Chiropractor Questions Spondalytis

Can a chiropractor help with spondalytis?

My mother has spondalytis. Can a chiropractor help with this?

18 Answers

That depends on whether it is anklyosing or not (I know that is an uncommon term, but it basically means that the bones have fused together). A chiropractor can take a good history and to a good examination to determine whether it is ankylosing spondylitis (more common in men than women) or some other spondylosis (similar word, meaning a problem with the spine). The examination would most likely have to include x-rays (unless you have images or a report of a recent x-ray examination) or MRIs.
A chiropractor can access the specific region and be able to accurately tell you if their treatment plan can be effective. A chiropractor is qualified to examine and create a treatment plan for spondylitis.
Of course every situation is different but a chiropractor is most likely able to help.
Everyone fights a losing battle against time and gravity. We will shrink in height as we age. This is because our discs are degenerating. Spondylitis and spondylosis are degenerative in nature. Yes find a good chiropractor. We help. Find one with a lumbar decompression machine even better.

Absolutely. Spondylosis, spondylitis, and spondylolisthesis can both be helped by chiropractic adjustments. We are trained to diagnoses, evaluate, and treat the spine in its entirety,
and spondylosis is really common, especially as we get older, and chiropractic adjustments as well as muscle work and therapeutic exercise (and other specialities like cranio sacral therapy, applied kinesiology, etc.) are extremely helpful with this and should definitely be the primary treatment after anything else had been ruled out during the first complete evaluation at the first appointment.

You can definitely advise your mom to go seek a chiropractor for her spondylosis or spondylitis.

Hope this helps,

Dr. Jessica Grichy, DC
Yes. Chiropractic can restore motion, relieve pain, and halt the progression of spondylitis.
Chiropractic has helped with many spinal conditions. Consult with one to see if your condition can be helped.
Just reduces progression if is AS Ankylosing Spondylitis you are talking about
Spondylitis is a chronic condition that requires careful attention. I have treated many patient's suffering from spondylitis. I find that we can help restore some mobility to affected areas and reduce inflammation and muscle spasm with therapies. spondylitis is a condition that requires maintenance and life time of care
Typically, yes. It helps to keep the spinal joints moving as much as possible.
Spondylitis basically is arthritis. There is no way to correct arthritis, but getting adjusted and keeping the segments moving will help to slow its process.
Are you referring to Spondylitis, if yes Chiropractors work with people who have this everyday.
They may be able to help with some of the symptoms, but this is a permanent condition
Spondylitis is inflammation of the spinal joints usually caused by abnormal motion or restriction of the vertebrae. Chiropractors help adjust the vertebrae to help them move better and normally. They can also do physical therapy to help reduce inflammation and strengthen the core.

Vishal K. Verma, DC, CCSP
If can be very helpful
Maybe. The best thing to do is schedule a consultation so a chiropractor can assess your mother and make treatment recommendations. She may be a stem cell therapy candidate.


Dr. Duchon
Yes of course, but you will also have to look into her diet to reduce the inflammatory foods she might be ingesting as well.
Have a chiropractor X-ray and analyze then proceed with a course of adjustments. I have several patients with ankylosis spondylitis that are loving chiro care!