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Gentle Auburn Chiropractic Care for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis. Not a well-known back pain condition you hear about every day, but it’s a condition that is deserving of gentle, relieving treatment by an experienced chiropractor like your Auburn chiropractor at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.. Chiropractic care of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is relieving for many such patients, and Cox® Technic is a most gentle treatment approach Auburn ankylosing spondylitis patients appreciate.

WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease concerning most typically the spine and sacroiliac joints. Early treatment when AS is active may assist in maintaining 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 arise and block doing favorite activities of daily living. There are primarily two forms: active and inactive. Active is the development phase of AS while inactive is the post-development phase of AS. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. takes care of both types with associated healthcare colleagues to the advantage of the AS patient.

WHAT HELPS MANAGE ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Teamwork 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 recognizing ankylosing spondylitis. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. knows the signs: back pain with more than 1 of 3 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 Auburn chiropractor. (1) Rheumatologists document the benefits of a new approach to try: nanocurcumin. It is known that T-helper 17 cells are found at higher amounts in ankylosing spondylitis patients. Nanocurcumin is surfacing as a new approach to contain the T-helper 17 cells as it is an anti-inflammatory compound described as improving some clinical symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis. (2) Mixing chiropractic manipulation and rehabilitation with care of a rheumatologist is advantageous for inactive ankylosing spondylitis patients in a new study. Cox® flexion distraction was a chiropractic approach used to treat ankylosing spondylitis patients that helped. Patients also were instructed to do home stretches and rehab exercises. They experienced some relief of the symptoms, reduced pain and better ability to perform activities of daily living. (3) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. offers gentle, stretching Auburn 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 explains his care and pain alleviating success for several ankylosing spondylitis patients - including a diver who continues diving today – using Cox® Technic and exercise in the treatment plan.

Schedule a Auburn chiropractic appointment at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. for yourself or a friend who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon? Yes. Unmanageable? No. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is here to help.

 
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. offers gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic for ankylosing spondylitis management. 
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