Flexibility. It is important for a body
to be flexible. One disease that may prevent flexibility is ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis is not
curable, but decent care by a well-informed
practitioner like your Manahawkin chiropractor may help lessen
its symptoms and lasting effects. It’s an inflammatory disease that over
time can cause your spinal bones, the vertebrae, to fuse. Fusing
anything makes it less flexible. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center seeks to keep its Manahawkin
chiropractic patients as flexible as possible.
WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS IS
Patients presenting to
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center regularly have straightforward
conditions that explain their back pain
experience. Occasionally, more unique
conditions like ankylosing spondylitis arrive, too. In a research
investigation of 3336 patients with ankylosing spondylitis, most ankylosing
spondylitis patients were diagnosed outside 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 back
pain diagnosis to a rheumatology
referral was 307 days. (1) Your Manahawkin chiropractor understands
the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and will set up that
referral as necessary.
WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS AFFECTS
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center, being a Manahawkin back pain
specialist clinic, will see ankylosing spondylitis patients as it
is a disease that affects the spine.
Ankylosing spondylitis most frequently affects
the spine, especially the low back and occasionally
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 prone to get ankylosing spondylitis than women. While ankylosing spondylitis does its
fusion thing, Manahawkin Chiropractic Center 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 Manahawkin CHIROPRACTIC MAY HELP Manahawkin
ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SUFFERERS
Diagnosing Manahawkin ankylosing spondylitis may be complicated
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 as well as the typical
clinical examination. Once diagnosed though, mixing medical
treatment via a rheumatologist with chiropractic treatment (spinal
manipulation, Cox® Technic) can draw some relief in terms
of pain reduction and improved activities of daily living. (2) Your
Manahawkin chiropractor effectively and eagerly
collaborates with Manahawkin
healthcare colleagues to assist Manahawkin chiropractic
patients find the gentle care they require.
CONTACT Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
Schedule a Manahawkin chiropractic visit
for Manahawkin back pain relief. If ankylosing spondylitis is your back
pain condition, know that Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is prepared to help.
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is all about keeping Manahawkin spines as flexible as
possible and permitting Manahawkin chiropractic patients
to do everything they desire.