Gentle Buffalo, NY Chiropractic Care for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis. Not a common back pain condition you hear about all the time, but it’s a condition that is deserving of gentle, relieving treatment by an experienced chiropractor like your Buffalo, NY chiropractor at The Novelli Wellness Center. Chiropractic care for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is relieving for many such patients, and Cox® Technic is a most gentle treatment approach Buffalo, NY ankylosing spondylitis patients value.

WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease concerning most commonly the spine and sacroiliac joints. Timely treatment when AS is active may help maintain some flexibility in the spine and minimize any resulting hyperkyphosis of the cervicothoracic spine and/or rigidity of the thoracolumbar, lumbosacral and sacroiliac spine that may arise and prevent doing desired 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. The Novelli Wellness Center takes care of both types with fellow healthcare colleagues to the advantage of the AS patient.

WHAT HELPS MANAGE ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Teamwork and coordination is helpful for patients with ankylosing spondylitis. Chiropractors, rheumatologists, primary care physicians, physical therapists, etc., are all key in the management of ankylosing spondylitis. The first step is identifying ankylosing spondylitis. The Novelli Wellness Center is aware of the signs: back pain with more than 1 of 3 attributes (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 practitioners like your Buffalo, NY chiropractor. (1) Rheumatologists document the benefits of a new method to try: nanocurcumin. It is known that T-helper 17 cells are found at higher amounts in ankylosing spondylitis patients. Nanocurcumin is evolving as a new approach to control the T-helper 17 cells as it is an anti-inflammatory compound shown to improve 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 recent study. Cox® flexion distraction was a treatment used with ankylosing spondylitis patients that helped. Patients also did home stretches and rehab exercises. They experienced some relief of the symptoms, decreased pain and improved ability to do activities of daily living. (3) The Novelli Wellness Center delivers gentle, stretching Buffalo, NY 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 describes his care and pain alleviating success for several ankylosing spondylitis patients - including a diver who continues diving today – using Cox® Technic and exercise in the treatment plan.

Schedule a Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment at The Novelli Wellness Center for yourself or a friend who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon? Yes. Unmanageable? No. The Novelli Wellness Center is ready and able to help.

 
The Novelli Wellness Center offers gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic for ankylosing spondylitis management. 
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