Gentle Baton Rouge Chiropractic Care for Ankylosing Spondylitis

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 a chiropractic approach used to treat 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!

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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 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.

 
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation uses gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic for ankylosing spondylitis management. 
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