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 Disc Centers Of America. 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. Disc Centers Of America 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. Disc Centers Of America 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 one of the chiropractic treatments 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 perform activities of daily living. (3) Disc Centers Of America delivers
gentle, stretching Buffalo, NY chiropractic care with Cox® Technic
spinal manipulation. Buffalo, NY AS patients say it feels good to
their stiff spines. And a little good goes a long way!
CONTACT Disc Centers Of America
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 Disc Centers Of America
for yourself or a friend who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon?
Yes. Unmanageable? No. Disc Centers Of America is ready and able to help.