Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic helps Eugene ankylosing spondylitis patients with their back pain.

Flexibility. It is important for a body to be flexible. One disease that may prevent flexibility is ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis is not curable, but beneficial care by a experienced practitioner like your Eugene chiropractor may help diminish its symptoms and lasting effects. It is an inflammatory disease that in time can trigger your spinal bones, the vertebrae, to fuse. Fusing anything makes it less flexible. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic seeks to keep its Eugene chiropractic patients as flexible as possible.

WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS IS

Patients presenting to Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic frequently have straightforward conditions that explain their back pain experience. Infrequently, more one-of-a-kind conditions like ankylosing spondylitis turn up, too. In a study of 3336 patients with ankylosing spondylitis, most ankylosing spondylitis patients were diagnosed outside 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 Eugene chiropractor knows the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and will set up that referral as necessary.

WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS AFFECTS

Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic, being a Eugene back pain specialist clinic, will see ankylosing spondylitis patients since it is a spinal condition. Ankylosing spondylitis most commonly affects the spine, especially 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 occur. Ankylosing spondylitis doesn’t begin and does its thing then quit. It may come and go, be worse and better, be off and on, for months or years. Ankylosing spondylitis may cause fatigue, and men are more likely to suffer with ankylosing spondylitis than women. While ankylosing spondylitis does its fusion thing, Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic may be able to help influence 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 Eugene CHIROPRACTIC MAY HELP Eugene ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SUFFERERS

Diagnosing Eugene ankylosing spondylitis may be complex 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 as well as the typical clinical examination. Once diagnosed though, combining 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 Eugene chiropractor effectively and eagerly teams up with Eugene healthcare colleagues to assist Eugene chiropractic patients find the gentle care they require.

CONTACT Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic

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