World Ankylosing Spondylosis Day 2022: Advice from CDAHK Chiropractors

AS causes rampant inflammation in the spine, sacrum, pelvis, hips and joints, resulting in chronic pain, spinal stiffness and mobility problems. CDAHK chiropractors perform noninvasive treatment—on the spine or other body parts—to correct spinal alignment (2-8), reduce pain (9-14), and improve mobility. They play a key role as conservative management and improve quality of life (15).

AS patients often have back stiffness and pain, chiropractors may relieve their symptoms (16-20). Because the spine of the patient with AS may fuse, chiropractic rehabilitation and exercise therapy are excellent conservative management methods to keep the spine mobile (21-25).

AS affects millions of people around the world. CDAHK supports World AS Day to raise the profile of this condition and raise awareness of the impact it has on the physical, mental and emotional health of chiropractic patients.


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  11. Chu EC, Butler KR. Resolution of gastroesophageal reflux disease after correction of upper cross syndrome – a case study and brief review. clinical practice. 2021 May 21;11(2):322-326
  12. Chu ECP, Wong AYL. Chronic orchialgia due to herniated disc: a case report and brief review. Bin J Mens Health. 2021 May-Jun;15(3):15579883211018431
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  15. Chu EC. Improving quality of life through conservative management of thoracic scoliosis at 172°: a case report. J Med Life. 2022 Jan;15(1):144-148
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  17. Chu ECP, Lo FS, Bhaumik A. Plausible influence of anterior head posture on upper cervical spine stability. J Family Med Prim care. May 2020;9(5):2517-2520
  18. Chu ECP, Shum JSF, Lin AFC. Unusual cause of dysphagia in a patient with cervical spondylosis. Clin Med Insights Case Rep. 2019;12:1179547619882707. doi: 10.1177/1179547619882707
  19. Chu ECP, Lo FS, Bhaumik A. Remission of recalcitrant dermatomyositis after a chiropractic adjustment. J Family Med Prim care. 2019 Nov;8(11):3742-3744
  20. Chu ECP, Chan AKC, Lin AFC. Pitting edema in a polio survivor with lumbar radiculopathy complicated disc herniation. J Family Med Prim care. May 2019;8(5):1765-1768
  21. Chu ECP, Lam NPP. Post Poliomyelitis Syndrome. Int Med Case Rep J 2019;12:261-264
  22. Chu ECP, Bellin D. Remission of myasthenia gravis after cervical adjustment. AME Case Rep. 2019;3:9
  23. Chu ECP. Mitigation of Gait Drop in a Woman with Parkinson’s: A Case Report. J of Med Cases 13 (3), 140
  24. Chu EC. Regression of lumbar disc herniation after nonsurgical treatment. European Journal of Molecular and Clinical Medicine. 2020 July; 7(1):27-79
  25. Chu EC, Wong AY, Lin AF. Isolated neck extension myopathy associated with cervical spondylosis: a case report and brief review. Clin Med Insights Arthritis Musculoskeletal Disord. 2020;13:1179544120977844.

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