Ankylosing spondylitis. Not a common back
pain condition you hear about every day, but it is a
condition that merits gentle, relieving treatment by a knowledgeable chiropractor like your Plymouth
chiropractor at Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology. Chiropractic care of ankylosing
spondylitis (AS) is helpful for many such patients, and Cox®
Technic is a most gentle treatment approach Plymouth
ankylosing spondylitis patients value.
WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?
Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic
disease affecting most typically
the spine and sacroiliac joints. Early treatment when AS is active
may help maintain some flexibility in the spine and lessen
any resulting hyperkyphosis of the cervicothoracic spine
and/or rigidity of the thoracolumbar, lumbosacral and sacroiliac spine that may
develop and block doing required
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. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology takes
care of both types with associated healthcare colleagues to the
benefit of the AS patient.
WHAT HELPS MANAGE ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?
Cooperation and coordination is helpful
for patients with ankylosing spondylitis. Chiropractors, rheumatologists,
primary care physicians, physical therapists, etc., are all important
in the management of ankylosing spondylitis. The first step is recognizing
ankylosing spondylitis. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology is aware of the signs: back
pain with more than 1 of three attributes
(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 Plymouth 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 evolving as a new way to control
the T-helper 17 cells as it is an anti-inflammatory compound shown to improve some clinical symptoms of ankylosing
spondylitis. (2) Mixing chiropractic manipulation and
rehabilitation with care of a rheumatologist is positive
for inactive ankylosing spondylitis patients in a new 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 improved
ability to perform activities of daily living. (3) Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology offers
gentle, stretching Plymouth chiropractic care with Cox® Technic
spinal manipulation. Plymouth AS patients say it feels good to
their stiff spines. And a little good goes a long way!
CONTACT Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology
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 – utilizing
Cox® Technic and exercise in the treatment plan.
Schedule a Plymouth chiropractic appointment at Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology
for yourself or a loved one who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon?
Yes. Unmanageable? No. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology is ready and able to help.