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 beneficial care by a well-informed
practitioner like your Sandy Springs chiropractor may help lessen
its symptoms and lasting effects. It’s an inflammatory disease that in
time can cause your spinal bones, the vertebrae, to fuse. Fusing
anything give rise to
less flexibility. Cross Chiropractic Center seeks to keep its Sandy Springs
chiropractic patients as flexible as possible.
WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS IS
Patients presenting to
Cross Chiropractic Center regularly have straightforward
conditions that clarify their back pain
experience. Occasionally, more unique
conditions like ankylosing spondylitis appear, 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 diagnosis of back pain to a rheumatology
referral was 307 days. (1) Your Sandy Springs chiropractor understands
the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and will establish that
referral as necessary.
WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS AFFECTS
Cross Chiropractic Center, being a Sandy Springs back pain
specialist clinic, will see ankylosing spondylitis patients as it
is a spinal condition.
Ankylosing spondylitis most commonly involves
the spine, particularly the low back and occasionally
the sacroiliac joint. Wherever tendons and ligaments attach to
bone (spine, breastbone to ribs, hip, shoulder joint), ankylosing spondylitis
may occur. Ankylosing spondylitis doesn’t begin
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 likely to
suffer with ankylosing spondylitis than women. While ankylosing spondylitis does its
fusion thing, Cross Chiropractic Center 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 comes to an ankylosing spondylitis spine.
HOW Sandy Springs CHIROPRACTIC MAY HELP Sandy Springs
ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SUFFERERS
Diagnosing Sandy Springs 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 done as well as the typical
clinical examination. Once diagnosed though, combining medical
treatment via a rheumatologist with chiropractic treatment (spinal
manipulation, Cox® Technic) can bring about some relief like pain reduction and improved activities of daily living. (2) Your
Sandy Springs chiropractor effectively and enthusiastically
teams up with Sandy Springs
healthcare colleagues to help Sandy Springs chiropractic
patients find the gentle care they need.
CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center
Schedule a Sandy Springs chiropractic visit
for Sandy Springs back pain relief. If ankylosing spondylitis is your back
pain condition, know that Cross Chiropractic Center is here to help.
Cross Chiropractic Center is all about keeping Sandy Springs spines as flexible as
possible and allowing Sandy Springs chiropractic patients
to do all their activities of daily living they want.