Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)
Ankylosing Spondylitis is a type of arthritis that usually affects males beginning around age 20. It causes inflammation in and around the spine, which creates chronic pain and stiffness. The changes that occur in the spine due to this arthritis may include spinal fusion, hunched over posture, bone spurs, and degenerative discs.
In order to diagnosis AS, imaging is required, such as X-ray and/or MRI. In some cases, AS is a genetic condition and can be confirmed from a blood test.
Management of AS includes chiropractic care and exercise. At Denaro Chiropractic, we perform very gentle adjustments to the spine, which is the appropriate technique when working with patients with AS and any type of spinal fusion.
For more information about Ankylosing Spondylitis and Chiropractic care, please contact us at 978-664-1500. We are located at 350 Park St. in North Reading, MA. Communities we serve Chiropractic Care to include Andover, Reading, Wilmington, Stoneham, Woburn, Lynnfield, and Tewksbury.