Ankylosing spondylitis. Not a common back
pain condition you hear about every day, but it’s one that merits gentle, relieving treatment by a knowledgeable chiropractor like your La Grande
chiropractor at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC. Chiropractic care of ankylosing
spondylitis (AS) is helpful for many such patients, and Cox®
Technic is a very gentle treatment approach La Grande
ankylosing spondylitis patients value.
WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?
Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic
disease altering most usually
the spine and sacroiliac joints. Timely treatment when AS is active
may help maintain some flexibility in the spine and minimize
any subsequent hyperkyphosis of the cervicothoracic spine
and/or rigidity of the thoracolumbar, lumbosacral and sacroiliac spine that may
arise and prevent doing favorite
activities of daily living. There are primarily
two forms: active and inactive. Active is the development phase of AS while
inactive is the post-development phase of AS. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC manages both types with associated healthcare colleagues to the
benefit of the AS patient.
WHAT HELPS MANAGE ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?
Cooperation and coordination is beneficial
for patients with ankylosing spondylitis. Chiropractors, rheumatologists,
primary care physicians, physical therapists, etc., are all key
in the management of ankylosing spondylitis. The first step is recognizing
ankylosing spondylitis. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC knows the signs: back
pain with more than 1 of three elements
(HLA-B27 positivity, current inflammatory back pain, or x-ray/MRI evidence of
sacroiliitis). 37% of ankylosing spondylitis is diagnosed by a rheumatologist,
and the other 63% is diagnosed by other healthcare
providers like your La Grande chiropractor. (1) Rheumatologists document the benefits of a new approach to try:
nanocurcumin. It is known that T-helper 17 cells appear at higher amounts in ankylosing spondylitis patients. Nanocurcumin
is evolving as a new way to control
the T-helper 17 cells as it is an anti-inflammatory compound shown to improve some clinical symptoms of ankylosing
spondylitis. (2) Mixing chiropractic manipulation and
rehabilitation with care of a rheumatologist is advantageous
for inactive ankylosing spondylitis patients in a recent study. Cox®
flexion distraction was one of the chiropractic approaches to treating ankylosing spondylitis patients that helped. Patients also did home stretches and rehab exercises. They experienced
some relief of the symptoms, reduced pain and better
ability to perform activities of daily living. (3) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC delivers
gentle, stretching La Grande chiropractic care with Cox® Technic
spinal manipulation. It feels good to the AS spine that feels stiff and rigid. And a little good goes a long way!
CONTACT Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Gabriel Monterrubio, a chiropractor practicing in Mexico, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael
Johnson as he tells of his care and pain
alleviating success for several ankylosing spondylitis patients - including
a diver who keeps diving today – using
Cox® Technic and exercise in the treatment plan.
Schedule a La Grande chiropractic appointment at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
for yourself or a loved one who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon?
Yes. Unmanageable? No. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is ready and able to help.