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 Paramus
chiropractor at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center. Chiropractic care for ankylosing
spondylitis (AS) is helpful for many such patients, and Cox®
Technic is a very gentle treatment approach Paramus
ankylosing spondylitis patients appreciate.
WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?
Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic
disease concerning most typically
the spine and sacroiliac joints. Early 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 block doing favorite
activities of daily living. There are mainly
two forms: active and inactive. Active is the development phase of AS while
inactive is the post-development phase of AS. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center manages both types with fellow healthcare colleagues to the
benefit of the AS patient.
WHAT HELPS MANAGE ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?
Teamwork and coordination is beneficial
for patients with ankylosing spondylitis. Chiropractors, rheumatologists,
primary care physicians, physical therapists, etc., are all important
in the management of ankylosing spondylitis. The first step is identifying
ankylosing spondylitis. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is aware of the signs: back
pain with more than 1 of three 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 Paramus chiropractor. (1) Rheumatologists report
on the benefits of a new method to try:
nanocurcumin. It’s known that T-helper 17 cells appear at higher amounts in ankylosing spondylitis patients. Nanocurcumin
is surfacing as a new approach to contain
the T-helper 17 cells as it is an anti-inflammatory compound described as
improving some clinical symptoms of ankylosing
spondylitis. (2) Mixing chiropractic manipulation and
rehabilitation with care of a rheumatologist is positive
for inactive ankylosing spondylitis patients in a new study. Cox®
flexion distraction was one of the chiropractic approaches to treating ankylosing spondylitis patients that helped. Patients also were instructed
to do home stretches and rehabilitation exercises. They experienced
some relief of the symptoms, reduced pain and improved
ability to do activities of daily living. (3) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center delivers
gentle, stretching Paramus 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!
CONTACT Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Gabriel Monterrubio, a chiropractor practicing in Mexico, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael
Johnson as he tells of his care and pain
alleviating success for several ankylosing spondylitis patients - including
a diver who continues diving even now – using
Cox® Technic and exercise in the treatment plan.
Schedule a Paramus chiropractic appointment at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
for yourself or a friend who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon?
Yes. Unmanageable? No. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is ready and able to help.