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 brings about less flexibility. 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.