Executive Chiropractic of Iowa helps West Des Moines ankylosing spondylitis patients with their back pain.

Flexibility. It’s vital for a body to be flexible. One disease that may prevent flexibility is ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis isn’t curable, but beneficial care by a knowledgeable practitioner like your West Des Moines chiropractor may help lessen its symptoms and lasting effects. It is an inflammatory disease that in time can trigger your spinal bones, the vertebrae, to fuse. Fusing anything give rise to less flexibility. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa looks to maintain flexibility in its West Des Moines chiropractic patients.

WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS IS

Patients visiting Executive Chiropractic of Iowa regularly have clear-cut conditions that make clear their back pain experience. Infrequently, more unique conditions like ankylosing spondylitis appear, too. In a study of 3336 patients with ankylosing spondylitis, most ankylosing spondylitis patients were diagnosed in other healthcare settings instead 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 West Des Moines chiropractor knows the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and will set up that referral as necessary.

WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS AFFECTS

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa, being a West Des Moines back pain specialist clinic, will see ankylosing spondylitis patients since it is a spinal condition. Ankylosing spondylitis most frequently involves the spine, particularly 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, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa 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 West Des Moines CHIROPRACTIC MAY HELP West Des Moines ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SUFFERERS

Diagnosing West Des Moines ankylosing spondylitis may be complicated 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 in terms of pain reduction and improved activities of daily living. (2) Your West Des Moines chiropractor successfully and eagerly collaborates with West Des Moines healthcare colleagues to help West Des Moines chiropractic patients find the gentle care they require.

CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa

Schedule a West Des Moines chiropractic visit for West Des Moines back pain relief. If ankylosing spondylitis is your back pain condition, know that Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is prepared to help. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is all about keeping West Des Moines spines as flexible as possible and allowing West Des Moines chiropractic patients to do all their activities of daily living they want.
 
Ankylosing spondylitis is gently cared for by your West Des Moines chiropractor. 
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