Gentle West Des Moines Chiropractic Care for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis. Not a well-known back pain condition you hear about every day, but it’s one that is deserving of gentle, relieving treatment by a knowledgeable chiropractor like your West Des Moines chiropractor at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. Chiropractic care of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is helpful for many such patients, and Cox® Technic is a very gentle treatment approach West Des Moines ankylosing spondylitis patients value.

WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease concerning most commonly the spine and sacroiliac joints. Timely treatment when AS is active may assist in maintaining some flexibility in the spine and reduce any resulting hyperkyphosis of the cervicothoracic spine and/or rigidity of the thoracolumbar, lumbosacral and sacroiliac spine that may develop and prevent doing favorite 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. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa manages both types with fellow healthcare colleagues to the benefit of the AS patient.

WHAT HELPS MANAGE ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Teamwork and coordination is beneficial for patients with ankylosing spondylitis. Chiropractors, rheumatologists, primary care physicians, physical therapists, etc., are all key in the management of ankylosing spondylitis. The first step is recognizing ankylosing spondylitis. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa knows the signs: back pain with more than 1 of three features (HLA-B27 positivity, current inflammatory back pain, or x-ray/MRI evidence of sacroiliitis). 37% of ankylosing spondylitis is diagnosed by a rheumatologist while the other 63% is diagnosed by other healthcare providers like your West Des Moines chiropractor. (1) Rheumatologists report on the benefits of a new approach to try: nanocurcumin. It’s documented that T-helper 17 cells are found 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 new 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, decreased pain and improved ability to perform activities of daily living. (3) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offers gentle, stretching West Des Moines 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 describes his care and relieving success for several ankylosing spondylitis patients - including a diver who keeps diving today – utilizing Cox® Technic and exercise in the treatment plan.

Schedule a West Des Moines chiropractic appointment at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa for yourself or a loved one who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon? Yes. Unmanageable? No. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is ready and able to help.

 
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offers gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic for ankylosing spondylitis management. 
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