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 primarily
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 fellow 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. Largo AS patients say it feels good to
their stiff spines. And a little good goes a long way!
CONTACT Hollstrom & Associates Inc
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 loved one who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon?
Yes. Unmanageable? No. Hollstrom & Associates Inc is here to help.