Ankylosing Spondylitis

Constant pain and stiffness are generally the first symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis. The pain generally starts at the sacroiliac joint which is located in the pelvis. Some of the other symptoms include:

  • Bony fusions which are an overgrowth of the bones
  • Respiratory problems which are caused by the fusion of the ribs to the spine
  • Acute painful episodes or ‘flares’ after which the symptoms subside
  • Ligament and tendon pain with stiffness in the affected area

The exact cause of ankylosing spondylitis is unknown however we do know that genetics plays a significant role.

One of the main causes of ankylosing spondylitis is the presence of a gene called HLA-B27 as nearly 90% of the people who develop ankylosing spondylitis gave this gene. Not everyone who carries the gene will develop ankylosing spondylitis – only 1-2% of individuals with this gene will develop the condition.

Scientists believe that there are additional unknown factors that are necessary in order for the disease to appear.

Convention treatment for ankylosing spondylitis depends almost solely on anti-inflammatory drugs, opioid painkillers, and corticosteroid injections. However, these medications have serious side effects; since there is no cure for ankylosing spondylitis, the long-term use of these medications increases the risk of other health complications. Similarly, conventional physiotherapy for ankylosing spondylitis may offer some benefits but again, this may be limited as most physiotherapists do not isolate the affected muscles but instead focus on muscle groups.

How C7Physio Clinic Can Help You

C7Physio Clinic uses the most advanced spine function test to reveal weak areas in the spine and back. This helps our spine specialists identify key areas that require attention so that these muscles can be strengthened. This prevents stiffness, improves muscle function, and increases mobility.

Individualised Treatment Protocols

Ankylosing spondylitis causes a decrease in chest expansion; supervised medical movements will help to open up your chest and prevent ankylosing spondylitis breathing problems. Treatment protocols are unique to each patient depending on how the condition has affected them – this allows spine specialists to provide the best ankylosing spondylitis treatment for each patient, depending on their individual requirements.

Technologically Advanced Methods Of Pain Management

C7Physio also provides microcurrent therapy as a safe alternative to pain medication as it does not cause any side effects. This therapy uses very low-level electrical currents to reduce muscle and nerve pain and reduce inflammation. The benefits of microcurrent therapy accrue over time so several sessions will prove greater pain relief benefits. C7Physio also offers counseling and alternative therapies to help patients with ankylosing spondylitis understand the physical and psychological changes associated with this condition.

It is important to consult a spine specialitst as soon as possible to slow down the progression of anklosing spondilits, reduce your pain, and manage your condition.

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Physical Therapy for Stiff Spine:

The goal of treatment is to relieve your pain and stiffness and prevent or delay complications and spinal deformity. Treatment is most successful before the disease causes irreversible damage to your joints.

Physical therapy is an important part of treatment and can provide a number of benefits, from pain relief to improved strength and flexibility. A physical therapist can design specific exercises for your needs.

Range-of-motion and stretching exercises can help maintain flexibility in your joints and preserve good posture. Proper sleeping and walking positions and abdominal and back exercises can help maintain your upright posture.


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