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Gentle Malverne 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 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!

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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 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.

 
Malverne Health & Wellness uses gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic for ankylosing spondylitis management. 
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