Navigating Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is a type of arthritis that primarily affects the spine, but other joints can become involved. It causes inflammation of the spinal joints (vertebrae) that can lead to severe, chronic pain and discomfort. In more advanced cases, this inflammation can lead to new bone formation on the spine, causing parts of the spine to fuse in a fixed, immobile position. At The Rehab Hub, we offer a comprehensive approach to managing AS, utilising strategies such as rehabilitation, laser therapy, magnetotherapy, and more.
Understanding Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ankylosing Spondylitis can cause symptoms such as pain and stiffness in your lower back and hips, especially in the morning and after periods of inactivity. Over time, symptoms may progress to other parts of the body. It can also affect areas where tendons and ligaments attach to bones, and even involve other organs such as the eyes, heart, and lungs.
The Rehab Hub's Approach to Ankylosing Spondylitis
At The Rehab Hub, our philosophy is to treat the individual, not just the disease. Our comprehensive approach towards managing Ankylosing Spondylitis is designed to reduce symptoms, improve spinal function, and enhance overall wellness.
Rehabilitation forms the cornerstone of our AS treatment plan. Our dedicated team of physiotherapists and podiatrists develop personalised programs to strengthen the muscles around your spine, enhance flexibility, and promote better spinal function. These programs also focus on improving posture and maintaining a balanced range of motion.
We employ advanced laser therapy, a non-invasive treatment that uses light to stimulate cell regeneration and increase blood circulation. This therapy can effectively reduce the pain and inflammation associated with AS, encouraging healing and symptom relief.
Another innovative treatment we offer for managing AS is magnetotherapy. This therapy utilises magnetic fields to stimulate the body's natural healing process. It has been shown to increase blood flow, reduce inflammation, and provide pain relief - all crucial elements in managing AS symptoms.
In addition to these, we offer a range of other treatments tailored to your specific needs. These may include advice on lifestyle modifications, pain management strategies, assistive devices, and more.
Take the First Step Towards Managing AS
Early intervention is key to effectively managing ankylosing spondylitis. Don't let back pain or stiffness limit your life. Call us today at 0141 363 0306 to book a free consultation. Our expert team will assess your condition, discuss your symptoms, and craft a personalised treatment plan to help you take control of your AS. At The Rehab Hub, we're committed to helping you live a full, active life, without letting AS hold you back.
Remember, you're not alone in your fight against ankylosing spondylitis - we're with you every step of the way. Let's take that first step together.
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