Satterwhite Chiropractic helps Oxford ankylosing spondylitis patients with their back pain.

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.
 
Ankylosing spondylitis is gently cared for by your Oxford chiropractor. 
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