Spine & Sports Rehab Center helps Baton Rouge ankylosing spondylitis patients with their back pain.

Flexibility. It’s vital for a body to be flexible. One disease that may take flexibility away is ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis isn’t curable, but good care by a knowledgeable practitioner like your Baton Rouge chiropractor may help lessen its symptoms and lasting effects. It is an inflammatory disease that over time can cause your spinal bones, the vertebrae, to fuse. Fusing anything brings about less flexibility. Spine & Sports Rehab Center seeks to maintain flexibility in its Baton Rouge chiropractic patients.

WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS IS

Patients coming to Spine & Sports Rehab Center regularly have straightforward conditions that make clear their back pain experience. Infrequently, more unique conditions like ankylosing spondylitis turn up, too. In a research investigation of 3336 patients with ankylosing spondylitis, most ankylosing spondylitis patients were diagnosed outside of rheumatology practices. Most were diagnosed by other practitioners while 7% were diagnosed by chiropractors or PTs. The median timeframe for diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis from a diagnosis of back pain to a referral to a rheumatologist was 307 days. (1) Your Baton Rouge chiropractor understands the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and will make that referral as necessary.

WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS AFFECTS

Spine & Sports Rehab Center, being a Baton Rouge back pain specialist clinic, will see ankylosing spondylitis patients as it is a spinal condition. Ankylosing spondylitis most commonly affects 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 occur. Ankylosing spondylitis doesn’t 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, Spine & Sports Rehab Center may be able to help influence its fusing ways to help maintain as much flexibility in its fused areas and an upright posture as possible instead of the hyperkyphosis curving that often results in an ankylosing spondylitis spine.

HOW Baton Rouge CHIROPRACTIC MAY HELP Baton Rouge ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SUFFERERS

Diagnosing Baton Rouge ankylosing spondylitis may be complicated in some cases as symptoms may vary from neck pain and stiffness to low back pain and hip pain. In some cases, imaging (MRI, xray) and lab tests are performed in addition to the classic clinical examination. Once diagnosed though, mixing medical treatment via a rheumatologist with chiropractic treatment (spinal manipulation, Cox® Technic) can draw some relief in terms of pain reduction and improved activities of daily living. (2) Your Baton Rouge chiropractor effectively and enthusiastically works in partnership with Baton Rouge healthcare colleagues to assist Baton Rouge chiropractic patients find the gentle care they need.

CONTACT Spine & Sports Rehab Center

Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic visit for Baton Rouge back pain relief. If ankylosing spondylitis is your back pain condition, know that Spine & Sports Rehab Center is prepared to help. Spine & Sports Rehab Center is all about keeping Baton Rouge spines as flexible as possible and permitting Baton Rouge chiropractic patients to do everything they want.
 
Ankylosing spondylitis is gently cared for by your Baton Rouge  chiropractor. 
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