Flexibility. It’s vital for a body
to be flexible. One disease that may take flexibility
away is ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis isn’t
curable, but beneficial care by a well-informed
practitioner like your Oxford chiropractor may help lessen
its symptoms and lasting effects. It’s an inflammatory disease that over
time can trigger your spinal bones, the vertebrae, to fuse. Fusing
anything brings about less flexibility. Satterwhite Chiropractic looks to keep its Oxford
chiropractic patients as flexible as possible.
WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS IS
Patients coming to
Satterwhite Chiropractic frequently have straightforward
conditions that explain their back pain
experience. Occasionally, more unique
conditions like ankylosing spondylitis turn up, too. In a study 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 back
pain diagnosis to a referral to a rheumatologist was 307 days. (1) Your Oxford chiropractor knows
the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and will make that
referral as necessary.
WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS AFFECTS
Satterwhite Chiropractic, being a Oxford back pain
specialist clinic, will see ankylosing spondylitis patients since it
is a spinal condition.
Ankylosing spondylitis most commonly affects
the spine, particularly the low back and sometimes
the sacroiliac joint. Wherever tendons and ligaments fasten to
bone (spine, breastbone to ribs, hip, shoulder joint), ankylosing spondylitis
may arise. Ankylosing spondylitis does not start
and does its thing then quit. 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, Satterwhite Chiropractic may be able to help influence its
fusing ways to help keep 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 Oxford CHIROPRACTIC MAY HELP Oxford
ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SUFFERERS
Diagnosing Oxford 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 in addition to 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 in terms
of pain reduction and improved activities of daily living. (2) Your
Oxford chiropractor successfully and eagerly
collaborates with Oxford
healthcare colleagues to help Oxford chiropractic
patients find the gentle care they require.
CONTACT Satterwhite Chiropractic
Schedule a Oxford chiropractic visit
for Oxford back pain relief. If ankylosing spondylitis is your back
pain condition, know that Satterwhite Chiropractic is here to help.
Satterwhite Chiropractic is all about keeping Oxford spines as flexible as
possible and permitting Oxford chiropractic patients
to do all their activities of daily living they want.