Flexibility. It is important for a body to be flexible. One disease that may take flexibility away is ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis is not curable, but beneficial care by a well-informed practitioner like your Easley chiropractor may help diminish its symptoms and lasting effects. It is an inflammatory disease that in time can trigger your spinal bones, the vertebrae, to fuse. Fusing anything makes it less flexible. Young Chiropractic looks to keep its Easley chiropractic patients as flexible as possible.
WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS IS
Patients visiting Young Chiropractic frequently have clear-cut conditions that clarify their back pain experience. Infrequently, more unique conditions like ankylosing spondylitis arrive, too. In a research investigation of 3336 patients with ankylosing spondylitis, most ankylosing spondylitis patients were diagnosed outside of rheumatology practices. Most were diagnosed by other practitioners while 7% were diagnosed by chiropractors or PTs. The median time for diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis from a back pain diagnosis to a rheumatology referral was 307 days. (1) Your Easley chiropractor knows the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and will make that referral as necessary.
WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS AFFECTS
Young Chiropractic, being a Easley back pain specialist clinic, will see ankylosing spondylitis patients as it is a spine-related disease. Ankylosing spondylitis most commonly involves the spine, especially the low back and occasionally the sacroiliac joint. Wherever tendons and ligaments fasten to bone (spine, breastbone to ribs, hip, shoulder joint), ankylosing spondylitis may arise. Ankylosing spondylitis doesn’t start 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, Young Chiropractic may be able to help influence 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 Easley CHIROPRACTIC MAY HELP Easley ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SUFFERERS
Diagnosing Easley ankylosing spondylitis may be complicated in some cases as symptoms may vary from neck pain and stiffness to low back pain and hip pain. For some, imaging (MRI, xray) and lab tests are done as well as the classic clinical examination. Once diagnosed though, mixing medical treatment via a rheumatologist with chiropractic treatment (spinal manipulation, Cox® Technic) can bring about some relief in terms of pain reduction and improved activities of daily living. (2) Your Easley chiropractor successfully and eagerly works in partnership with Easley healthcare colleagues to help Easley chiropractic patients find the gentle care they require.
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