Flexibility. It’s important for a body
to be flexible. One disease that may take flexibility
away is ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis isn’t
curable, but good care by a experienced
practitioner like your Manchester chiropractor may help diminish
its symptoms and lasting effects. It is an inflammatory disease that in
time can cause your spinal bones, the vertebrae, to fuse. Fusing
anything makes it less flexible. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries seeks to keep its Manchester
chiropractic patients as flexible as possible.
WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS IS
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries regularly have straightforward
conditions that describe their back pain
experience. Occasionally, 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 timeframe for diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis from a diagnosis of back pain to a rheumatology
referral was 307 days. (1) Your Manchester chiropractor knows
the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and will set up that
referral as necessary.
WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS AFFECTS
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries, being a Manchester back pain
specialist clinic, will see ankylosing spondylitis patients as it
is a spinal condition.
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 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 cause fatigue, and men are more prone to get ankylosing spondylitis than women. While ankylosing spondylitis does its
fusion thing, Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries may be able to help guide its
fusing ways to help keep 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 Manchester CHIROPRACTIC MAY HELP Manchester
ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SUFFERERS
Diagnosing Manchester ankylosing spondylitis may be complex
in some cases as symptoms may vary from neck pain and stiffness to
low back pain and hip pain. For some, imaging (MRI, xray)
and lab tests are performed in addition to the typical
clinical examination. Once diagnosed though, combining medical
treatment via a rheumatologist with chiropractic treatment (spinal
manipulation, Cox® Technic) can bring about some relief like pain reduction and improved activities of daily living. (2) Your
Manchester chiropractor successfully and enthusiastically
works in partnership with Manchester
healthcare colleagues to help Manchester chiropractic
patients find the gentle care they need.
CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
Schedule a Manchester chiropractic visit
for Manchester back pain relief. If ankylosing spondylitis is your back
pain condition, know that Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is here to help.
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is all about keeping Manchester spines as flexible as
possible and allowing Manchester chiropractic patients
to do all their activities of daily living they desire.