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Chiropractic for Ankylosing Spondylitis

A recently published case report suggests even patients with advanced ankylosing spondylitis may benefit from chiropractic care. Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a condition involving inflammation and fusion of the spine. While chiropractic care is generally advantageous during the earlier stages of AS, researchers were unclear whether similar success might be experienced during the later stages, where inflammation and fusion is more progressed. In this report, a 30 year-old male with fusion of his sacroiliac joints and lower back and neck did experience increased spinal flexibility and overall improvement with chiropractic care!

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: JMPT; October 2003, Volume 26, Number 8.