The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider helps Ottawa 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 good care by a experienced practitioner like your Ottawa chiropractor may help diminish its symptoms and lasting effects. It’s an inflammatory disease that over time can cause your spinal bones, the vertebrae, to fuse. Fusing anything brings about less flexibility. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider looks to keep its Ottawa chiropractic patients as flexible as possible.

WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS IS

Patients presenting to The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider regularly have straightforward conditions that clarify their back pain experience. Sometimes, more one-of-a-kind conditions like ankylosing spondylitis turn up, too. In a study 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 Ottawa chiropractor understands the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and will set up that referral as necessary.

WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS AFFECTS

The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider, being a Ottawa 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 sometimes the sacroiliac joint. Wherever tendons and ligaments attach to bone (spine, breastbone to ribs, hip, shoulder joint), ankylosing spondylitis may arise. Ankylosing spondylitis does not 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 likely to suffer with ankylosing spondylitis than women. While ankylosing spondylitis does its fusion thing, The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider 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 Ottawa CHIROPRACTIC MAY HELP Ottawa ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SUFFERERS

Diagnosing Ottawa 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 draw some relief like pain reduction and improved activities of daily living. (2) Your Ottawa chiropractor effectively and eagerly collaborates with Ottawa healthcare colleagues to assist Ottawa chiropractic patients find the gentle care they need.

CONTACT The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider

Schedule a Ottawa chiropractic visit for Ottawa back pain relief. If ankylosing spondylitis is your back pain condition, know that The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider is prepared to help. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider is all about keeping Ottawa spines as flexible as possible and permitting Ottawa chiropractic patients to do all their activities of daily living they want.
 
Ankylosing spondylitis is gently cared for by your Ottawa chiropractor. 
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