Flexibility. It is important for a body
to be flexible. One disease that may prevent flexibility is ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis is not
curable, but beneficial care by a well-informed
practitioner like your La Grande chiropractor may help lessen
its symptoms and lasting effects. It is an inflammatory disease that in
time can trigger your spinal bones, the vertebrae, to fuse. Fusing
anything brings about less flexibility. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC seeks to keep its La Grande
chiropractic patients as flexible as possible.
WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS IS
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC often have straightforward
conditions that explain their back pain
experience. Infrequently, more one-of-a-kind
conditions like ankylosing spondylitis appear, too. In a research
investigation 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 referral to a rheumatologist was 307 days. (1) Your La Grande chiropractor knows
the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and will set up that
referral as necessary.
WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS AFFECTS
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC, being a La Grande back pain
specialist clinic, will see ankylosing spondylitis patients since it
is a spinal condition.
Ankylosing spondylitis most commonly affects
the spine, especially 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 occur. Ankylosing spondylitis does not begin
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 likely to
suffer with ankylosing spondylitis than women. While ankylosing spondylitis does its
fusion thing, Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC may be able to help guide 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 comes to an ankylosing spondylitis spine.
HOW La Grande CHIROPRACTIC MAY HELP La Grande
ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SUFFERERS
Diagnosing La Grande 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 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
La Grande chiropractor successfully and eagerly
works in partnership with La Grande
healthcare colleagues to assist La Grande chiropractic
patients find the gentle care they require.
CONTACT Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
Schedule a La Grande chiropractic visit
for La Grande back pain relief. If ankylosing spondylitis is your back
pain condition, know that Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is here to help.
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is all about keeping La Grande spines as flexible as
possible and allowing La Grande chiropractic patients
to do all their activities of daily living they want.