Flexibility. It is vital for a body
to be flexible. One disease that may prevent flexibility is ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis is not
curable, but decent care by a knowledgeable
practitioner like your Groton chiropractor may help diminish
its symptoms and lasting effects. It’s an inflammatory disease that in
time can trigger your spinal bones, the vertebrae, to fuse. Fusing
anything brings about less flexibility. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office looks to keep its Groton
chiropractic patients as flexible as possible.
WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS IS
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office frequently have straightforward
conditions that make clear their back pain
experience. Infrequently, more one-of-a-kind
conditions like ankylosing spondylitis arrive, too. In a study of 3336 patients with ankylosing spondylitis, most ankylosing
spondylitis patients were diagnosed in other healthcare settings instead of rheumatology practices. The majority 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 referral to a rheumatologist was 307 days. (1) Your Groton chiropractor knows
the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and will make that
referral as necessary.
WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS AFFECTS
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office, being a Groton 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 stop. It may come and go, be worse and
better, be off and on, for months or years. Ankylosing spondylitis may cause fatigue, and men are more prone to get ankylosing spondylitis than women. While ankylosing spondylitis does its
fusion thing, Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office 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 Groton CHIROPRACTIC MAY HELP Groton
ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SUFFERERS
Diagnosing Groton ankylosing spondylitis may be complicated
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 as well as the classic
clinical examination. Once diagnosed though, mixing 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
Groton chiropractor successfully and enthusiastically
works in partnership with Groton
healthcare colleagues to help Groton chiropractic
patients find the gentle care they require.
CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
Schedule a Groton chiropractic visit
for Groton back pain relief. If ankylosing spondylitis is your back
pain condition, know that Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is here to help.
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is all about keeping Groton spines as flexible as
possible and permitting Groton chiropractic patients
to do all their activities of daily living they want.