Gentle Groton Chiropractic Care for Ankylosing Spondylitis

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 lessen 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 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 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 described as improving 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 new study. Cox® flexion distraction was one of the chiropractic treatments used with ankylosing spondylitis patients that helped. Patients also were instructed to do home stretches and rehab exercises. They experienced some relief of the symptoms, decreased pain and improved 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!

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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 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.

 
Hutter Chiropractic Office offers gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic for ankylosing spondylitis management. 
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