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Watertown Wellness Center helps Watertown ankylosing spondylitis patients with their back pain.

Flexibility. It’s important for a body to be flexible. One disease that may prevent flexibility is ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis isn’t curable, but decent care by a knowledgeable practitioner like your Watertown chiropractor may help lessen its symptoms and lasting effects. It is an inflammatory disease that over time can trigger your spinal bones, the vertebrae, to fuse. Fusing anything give rise to less flexibility. Watertown Wellness Center looks to keep its Watertown chiropractic patients as flexible as possible.

WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS IS

Patients coming to Watertown Wellness Center often have clear-cut conditions that explain their back pain experience. Occasionally, more one-of-a-kind conditions like ankylosing spondylitis arrive, too. In a study of 3336 patients with ankylosing spondylitis, most ankylosing spondylitis patients were diagnosed in other healthcare settings instead 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 rheumatology referral was 307 days. (1) Your Watertown chiropractor knows the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and will set up that referral as necessary.

WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS AFFECTS

Watertown Wellness Center, being a Watertown back pain specialist clinic, will see ankylosing spondylitis patients as it is a spine-related disease. Ankylosing spondylitis most frequently affects the spine, particularly the low back and sometimes the sacroiliac joint. Wherever tendons and ligaments fasten 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 make its sufferer tired, and men are more likely to suffer with ankylosing spondylitis than women. While ankylosing spondylitis does its fusion thing, Watertown Wellness Center may be able to help guide 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 Watertown CHIROPRACTIC MAY HELP Watertown ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SUFFERERS

Diagnosing Watertown ankylosing spondylitis may be complex in some cases as symptoms may range from neck pain and stiffness to low back pain and hip pain. For some, imaging (MRI, xray) and lab tests are performed in addition to the classic clinical examination. Once diagnosed though, mixing medical treatment via a rheumatologist with chiropractic treatment (spinal manipulation, Cox® Technic) can draw some relief like pain reduction and improved activities of daily living. (2) Your Watertown chiropractor effectively and enthusiastically collaborates with Watertown healthcare colleagues to help Watertown chiropractic patients find the gentle care they require.

CONTACT Watertown Wellness Center

Schedule a Watertown chiropractic visit for Watertown back pain relief. If ankylosing spondylitis is your back pain condition, know that Watertown Wellness Center is prepared to help. Watertown Wellness Center is all about keeping Watertown spines as flexible as possible and allowing Watertown chiropractic patients to do everything they desire.
 
Ankylosing spondylitis is gently cared for by your Watertown chiropractor. 
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