Flexibility. It is important for a body
to be flexible. One disease that may take flexibility
away is ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis is not
curable, but good care by a well-informed
practitioner like your Plymouth chiropractor may help lessen
its symptoms and lasting effects. It’s an inflammatory disease that in
time can trigger your spinal bones, the vertebrae, to fuse. Fusing
anything makes it less flexible. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology looks to keep its Plymouth
chiropractic patients as flexible as possible.
WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS IS
Patients presenting to
Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology frequently have straightforward
conditions that make clear their back pain
experience. Occasionally, more one-of-a-kind
conditions like ankylosing spondylitis turn up, too. In a study of 3336 patients with ankylosing spondylitis, most ankylosing
spondylitis patients were diagnosed outside of rheumatology practices. The majority were diagnosed
by other practitioners while 7% were diagnosed by chiropractors or PTs. The
median time for diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis from a back
pain diagnosis to a referral to a rheumatologist was 307 days. (1) Your Plymouth chiropractor understands
the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and will make that
referral as necessary.
WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS AFFECTS
Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology, being a Plymouth back pain
specialist clinic, will see ankylosing spondylitis patients as it
is a spinal condition.
Ankylosing spondylitis most commonly involves
the spine, particularly the low back and occasionally
the sacroiliac joint. Wherever tendons and ligaments attach to
bone (spine, breastbone to ribs, hip, shoulder joint), ankylosing spondylitis
may occur. Ankylosing spondylitis does not start
and does its thing then stop. It may come and go, be worse and
better, be off and on, for months or years. Ankylosing spondylitis may make
its sufferer tired, and men are more prone to get ankylosing spondylitis than women. While ankylosing spondylitis does its
fusion thing, Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology may be able to help influence its
fusing ways to help keep as much flexibility in its fused areas and an upright posture as possible instead of the hyperkyphosis curving that often comes to an ankylosing spondylitis spine.
HOW Plymouth CHIROPRACTIC MAY HELP Plymouth
ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SUFFERERS
Diagnosing Plymouth ankylosing spondylitis may be complicated
in some cases as symptoms may vary from neck pain and stiffness to
low back pain and hip pain. For some, imaging (MRI, xray)
and lab tests are performed as well as the typical
clinical examination. Once diagnosed though, combining 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
Plymouth chiropractor effectively and enthusiastically
collaborates with Plymouth
healthcare colleagues to help Plymouth chiropractic
patients find the gentle care they require.
CONTACT Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology
Schedule a Plymouth chiropractic visit
for Plymouth back pain relief. If ankylosing spondylitis is your back
pain condition, know that Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology is prepared to help.
Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology is all about keeping Plymouth spines as flexible as
possible and permitting Plymouth chiropractic patients
to do everything they want.