Gentle Plymouth Chiropractic Care for Ankylosing Spondylitis

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!

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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 – 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.

 
Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology offers gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic for ankylosing spondylitis management. 
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