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.