Gentle Vancouver Chiropractic Care for Ankylosing Spondylitis

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

WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease altering most commonly the spine and sacroiliac joints. Early treatment when AS is active may assist in maintaining some flexibility in the spine and lessen any resulting hyperkyphosis of the cervicothoracic spine and/or rigidity of the thoracolumbar, lumbosacral and sacroiliac spine that may result and preclude doing desired activities of daily living. There are primarily two forms: active and inactive. Active is the development phase of AS while inactive is the post-development phase of AS. Vancouver Spine Care Centre takes care of both types with fellow healthcare colleagues to the benefit of the AS patient.

WHAT HELPS MANAGE ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Cooperation and coordination is beneficial for patients with ankylosing spondylitis. Chiropractors, rheumatologists, primary care physicians, physical therapists, etc., are all important in the management of ankylosing spondylitis. The first step is diagnosing ankylosing spondylitis. Vancouver Spine Care Centre is aware of the signs: back pain with more than 1 of 3 attributes (HLA-B27 positivity, current inflammatory back pain, or x-ray/MRI evidence of sacroiliitis). 37% of ankylosing spondylitis is diagnosed by a rheumatologist while the other 63% is diagnosed by other healthcare providers like your Vancouver 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 positive for inactive ankylosing spondylitis patients in a new study. Cox® flexion distraction was one of the chiropractic approaches to treating ankylosing spondylitis patients that helped. Patients also were instructed to do home stretches and rehabilitation exercises. They gained some relief of the symptoms, reduced pain and better ability to do activities of daily living. (3) Vancouver Spine Care Centre offers gentle, stretching Vancouver chiropractic care with Cox® Technic spinal manipulation. It feels good to the AS spine that feels stiff and rigid. 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 explains 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 Vancouver chiropractic appointment at Vancouver Spine Care Centre for yourself or a friend who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon? Yes. Unmanageable? No. Vancouver Spine Care Centre is here to help.

 
Vancouver Spine Care Centre offers gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic for ankylosing spondylitis management. 
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