Flexibility. It is important for a body
to be flexible. One disease that may prevent flexibility is ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis is not
curable, but beneficial care by a knowledgeable
practitioner like your Lynchburg chiropractor may help diminish
its symptoms and lasting effects. It’s an inflammatory disease that in
time can trigger your spinal bones, the vertebrae, to fuse. Fusing
anything give rise to
less flexibility. Palmer Chiropractic Center looks to keep its Lynchburg
chiropractic patients as flexible as possible.
WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS IS
Patients presenting to
Palmer Chiropractic Center often have straightforward
conditions that explain their back pain
experience. Infrequently, more unique
conditions like ankylosing spondylitis turn up, too. In a research
investigation of 3336 patients with ankylosing spondylitis, most ankylosing
spondylitis patients were diagnosed outside of rheumatology practices. Most 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 Lynchburg chiropractor knows
the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and will make that
referral as necessary.
WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS AFFECTS
Palmer Chiropractic Center, being a Lynchburg back pain
specialist clinic, will see ankylosing spondylitis patients since it
is a disease that affects the spine.
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 doesn’t start
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 make
its sufferer tired, and men are more likely to
suffer with ankylosing spondylitis than women. While ankylosing spondylitis does its
fusion thing, Palmer Chiropractic Center may be able to help guide 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 Lynchburg CHIROPRACTIC MAY HELP Lynchburg
ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SUFFERERS
Diagnosing Lynchburg ankylosing spondylitis may be complex
in some cases as symptoms may range from neck pain and stiffness to
low back pain and hip pain. For some, imaging (MRI, xray)
and lab tests are done as well as the typical
clinical examination. Once diagnosed though, combining medical
treatment via a rheumatologist with chiropractic treatment (spinal
manipulation, Cox® Technic) can draw some relief like pain reduction and improved activities of daily living. (2) Your
Lynchburg chiropractor effectively and eagerly
teams up with Lynchburg
healthcare colleagues to assist Lynchburg chiropractic
patients find the gentle care they require.
CONTACT Palmer Chiropractic Center
Schedule a Lynchburg chiropractic visit
for Lynchburg back pain relief. If ankylosing spondylitis is your back
pain condition, know that Palmer Chiropractic Center is here to help.
Palmer Chiropractic Center is all about keeping Lynchburg spines as flexible as
possible and allowing Lynchburg chiropractic patients
to do all their activities of daily living they want.