Gentle Oxford Chiropractic Care for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis. Not a well-known back pain condition you hear about all the time, but it’s a condition that is deserving of gentle, relieving treatment by a knowledgeable chiropractor like your Oxford chiropractor at Satterwhite Chiropractic. Chiropractic care for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is relieving for many such patients, and Cox® Technic is a most gentle treatment approach Oxford 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 assist in maintaining some flexibility in the spine and lessen any subsequent 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 mainly two forms: active and inactive. Active is the development phase of AS while inactive is the post-development phase of AS. Satterwhite Chiropractic manages both types with fellow healthcare colleagues to the advantage of the AS patient.

WHAT HELPS MANAGE ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Cooperation 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 identifying ankylosing spondylitis. Satterwhite Chiropractic knows the signs: back pain with more than 1 of three attributes (HLA-B27 positivity, current inflammatory back pain, or x-ray/MRI evidence of sacroiliitis). 37% of ankylosing spondylitis is diagnosed by a rheumatologist, and the other 63% is diagnosed by other healthcare providers like your Oxford chiropractor. (1) Rheumatologists document the benefits of a new method to try: nanocurcumin. It is documented that T-helper 17 cells appear at higher amounts in ankylosing spondylitis patients. Nanocurcumin is surfacing as a new way to contain the T-helper 17 cells as it is an anti-inflammatory compound described as improving some clinical symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis. (2) Combining 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 improved ability to perform activities of daily living. (3) Satterwhite Chiropractic offers gentle, stretching Oxford 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 keeps diving today – utilizing Cox® Technic and exercise in the treatment plan.

Schedule a Oxford chiropractic appointment at Satterwhite Chiropractic for yourself or a loved one who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon? Yes. Unmanageable? No. Satterwhite Chiropractic is ready and able to help.

 
Satterwhite Chiropractic uses gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic for ankylosing spondylitis management. 
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