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Gentle Brooks Chiropractic Care for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis. Not a well-known back pain condition you hear about every day, but it’s a condition that is deserving of gentle, relieving treatment by a knowledgeable chiropractor like your Brooks chiropractor at Soft Health and Healing Clinic. Chiropractic care for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is helpful for many such patients, and Cox® Technic is a most gentle treatment approach Brooks ankylosing spondylitis patients appreciate.

WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease altering most usually the spine and sacroiliac joints. Timely treatment when AS is active may assist in maintaining 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 result and block 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. Soft Health and Healing Clinic takes care of both types with associated healthcare colleagues to the advantage 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 identifying ankylosing spondylitis. Soft Health and Healing Clinic 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 Brooks chiropractor. (1) Rheumatologists document the benefits of a new method to try: nanocurcumin. It’s known that T-helper 17 cells are found 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 advantageous for inactive ankylosing spondylitis patients in a recent study. Cox® flexion distraction was one of the chiropractic approaches to treating ankylosing spondylitis patients that helped. Patients also were instructed to do home stretches and rehabilitation exercises. They gained some relief of the symptoms, reduced pain and better ability to perform activities of daily living. (3) Soft Health and Healing Clinic offers gentle, stretching Brooks 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 continues diving today – utilizing Cox® Technic and exercise in the treatment plan.

Schedule a Brooks chiropractic appointment at Soft Health and Healing Clinic for yourself or a loved one who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon? Yes. Unmanageable? No. Soft Health and Healing Clinic is ready and able to help.

 
Soft Health and Healing Clinic uses gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic for ankylosing spondylitis management. 
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