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Gentle Montreal Chiropractic Care for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis. Not a common back pain condition you hear about every day, but it’s a condition that is deserving of gentle, relieving treatment by a knowledgeable chiropractor like your Montreal chiropractor at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic. Chiropractic care for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is relieving for many such patients, and Cox® Technic is a most gentle treatment approach Montreal ankylosing spondylitis patients value.

WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease affecting most commonly the spine and sacroiliac joints. Early treatment when AS is active may help maintain some flexibility in the spine and reduce any subsequent hyperkyphosis of the cervicothoracic spine and/or rigidity of the thoracolumbar, lumbosacral and sacroiliac spine that may develop and prevent doing desired 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. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic manages both types with fellow healthcare colleagues to the benefit of the AS patient.

WHAT HELPS MANAGE ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Cooperation and coordination is helpful 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 identifying ankylosing spondylitis. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is aware of the signs: back pain with more than 1 of three attributes (HLA-B27 positivity, current inflammatory back pain, or x-ray/MRI evidence of sacroiliitis). 37% of ankylosing spondylitis is diagnosed by a rheumatologist, and the other 63% is diagnosed by other practitioners like your Montreal chiropractor. (1) Rheumatologists report on the benefits of a new approach to try: nanocurcumin. It is 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 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 treatments used with ankylosing spondylitis patients that helped. Patients also did home stretches and rehab exercises. They gained some relief of the symptoms, reduced pain and better ability to do activities of daily living. (3) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic offers gentle, stretching Montreal chiropractic care with Cox® Technic spinal manipulation. Montreal AS patients say it feels good to their stiff spines. 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 keeps diving today – using Cox® Technic and exercise in the treatment plan.

Schedule a Montreal chiropractic appointment at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic for yourself or a friend who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon? Yes. Unmanageable? No. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is ready and able to help.

 
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic uses gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic for ankylosing spondylitis management. 
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