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 Malverne
chiropractor at Malverne Health & Wellness. Chiropractic care for ankylosing
spondylitis (AS) is helpful for many such patients, and Cox®
Technic is a most gentle treatment approach Malverne
ankylosing spondylitis patients value.
WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?
Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic
disease concerning most usually
the spine and sacroiliac joints. Timely treatment when AS is active
may help maintain some flexibility in the spine and reduce
any resulting hyperkyphosis of the cervicothoracic spine
and/or rigidity of the thoracolumbar, lumbosacral and sacroiliac spine that may
develop and prevent doing required
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. Malverne Health & Wellness takes
care of both types with associated 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. Malverne Health & Wellness is aware of the signs: back
pain with more than 1 of 3 attributes
(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 Malverne chiropractor. (1) Rheumatologists report
on the benefits of a new method to try:
nanocurcumin. It’s known that T-helper 17 cells appear at higher amounts in ankylosing spondylitis patients. Nanocurcumin
is evolving as a new approach to control
the T-helper 17 cells as it is an anti-inflammatory compound shown to improve some clinical symptoms of ankylosing
spondylitis. (2) Combining chiropractic manipulation and
rehabilitation with care of a rheumatologist is beneficial
for inactive ankylosing spondylitis patients in a recent study. Cox®
flexion distraction was a chiropractic approach used to treat ankylosing spondylitis patients that helped. Patients also were instructed
to do home stretches and rehabilitation exercises. They gained
some relief of the symptoms, decreased pain and improved
ability to perform activities of daily living. (3) Malverne Health & Wellness offers
gentle, stretching Malverne chiropractic care with Cox® Technic
spinal manipulation. Malverne AS patients say it feels good to
their stiff spines. And a little good goes a long way!
CONTACT Malverne Health & Wellness
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Gabriel Monterrubio, a chiropractor practicing in Mexico, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael
Johnson as he tells of his care and relieving success for several ankylosing spondylitis patients - including
a diver who continues diving even now – using
Cox® Technic and exercise in the treatment plan.
Schedule a Malverne chiropractic appointment at Malverne Health & Wellness
for yourself or a friend who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon?
Yes. Unmanageable? No. Malverne Health & Wellness is ready and able to help.