Gentle Sandy Springs Chiropractic Care for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis. Not a common back pain condition you hear about every day, but it’s one that is deserving of gentle, relieving treatment by a knowledgeable chiropractor like your Sandy Springs chiropractor at Cross Chiropractic Center. Chiropractic care of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is helpful for many such patients, and Cox® Technic is a most gentle treatment approach Sandy Springs ankylosing spondylitis patients appreciate.

WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease concerning most commonly the spine and sacroiliac joints. Early treatment when AS is active may help maintain some flexibility in the spine and reduce any resulting hyperkyphosis of the cervicothoracic spine and/or rigidity of the thoracolumbar, lumbosacral and sacroiliac spine that may arise and prevent doing required activities of daily living. There are primarily two forms: active and inactive. Active is the development phase of AS while inactive is the post-development phase of AS. Cross Chiropractic Center takes care of both types with fellow 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 key in the management of ankylosing spondylitis. The first step is recognizing ankylosing spondylitis. Cross Chiropractic Center is aware of the signs: back pain with more than 1 of 3 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 Sandy Springs chiropractor. (1) Rheumatologists report on the benefits of a new method to try: nanocurcumin. It is documented that T-helper 17 cells are found at higher amounts in ankylosing spondylitis patients. Nanocurcumin is surfacing as a new approach to control 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 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 gained some relief of the symptoms, decreased pain and better ability to do activities of daily living. (3) Cross Chiropractic Center offers gentle, stretching Sandy Springs 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 tells of his care and relieving success for several ankylosing spondylitis patients - including a diver who continues diving even now – utilizing Cox® Technic and exercise in the treatment plan.

Schedule a Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment at Cross Chiropractic Center for yourself or a friend who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon? Yes. Unmanageable? No. Cross Chiropractic Center is ready and able to help.

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