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.