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Chiropractic Care helps Chicago ankylosing spondylitis patients with their back pain.

Flexibility. It’s important for a body to be flexible. One disease that may prevent flexibility is ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis isn’t curable, but decent care by a well-informed practitioner like your Chicago chiropractor may help lessen its symptoms and lasting effects. It’s an inflammatory disease that over time can trigger your spinal bones, the vertebrae, to fuse. Fusing anything brings about less flexibility. Chiropractic Care looks to maintain flexibility in its Chicago chiropractic patients.

WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS IS

Patients visiting Chiropractic Care regularly have straightforward conditions that describe their back pain experience. Occasionally, more one-of-a-kind conditions like ankylosing spondylitis arrive, too. In a study of 3336 patients with ankylosing spondylitis, most ankylosing spondylitis patients were diagnosed in other healthcare settings instead of rheumatology practices. Most were diagnosed by other practitioners while 7% were diagnosed by chiropractors or PTs. The median time for diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis from a diagnosis of back pain to a referral to a rheumatologist was 307 days. (1) Your Chicago chiropractor understands the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and will establish that referral as necessary.

WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS AFFECTS

Chiropractic Care, being a Chicago back pain specialist clinic, will see ankylosing spondylitis patients since it is a spinal condition. Ankylosing spondylitis most commonly involves the spine, particularly the low back and sometimes the sacroiliac joint. Wherever tendons and ligaments attach to bone (spine, breastbone to ribs, hip, shoulder joint), ankylosing spondylitis may arise. Ankylosing spondylitis doesn’t begin and does its thing then stop. It may come and go, be worse and better, be off and on, for months or years. Ankylosing spondylitis may make its sufferer tired, and men are more likely to suffer with ankylosing spondylitis than women. While ankylosing spondylitis does its fusion thing, Chiropractic Care may be able to help guide its fusing ways to help keep 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 Chicago CHIROPRACTIC MAY HELP Chicago ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SUFFERERS

Diagnosing Chicago ankylosing spondylitis may be complicated in some cases as symptoms may vary from neck pain and stiffness to low back pain and hip pain. For some, imaging (MRI, xray) and lab tests are performed in addition to the typical 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 Chicago chiropractor effectively and eagerly collaborates with Chicago healthcare colleagues to help Chicago chiropractic patients find the gentle care they require.

CONTACT Chiropractic Care

Schedule a Chicago chiropractic visit for Chicago back pain relief. If ankylosing spondylitis is your back pain condition, know that Chiropractic Care is prepared to help. Chiropractic Care is all about keeping Chicago spines as flexible as possible and allowing Chicago chiropractic patients to do all their activities of daily living they want.
 
Ankylosing spondylitis is gently cared for by your Chicago chiropractor. 
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