Flexibility. It’s vital 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 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 keep its McHenry
chiropractic patients as flexible as possible.
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 in addition to 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.