients say it feels good to their stiff spines. 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 continues diving even now – using Cox® Technic and exercise in the treatment plan.

Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment at Spine & Sports Rehab Center for yourself or a loved one who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon? Yes. Unmanageable? No. Spine & Sports Rehab Center is ready and able to help.

 
Spine & Sports Rehab Center uses gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic for ankylosing spondylitis management. 
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