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Spengel Chiropractic helps McHenry ankylosing spondylitis patients with their back pain.

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 good care by a knowledgeable practitioner like your McHenry chiropractor may help diminish its symptoms and lasting effects. It is an inflammatory disease that over time can trigger your spinal bones, the vertebrae, to fuse. Fusing anything brings about less flexibility. Spengel Chiropractic seeks to maintain flexibility in its McHenry chiropractic patients.

WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS IS

Patients coming to Spengel Chiropractic regularly have straightforward conditions that describe their back pain experience. Occasionally, more one-of-a-kind conditions like ankylosing spondylitis arrive, too. In a research investigation 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 time for diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis from a diagnosis of back pain to a rheumatology referral was 307 days. (1) Your McHenry chiropractor knows the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and will make that referral as necessary.

WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS AFFECTS

Spengel Chiropractic, being a McHenry back pain specialist clinic, will see ankylosing spondylitis patients as it is a spinal condition. Ankylosing spondylitis most frequently affects 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 does not begin and does its thing then stop. 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 prone to get ankylosing spondylitis than women. While ankylosing spondylitis does its fusion thing, Spengel Chiropractic may be able to help influence 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 McHenry CHIROPRACTIC MAY HELP McHenry ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SUFFERERS

Diagnosing McHenry ankylosing spondylitis may be complex in some cases as symptoms may vary from neck pain and stiffness to low back pain and hip pain. In some cases, 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 bring about some relief in terms of pain reduction and improved activities of daily living. (2) Your McHenry chiropractor effectively and eagerly collaborates with McHenry healthcare colleagues to assist McHenry chiropractic patients find the gentle care they require.

CONTACT Spengel Chiropractic

Schedule a McHenry chiropractic visit for McHenry back pain relief. If ankylosing spondylitis is your back pain condition, know that Spengel Chiropractic is prepared to help. Spengel Chiropractic is all about keeping McHenry spines as flexible as possible and allowing McHenry chiropractic patients to do everything they want.
 
Ankylosing spondylitis is gently cared for by your McHenry chiropractor. 
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