Vancouver Spine Care Centre helps Vancouver ankylosing spondylitis patients with their back pain.

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

WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS IS

Patients coming to Vancouver Spine Care Centre frequently have clear-cut conditions that clarify their back pain experience. Sometimes, more unique conditions like ankylosing spondylitis turn up, too. In a research investigation of 3336 patients with ankylosing spondylitis, most ankylosing spondylitis patients were diagnosed outside of rheumatology practices. The majority were diagnosed by other practitioners while 7% were diagnosed by chiropractors or PTs. The median timeframe for diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis from a back pain diagnosis to a rheumatology referral was 307 days. (1) Your Vancouver chiropractor understands the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and will establish that referral as necessary.

WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS AFFECTS

Vancouver Spine Care Centre, being a Vancouver back pain specialist clinic, will see ankylosing spondylitis patients since 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 cause fatigue, and men are more prone to get ankylosing spondylitis than women. While ankylosing spondylitis does its fusion thing, Vancouver Spine Care Centre may be able to help guide its fusing ways to help maintain 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 Vancouver CHIROPRACTIC MAY HELP Vancouver ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SUFFERERS

Diagnosing Vancouver 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 done in addition to the typical 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 Vancouver chiropractor effectively and enthusiastically collaborates with Vancouver healthcare colleagues to assist Vancouver chiropractic patients find the gentle care they need.

CONTACT Vancouver Spine Care Centre

Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic visit for Vancouver back pain relief. If ankylosing spondylitis is your back pain condition, know that Vancouver Spine Care Centre is here to help. Vancouver Spine Care Centre is all about keeping Vancouver spines as flexible as possible and allowing Vancouver chiropractic patients to do all their activities of daily living they desire.
 
Ankylosing spondylitis is gently cared for by your Vancouver chiropractor. 
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