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Gentle Richmond 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 a knowledgeable chiropractor like your Richmond chiropractor at Johnson Chiropractic. Chiropractic care of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is relieving for many such patients, and Cox® Technic is a most gentle treatment approach Richmond ankylosing spondylitis patients value.

WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease concerning most commonly the spine and sacroiliac joints. Timely treatment when AS is active may help maintain some flexibility in the spine and minimize any subsequent hyperkyphosis of the cervicothoracic spine and/or rigidity of the thoracolumbar, lumbosacral and sacroiliac spine that may arise and preclude doing desired 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. Johnson Chiropractic takes care of 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 important in the management of ankylosing spondylitis. The first step is identifying ankylosing spondylitis. Johnson Chiropractic knows the signs: back pain with more than 1 of 3 elements (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 Richmond chiropractor. (1) Rheumatologists report on the benefits of a new approach to try: nanocurcumin. It is documented that T-helper 17 cells appear at higher amounts in ankylosing spondylitis patients. Nanocurcumin is surfacing as a new approach to contain the T-helper 17 cells as it is an anti-inflammatory compound described as improving some clinical symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis. (2) Combining 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 chiropractic approach used to treat ankylosing spondylitis patients that helped. Patients also did home stretches and rehabilitation exercises. They gained some relief of the symptoms, decreased pain and better ability to perform activities of daily living. (3) Johnson Chiropractic offers gentle, stretching Richmond chiropractic care with Cox® Technic spinal manipulation. Richmond 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 explains his care and relieving success for several ankylosing spondylitis patients - including a diver who keeps diving today – using Cox® Technic and exercise in the treatment plan.

Schedule a Richmond chiropractic appointment at Johnson Chiropractic for yourself or a friend who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon? Yes. Unmanageable? No. Johnson Chiropractic is here to help.

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