Gentle Paramus 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 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. Paramus AS patients say it feels good to their stiff spines. 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 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.

 
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center uses gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic for ankylosing spondylitis management. 
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