• Julian Simpson

Ankylosing Spondylitis. What is it and can Chiropractic Help ?

What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Are you experiencing low back pain and an increased incidence of stiffness? It could be Ankylosing Spondylitis. Many people think they are experiencing sciatica as it can refer to the buttocks or posterior thighs. 

For a definitive diagnosis, the team at Health Wise Chiropractic would refer you to get hip and low back X-rays to assess the joints. 

Like so many Rheumatoid processes, Ankylosing Spondylitis can relapse just as quick as it can go into remission 

What do Chiropractors do ?

We focus on stretching , breathing exercising and gently adjusting the spine to allow joint flexibility to slowly return 

Can you do anything?

Of course ! 

-A diet low in sugars to limit the inflammation in the system is advised. 

-Simple diet ideas are having foods that are high in Omega 3 (cold water fish) has shown to help people have a reduction in symptoms 

Stretching! opening the joint spaces as shown in the picture below can help relieve the back pain as well. 

If you want more information. Please call Health Wise Chiropractic 03 9467 7889 or book online to see one of our Chiropractors in Sunbury or Bundoora Today!

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