Flexibility. It’s important for a body
to be flexible. One disease that may take flexibility
away is ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis isn’t
curable, but decent care by a well-informed
practitioner like your West Palm Beach 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 makes it less flexible. Chiropractic Care looks to keep its West Palm Beach
chiropractic patients as flexible as possible.
WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS IS
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 West Palm Beach chiropractor understands
the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and will establish that
referral as necessary.
WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS AFFECTS
Chiropractic Care, being a West Palm Beach 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 West Palm Beach CHIROPRACTIC MAY HELP West Palm Beach
ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SUFFERERS
Diagnosing West Palm Beach 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
West Palm Beach chiropractor effectively and eagerly
collaborates with West Palm Beach
healthcare colleagues to help West Palm Beach chiropractic
patients find the gentle care they require.
CONTACT Chiropractic Care
Schedule a West Palm Beach chiropractic visit
for West Palm Beach 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 West Palm Beach spines as flexible as
possible and allowing West Palm Beach chiropractic patients
to do all their activities of daily living they want.