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Vancouver Disc Centers helps Vancouver ankylosing spondylitis patients with their back pain.

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 Vancouver 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. Vancouver Disc Centers looks to keep its Vancouver chiropractic patients as flexible as possible.

WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS IS

Patients visiting Vancouver Disc Centers regularly have straightforward conditions that clarify their back pain experience. Infrequently, more unique 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. The majority 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 Vancouver chiropractor understands the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and will establish that referral as necessary.

WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS AFFECTS

Vancouver Disc Centers, being a Vancouver back pain specialist clinic, will see ankylosing spondylitis patients as it is a disease that affects the spine. Ankylosing spondylitis most frequently affects the spine, especially 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 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 cause fatigue, and men are more likely to suffer with ankylosing spondylitis than women. While ankylosing spondylitis does its fusion thing, Vancouver Disc Centers 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 comes to an ankylosing spondylitis spine.

HOW Vancouver CHIROPRACTIC MAY HELP Vancouver ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SUFFERERS

Diagnosing Vancouver ankylosing spondylitis may be complex in some cases as symptoms may range from neck pain and stiffness to low back pain and hip pain. In some cases, imaging (MRI, xray) and lab tests are performed in addition to 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 Vancouver chiropractor effectively and enthusiastically teams up with Vancouver healthcare colleagues to assist Vancouver chiropractic patients find the gentle care they require.

CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers

Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic visit for Vancouver back pain relief. If ankylosing spondylitis is your back pain condition, know that Vancouver Disc Centers is here to help. Vancouver Disc Centers is all about keeping Vancouver spines as flexible as possible and permitting Vancouver chiropractic patients to do everything they want.
 
Ankylosing spondylitis is gently cared for by your Vancouver chiropractor. 
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