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 fellow healthcare colleagues to the
benefit of the AS patient.
WHAT HELPS MANAGE ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?
Teamwork 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 a treatment
used with 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. Millville AS patients say it feels good to
their stiff spines. And a little good goes a long way!
CONTACT Wilson Family Chiropractic
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.