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Soft Health and Healing Clinic helps Brooks ankylosing spondylitis patients with their back pain.

Flexibility. It’s vital for a body to be flexible. One disease that may take flexibility away is ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis isn’t curable, but beneficial care by a well-informed practitioner like your Brooks chiropractor may help lessen its symptoms and lasting effects. It’s an inflammatory disease that in time can cause your spinal bones, the vertebrae, to fuse. Fusing anything brings about less flexibility. Soft Health and Healing Clinic seeks to maintain flexibility in its Brooks chiropractic patients.

WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS IS

Patients presenting to Soft Health and Healing Clinic often have clear-cut conditions that explain their back pain experience. Infrequently, more one-of-a-kind conditions like ankylosing spondylitis turn up, too. In a study of 3336 patients with ankylosing spondylitis, most ankylosing spondylitis patients were diagnosed in other healthcare settings instead of rheumatology practices. Most were diagnosed by other practitioners while 7% were diagnosed by chiropractors or PTs. The median timeframe for diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis from a back pain diagnosis to a rheumatology referral was 307 days. (1) Your Brooks chiropractor understands the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and will set up that referral as necessary.

WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS AFFECTS

Soft Health and Healing Clinic, being a Brooks back pain specialist clinic, will see ankylosing spondylitis patients since it is a spine-related disease. Ankylosing spondylitis most frequently affects the spine, especially the low back and occasionally the sacroiliac joint. Wherever tendons and ligaments attach to bone (spine, breastbone to ribs, hip, shoulder joint), ankylosing spondylitis may arise. Ankylosing spondylitis doesn’t begin and does its thing then quit. It may come and go, be worse and better, be off and on, for months or years. Ankylosing spondylitis may make its sufferer tired, and men are more likely to suffer with ankylosing spondylitis than women. While ankylosing spondylitis does its fusion thing, Soft Health and Healing Clinic may be able to help guide its fusing ways to help maintain as much flexibility in its fused areas and an upright posture as possible instead of the hyperkyphosis curving that often results in an ankylosing spondylitis spine.

HOW Brooks CHIROPRACTIC MAY HELP Brooks ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SUFFERERS

Diagnosing Brooks ankylosing spondylitis may be complex in some cases as symptoms may range from neck pain and stiffness to low back pain and hip pain. For some, imaging (MRI, xray) and lab tests are performed in addition to the classic clinical examination. Once diagnosed though, combining medical treatment via a rheumatologist with chiropractic treatment (spinal manipulation, Cox® Technic) can draw some relief in terms of pain reduction and improved activities of daily living. (2) Your Brooks chiropractor successfully and enthusiastically collaborates with Brooks healthcare colleagues to help Brooks chiropractic patients find the gentle care they require.

CONTACT Soft Health and Healing Clinic

Schedule a Brooks chiropractic visit for Brooks back pain relief. If ankylosing spondylitis is your back pain condition, know that Soft Health and Healing Clinic is prepared to help. Soft Health and Healing Clinic is all about keeping Brooks spines as flexible as possible and permitting Brooks chiropractic patients to do all their activities of daily living they desire.
 
Ankylosing spondylitis is gently cared for by your Brooks chiropractor. 
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