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Gentle Burlington and Hamilton Chiropractic Care for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis. Not a common back pain condition you hear about every day, but it’s one that merits gentle, relieving treatment by a knowledgeable chiropractor like your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor at Spinal Care Clinic. Chiropractic care for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is relieving for many such patients, and Cox® Technic is a very gentle treatment approach Burlington and Hamilton ankylosing spondylitis patients value.

WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease affecting most commonly the spine and sacroiliac joints. Timely treatment when AS is active may help maintain some flexibility in the spine and minimize any resulting hyperkyphosis of the cervicothoracic spine and/or rigidity of the thoracolumbar, lumbosacral and sacroiliac spine that may result and block doing required activities of daily living. There are mainly two forms: active and inactive. Active is the development phase of AS while inactive is the post-development phase of AS. Spinal Care Clinic takes care of both types with associated healthcare colleagues to the advantage 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 key in the management of ankylosing spondylitis. The first step is identifying ankylosing spondylitis. Spinal Care Clinic is aware of the signs: back pain with more than 1 of 3 features (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 practitioners like your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor. (1) Rheumatologists report on the benefits of a new approach to try: nanocurcumin. It’s documented that T-helper 17 cells are found at higher amounts in ankylosing spondylitis patients. Nanocurcumin is evolving as a new way to contain the T-helper 17 cells as it is an anti-inflammatory compound described as improving some clinical symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis. (2) Combining chiropractic manipulation and rehabilitation with care of a rheumatologist is advantageous for inactive ankylosing spondylitis patients in a recent 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 experienced some relief of the symptoms, reduced pain and improved ability to do activities of daily living. (3) Spinal Care Clinic delivers gentle, stretching Burlington and Hamilton 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 describes his care and pain alleviating success for several ankylosing spondylitis patients - including a diver who continues diving even now – utilizing Cox® Technic and exercise in the treatment plan.

Schedule a Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment at Spinal Care Clinic for yourself or a loved one who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon? Yes. Unmanageable? No. Spinal Care Clinic is here to help.

 
Spinal Care Clinic offers gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic for ankylosing spondylitis management. 
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