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Gentle Watertown Chiropractic Care for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis. Not a well-known back pain condition you hear about all the time, but it’s one that merits gentle, relieving treatment by a knowledgeable chiropractor like your Watertown chiropractor at Watertown Wellness Center. Chiropractic care of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is relieving for many such patients, and Cox® Technic is a very gentle treatment approach Watertown ankylosing spondylitis patients value.

WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease concerning most commonly the spine and sacroiliac joints. Early treatment when AS is active may assist in maintaining 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 develop and prevent doing required 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. Watertown Wellness Center takes care of both types with associated healthcare colleagues to the advantage of the AS patient.

WHAT HELPS MANAGE ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Teamwork 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. Watertown Wellness Center 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 practitioners like your Watertown chiropractor. (1) Rheumatologists document the benefits of a new approach to try: nanocurcumin. It’s documented that T-helper 17 cells appear at higher amounts in ankylosing spondylitis patients. Nanocurcumin is surfacing as a new approach to control the T-helper 17 cells as it is an anti-inflammatory compound shown to improve some clinical symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis. (2) Combining chiropractic manipulation and rehabilitation with care of a rheumatologist is advantageous 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 rehabilitation exercises. They experienced some relief of the symptoms, reduced pain and better ability to perform activities of daily living. (3) Watertown Wellness Center offers gentle, stretching Watertown chiropractic care with Cox® Technic spinal manipulation. Watertown 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 describes 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 Watertown chiropractic appointment at Watertown Wellness Center for yourself or a friend who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon? Yes. Unmanageable? No. Watertown Wellness Center is here to help.

 
Watertown Wellness Center offers gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic for ankylosing spondylitis management. 
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