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Gentle New Roads Chiropractic Care for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis. Not a common back pain condition you hear about all the time, but it is one that is deserving of gentle, relieving treatment by a knowledgeable chiropractor like your New Roads chiropractor at New Roads Chiropractic Center. Chiropractic care of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is helpful for many such patients, and Cox® Technic is a most gentle treatment approach New Roads ankylosing spondylitis patients appreciate.

WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease affecting 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 prevent doing desired 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. New Roads Chiropractic Center manages 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 recognizing ankylosing spondylitis. New Roads Chiropractic Center is aware of the signs: back pain with more than 1 of three features (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 practitioners like your New Roads chiropractor. (1) Rheumatologists document the benefits of a new method to try: nanocurcumin. It is documented that T-helper 17 cells appear at higher amounts in ankylosing spondylitis patients. Nanocurcumin is evolving as a new way to control 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 recent study. Cox® flexion distraction was one of the chiropractic treatments used with ankylosing spondylitis patients that helped. Patients also did home stretches and rehabilitation exercises. They gained some relief of the symptoms, reduced pain and improved ability to do activities of daily living. (3) New Roads Chiropractic Center delivers gentle, stretching New Roads chiropractic care with Cox® Technic spinal manipulation. It feels good to the AS spine that feels stiff and rigid. 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 pain alleviating success for several ankylosing spondylitis patients - including a diver who keeps diving even now – utilizing Cox® Technic and exercise in the treatment plan.

Schedule a New Roads chiropractic appointment at New Roads Chiropractic Center for yourself or a friend who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon? Yes. Unmanageable? No. New Roads Chiropractic Center is here to help.

 
New Roads Chiropractic Center uses gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic for ankylosing spondylitis management. 
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