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Johnson Chiropractic helps Richmond ankylosing spondylitis patients with their back pain.

Flexibility. It is vital for a body to be flexible. One disease that may prevent flexibility is ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis is not curable, but decent care by a experienced practitioner like your Richmond chiropractor may help lessen its symptoms and lasting effects. It’s an inflammatory disease that over time can trigger your spinal bones, the vertebrae, to fuse. Fusing anything give rise to less flexibility. Johnson Chiropractic looks to maintain flexibility in its Richmond chiropractic patients.

WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS IS

Patients presenting to Johnson Chiropractic often have straightforward conditions that clarify their back pain experience. Sometimes, more unique conditions like ankylosing spondylitis arrive, too. In a study of 3336 patients with ankylosing spondylitis, most ankylosing spondylitis patients were diagnosed in other healthcare settings instead of rheumatology practices. Most were diagnosed by other practitioners while 7% were diagnosed by chiropractors or PTs. The median timeframe for diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis from a back pain diagnosis to a referral to a rheumatologist was 307 days. (1) Your Richmond chiropractor knows the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and will make that referral as necessary.

WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS AFFECTS

Johnson Chiropractic, being a Richmond back pain specialist clinic, will see ankylosing spondylitis patients as it is a spine-related disease. Ankylosing spondylitis most commonly involves the spine, particularly the low back and sometimes the sacroiliac joint. Wherever tendons and ligaments fasten to bone (spine, breastbone to ribs, hip, shoulder joint), ankylosing spondylitis may arise. Ankylosing spondylitis doesn’t start and does its thing then quit. 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, Johnson Chiropractic may be able to help guide its fusing ways to help maintain 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 Richmond CHIROPRACTIC MAY HELP Richmond ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SUFFERERS

Diagnosing Richmond ankylosing spondylitis may be complicated in some cases as symptoms may range 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, mixing medical treatment via a rheumatologist with chiropractic treatment (spinal manipulation, Cox® Technic) can bring about some relief like pain reduction and improved activities of daily living. (2) Your Richmond chiropractor successfully and eagerly collaborates with Richmond healthcare colleagues to help Richmond chiropractic patients find the gentle care they need.

CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic

Schedule a Richmond chiropractic visit for Richmond back pain relief. If ankylosing spondylitis is your back pain condition, know that Johnson Chiropractic is here to help. Johnson Chiropractic is all about keeping Richmond spines as flexible as possible and allowing Richmond chiropractic patients to do everything they desire.
 
Ankylosing spondylitis is gently cared for by your Richmond chiropractor. 
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