Ankylosing spondylitis. Not a common back
pain condition you hear about all the time, but it’s one that is deserving of gentle, relieving treatment by an
experienced chiropractor like your Groton
chiropractor at Hutter Chiropractic Office. Chiropractic care for ankylosing
spondylitis (AS) is helpful for many such patients, and Cox®
Technic is a most gentle treatment approach Groton
ankylosing spondylitis patients value.
WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?
Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic
disease altering most typically
the spine and sacroiliac joints. Early treatment when AS is active
may help maintain some flexibility in the spine and minimize
any resulting hyperkyphosis of the cervicothoracic spine
and/or rigidity of the thoracolumbar, lumbosacral and sacroiliac spine that may
result 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. Hutter Chiropractic Office manages both types with associated healthcare colleagues to the
advantage 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 diagnosing
ankylosing spondylitis. Hutter Chiropractic Office knows 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 while the other 63% is diagnosed by other practitioners like your Groton chiropractor. (1) Rheumatologists report
on the benefits of a new method to try:
nanocurcumin. It is known 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 shown to improve some clinical symptoms of ankylosing
spondylitis. (2) Mixing 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 rehab exercises. They experienced
some relief of the symptoms, decreased pain and better
ability to perform activities of daily living. (3) Hutter Chiropractic Office offers
gentle, stretching Groton 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 Hutter Chiropractic Office
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Gabriel Monterrubio, a chiropractor practicing in Mexico, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael
Johnson as he describes 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 Groton chiropractic appointment at Hutter Chiropractic Office
for yourself or a loved one who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon?
Yes. Unmanageable? No. Hutter Chiropractic Office is ready and able to help.