Ankylosing Spondylitis Improved With BLAIR Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care
Ankylosing spondylitis is a difficult autoimmune condition that affects males disproportionately to females. It usually starts in the affected individual in their early twenties. The first signs of the disease usually start in the joint between the low back and the pelvis( sciatic joint) gradually working its way up the spine. It causes pain and stiffness in its early stages and then progresses into a fusion of the spine. In this article, we will discuss research published showing BLAIR upper Cervical chiropractic and knee-chest procedures helping the condition improve.
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Clinical Findings Of Ankylosing Spondylitis
People may experience:
Pain areas: in the ankle, eyes, heel, hip, joints, lower back, middle back, neck, or shoulder pain circumstances: can occur during restVisual: blurred vision or sensitivity to lightly: inflammation of the eye's middle layer or redness points: back joint dysfunction or stiffness also common: arthritis, bone tissue formation, fatigue, hunched back, inflamed tendons, inflammatory bowel disease, or physical deformity
Traditionally ankylosing spondylitis is treated with NSAIDs, stretching and therapeutic exercise. There is a genetic component associated with AS CALLED HBLA 27 gene. The disease is progressive and medically there is no cure. Here is the good news.
BLAIR Upper Cervical Chiropractic Shows Promise In Helping Ankylosing Spondylitis
Research published in May of 2011 by Drs. Cailen Wells and Sid Williams D.C. showed corrections in the upper Cervical spine decreased pain, stiffness, and range of motion in a case with Ankylosing Spondylitis. To quote some of the research :
"In this case, it is important to consider that prior to the diagnosis of AS, he experienced whiplash from three motor vehicle accidents. When the subluxation began is unknown, however, it is possible that the motor vehicle accident(s) had a profound effect on its formation.
The neurological findings of leg length inequality, para-spinal thermographic pattern and radio-graphic misalignment present in this case, demonstrated the existence of vertebral subluxation. Whether the symptoms specific to AS are part of the subluxation process or not are unknown. "
Is it possible that trauma to the upper cereal spine weakens the human body allowing for a genetic predisposition to take hold? There are numerous published research articles indicating that upper Cervical trauma can be a preceding factor in the degenerative disease process. (1,2,3)
Head and Neck Trauma Causes Brain-Stem Irritation and Nervous System Dysfunction
Upper Cervical Spine injuries are numerous throughout childhood and adult life. It is difficult to find a person that has not been in whiplash accident or a kid that has had a sports injury, fall, or head injury. Life is full of trauma. The head weighs 10-12 pounds the atlas (c-1) weighs 2 ounces.
The head is balanced on the atlas on the end of a “stick” your neck. These three factors make this anatomical region unstable. Trauma can cause spinal misalignment at the skull c-1 junction. Over time this spinal misalignment affects normal neurological function and can impact the lungs, muscles, and other centers of the body. Ankylosing spondylitis is but one condition that responds well to Blair Upper Cervical Care.
Upper neck misalignments can cause a drag on your system. Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic’s goal is to restore normal nervous system function. Blair Upper Cervical Doctors run objective tests to determine if the patient has a neck misalignment. If misalignment exists the doctor will take a series of articular x-rays to determine exactly how the atlas has misaligned off the skull.
Once the misalignment is determined, a precise gentle force is applied. There is no twisting, pulling, or cracking involved in the adjustment. The goal of the correction is to restore normal nervous system function and for it to “hold” in its proper position for as long as possible. While the correction holds the body restores normal function, healing follows and increased health results.
If you suffer from Ankylosing Spondylitis or other chronic health problems we hope you will take advantage of our FREE consultation offer in our office. To schedule call 213 399-7772 for our Los Angeles office or 310 324-6172 for our Carson office.