Flexibility. It is vital for a body
to be flexible. One disease that may prevent flexibility is ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis is not
curable, but beneficial care by a experienced
practitioner like your Largo chiropractor may help diminish
its symptoms and lasting effects. It is an inflammatory disease that over
time can cause your spinal bones, the vertebrae, to fuse. Fusing
anything makes it less flexible. Hollstrom & Associates Inc seeks to keep its Largo
chiropractic patients as flexible as possible.
WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS IS
Patients presenting to
Hollstrom & Associates Inc frequently have clear-cut
conditions that describe their back pain
experience. Occasionally, more unique
conditions like ankylosing spondylitis appear, too. In a research
investigation of 3336 patients with ankylosing spondylitis, most ankylosing
spondylitis patients were diagnosed in other healthcare settings instead of rheumatology practices. The majority were diagnosed
by other practitioners while 7% were diagnosed by chiropractors or PTs. The
median timeframe for diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis from a back
pain diagnosis to a referral to a rheumatologist was 307 days. (1) Your Largo chiropractor knows
the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and will set up that
referral as necessary.
WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS AFFECTS
Hollstrom & Associates Inc, being a Largo back pain
specialist clinic, will see ankylosing spondylitis patients since it
is a disease that affects the spine.
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 prone to get ankylosing spondylitis than women. While ankylosing spondylitis does its
fusion thing, Hollstrom & Associates Inc may be able to help influence its
fusing ways to help maintain as much flexibility in its fused areas and an upright posture as possible instead of the hyperkyphosis curving that often results
in an ankylosing spondylitis spine.
HOW Largo CHIROPRACTIC MAY HELP Largo
ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SUFFERERS
Diagnosing Largo ankylosing spondylitis may be complicated
in some cases as symptoms may range from neck pain and stiffness to
low back pain and hip pain. In some cases, imaging (MRI, xray)
and lab tests are performed as well as the classic
clinical examination. Once diagnosed though, mixing medical
treatment via a rheumatologist with chiropractic treatment (spinal
manipulation, Cox® Technic) can draw some relief in terms
of pain reduction and improved activities of daily living. (2) Your
Largo chiropractor successfully and eagerly
works in partnership with Largo
healthcare colleagues to assist Largo chiropractic
patients find the gentle care they need.
CONTACT Hollstrom & Associates Inc
Schedule a Largo chiropractic visit
for Largo back pain relief. If ankylosing spondylitis is your back
pain condition, know that Hollstrom & Associates Inc is prepared to help.
Hollstrom & Associates Inc is all about keeping Largo spines as flexible as
possible and permitting Largo chiropractic patients
to do all their activities of daily living they want.