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!
CONTACT Spine & Sports Rehab Center
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.