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 beneficial care by a knowledgeable
practitioner like your Ashburn chiropractor may help lessen
its symptoms and lasting effects. It is an inflammatory disease that over
time can cause your spinal bones, the vertebrae, to fuse. Fusing
anything give rise to
less flexibility. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn seeks to keep its Ashburn
chiropractic patients as flexible as possible.
WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS IS
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn frequently have straightforward
conditions that clarify their back pain
experience. Occasionally, more one-of-a-kind
conditions like ankylosing spondylitis turn up, 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. 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 referral to a rheumatologist was 307 days. (1) Your Ashburn chiropractor knows
the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and will make that
referral as necessary.
WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS AFFECTS
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn, being a Ashburn back pain
specialist clinic, will see ankylosing spondylitis patients as it
is a spinal condition.
Ankylosing spondylitis most commonly involves
the spine, especially the low back and occasionally
the sacroiliac joint. Wherever tendons and ligaments attach to
bone (spine, breastbone to ribs, hip, shoulder joint), ankylosing spondylitis
may occur. Ankylosing spondylitis doesn’t start
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 cause fatigue, and men are more prone to get ankylosing spondylitis than women. While ankylosing spondylitis does its
fusion thing, Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn may be able to help guide 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 results
in an ankylosing spondylitis spine.
HOW Ashburn CHIROPRACTIC MAY HELP Ashburn
ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SUFFERERS
Diagnosing Ashburn ankylosing spondylitis may be complicated
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 draw some relief in terms
of pain reduction and improved activities of daily living. (2) Your
Ashburn chiropractor effectively and enthusiastically
works in partnership with Ashburn
healthcare colleagues to help Ashburn chiropractic
patients find the gentle care they need.
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
Schedule a Ashburn chiropractic visit
for Ashburn back pain relief. If ankylosing spondylitis is your back
pain condition, know that Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is prepared to help.
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is all about keeping Ashburn spines as flexible as
possible and allowing Ashburn chiropractic patients
to do everything they desire.