Ankylosing spondylitis. Not a common back
pain condition you hear about every day, but it’s one that merits gentle, relieving treatment by an
experienced chiropractor like your Baton Rouge
chiropractor at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation. Chiropractic care of ankylosing
spondylitis (AS) is helpful for many such patients, and Cox®
Technic is a very gentle treatment approach Baton Rouge
ankylosing spondylitis patients value.
WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?
Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic
disease affecting most usually
the spine and sacroiliac joints. Early treatment when AS is active
may help maintain some flexibility in the spine and lessen
any subsequent hyperkyphosis of the cervicothoracic spine
and/or rigidity of the thoracolumbar, lumbosacral and sacroiliac spine that may
develop and prevent doing favorite
activities of daily living. There are mainly
two forms: active and inactive. Active is the development phase of AS while
inactive is the post-development phase of AS. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation takes
care of both types with fellow healthcare colleagues to the
benefit of the AS patient.
WHAT HELPS MANAGE ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?
Teamwork and coordination is helpful
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. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation 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,
and the other 63% is diagnosed by other healthcare
providers like your Baton Rouge chiropractor. (1) Rheumatologists document the benefits of a new approach to try:
nanocurcumin. It’s documented that T-helper 17 cells are
found at higher amounts in ankylosing spondylitis patients. Nanocurcumin
is surfacing as a new approach to contain
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 experienced
some relief of the symptoms, decreased pain and improved
ability to perform activities of daily living. (3) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation delivers
gentle, stretching Baton Rouge 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!
CONTACT Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Gabriel Monterrubio, a chiropractor practicing in Mexico, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael
Johnson as he explains his care and pain
alleviating success for several ankylosing spondylitis patients - including
a diver who continues diving today – using
Cox® Technic and exercise in the treatment plan.
Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation
for yourself or a friend who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon?
Yes. Unmanageable? No. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is ready and able to help.