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 keep its Richmond
chiropractic patients as flexible as possible.
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. The majority 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 since 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.