Gentle Eugene Chiropractic Care for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis. Not a common back pain condition you hear about all the time, but it is one that merits gentle, relieving treatment by an experienced chiropractor like your Eugene chiropractor at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic. Chiropractic care of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is helpful for many such patients, and Cox® Technic is a very gentle treatment approach Eugene ankylosing spondylitis patients value.

WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease affecting most typically the spine and sacroiliac joints. Early treatment when AS is active may help maintain some flexibility in the spine and lessen any subsequent 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. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic takes care of both types with associated healthcare colleagues to the advantage of the AS patient.

WHAT HELPS MANAGE ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Cooperation 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 diagnosing ankylosing spondylitis. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic knows 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, and the other 63% is diagnosed by other healthcare providers like your Eugene chiropractor. (1) Rheumatologists document the benefits of a new method to try: nanocurcumin. It is 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 shown to improve some clinical symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis. (2) Mixing chiropractic manipulation and rehabilitation with care of a rheumatologist is beneficial for inactive ankylosing spondylitis patients in a recent study. Cox® flexion distraction was a treatment used with ankylosing spondylitis patients that helped. Patients also were instructed to do home stretches and rehab exercises. They experienced some relief of the symptoms, decreased pain and better ability to perform activities of daily living. (3) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic offers gentle, stretching Eugene 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!

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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 keeps diving even now – utilizing Cox® Technic and exercise in the treatment plan.

Schedule a Eugene chiropractic appointment at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic for yourself or a loved one who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon? Yes. Unmanageable? No. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is here to help.

 
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic offers gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic for ankylosing spondylitis management. 
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