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Gentle Millville Chiropractic Care for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis. Not a common back pain condition you hear about every day, but it is one that is deserving of gentle, relieving treatment by an experienced chiropractor like your Millville chiropractor at Wilson Family Chiropractic. Chiropractic care for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is helpful for many such patients, and Cox® Technic is a very gentle treatment approach Millville ankylosing spondylitis patients value.

WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease affecting most usually the spine and sacroiliac joints. Timely treatment when AS is active may help maintain some flexibility in the spine and reduce any subsequent hyperkyphosis of the cervicothoracic spine and/or rigidity of the thoracolumbar, lumbosacral and sacroiliac spine that may develop and prevent doing desired 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. Wilson Family Chiropractic manages both types with associated healthcare colleagues to the benefit 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 recognizing ankylosing spondylitis. Wilson Family Chiropractic knows the signs: back pain with more than 1 of 3 features (HLA-B27 positivity, current inflammatory back pain, or x-ray/MRI evidence of sacroiliitis). 37% of ankylosing spondylitis is diagnosed by a rheumatologist while the other 63% is diagnosed by other healthcare providers like your Millville chiropractor. (1) Rheumatologists report on the benefits of a new approach to try: nanocurcumin. It’s documented that T-helper 17 cells appear 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 advantageous for inactive ankylosing spondylitis patients in a new study. Cox® flexion distraction was one of the chiropractic approaches to treating ankylosing spondylitis patients that helped. Patients also were instructed to do home stretches and rehabilitation exercises. They gained some relief of the symptoms, reduced pain and better ability to do activities of daily living. (3) Wilson Family Chiropractic offers gentle, stretching Millville chiropractic care with Cox® Technic spinal manipulation. It feels good to the AS spine that feels stiff and rigid. 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 explains his care and pain alleviating success for several ankylosing spondylitis patients - including a diver who keeps diving today – utilizing Cox® Technic and exercise in the treatment plan.

Schedule a Millville chiropractic appointment at Wilson Family Chiropractic for yourself or a loved one who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon? Yes. Unmanageable? No. Wilson Family Chiropractic is ready and able to help.

 
Wilson Family Chiropractic offers gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic for ankylosing spondylitis management. 
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