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 brings about 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 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 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.