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Gentle Largo Chiropractic Care for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis. Not a common back pain condition you hear about every day, but it is one that is deserving of gentle, relieving treatment by an experienced chiropractor like your Largo chiropractor at Hollstrom & Associates Inc. Chiropractic care for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is relieving for many such patients, and Cox® Technic is a most gentle treatment approach Largo ankylosing spondylitis patients appreciate.

WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease affecting most usually the spine and sacroiliac joints. Early treatment when AS is active may help maintain 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 develop and preclude 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. Hollstrom & Associates Inc takes care of both types with associated healthcare colleagues to the advantage of the AS patient.

WHAT HELPS MANAGE ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Cooperation and coordination is beneficial 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. Hollstrom & Associates Inc knows the signs: back pain with more than 1 of 3 elements (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 healthcare providers like your Largo chiropractor. (1) Rheumatologists document the benefits of a new approach 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 positive for inactive ankylosing spondylitis patients in a new study. Cox® flexion distraction was one of the chiropractic treatments used with ankylosing spondylitis patients that helped. Patients also were instructed to do home stretches and rehab exercises. They gained some relief of the symptoms, decreased pain and better ability to perform activities of daily living. (3) Hollstrom & Associates Inc delivers gentle, stretching Largo 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 explains his care and pain alleviating success for several ankylosing spondylitis patients - including a diver who keeps diving today – using Cox® Technic and exercise in the treatment plan.

Schedule a Largo chiropractic appointment at Hollstrom & Associates Inc for yourself or a friend who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon? Yes. Unmanageable? No. Hollstrom & Associates Inc is here to help.

 
Hollstrom & Associates Inc offers gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic for ankylosing spondylitis management. 
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