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 are
found at higher amounts in ankylosing spondylitis patients. Nanocurcumin
is evolving 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!
CONTACT Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
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.