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!
CONTACT Johnson 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 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.