Flexibility. It is vital for a body
to be flexible. One disease that may take flexibility
away is ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis is not
curable, but beneficial care by a knowledgeable
practitioner like your Montreal 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 makes it less flexible. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic seeks to keep its Montreal
chiropractic patients as flexible as possible.
WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS IS
Patients coming to
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic regularly have clear-cut
conditions that explain their back pain
experience. Sometimes, more unique
conditions like ankylosing spondylitis appear, too. In a study 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 time for diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis from a back
pain diagnosis to a rheumatology
referral was 307 days. (1) Your Montreal chiropractor understands
the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and will establish that
referral as necessary.
WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS AFFECTS
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic, being a Montreal back pain
specialist clinic, will see ankylosing spondylitis patients as it
is a spine-related disease.
Ankylosing spondylitis most commonly involves
the spine, particularly the low back and occasionally
the sacroiliac joint. Wherever tendons and ligaments attach to
bone (spine, breastbone to ribs, hip, shoulder joint), ankylosing spondylitis
may arise. 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 likely to
suffer with ankylosing spondylitis than women. While ankylosing spondylitis does its
fusion thing, Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic may be able to help influence 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 comes to an ankylosing spondylitis spine.
HOW Montreal CHIROPRACTIC MAY HELP Montreal
ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SUFFERERS
Diagnosing Montreal 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 as well as the classic
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
Montreal chiropractor successfully and eagerly
teams up with Montreal
healthcare colleagues to assist Montreal chiropractic
patients find the gentle care they require.
CONTACT Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
Schedule a Montreal chiropractic visit
for Montreal back pain relief. If ankylosing spondylitis is your back
pain condition, know that Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is here to help.
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is all about keeping Montreal spines as flexible as
possible and permitting Montreal chiropractic patients
to do everything they want.