Ankylosing spondylitis is considered idiopathic as is focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, pulmonary fibrosis, and chronic idiopathic constipation. While the causes of these problems may not be understood, there is always something that is causing the problem to develop.
The problem with the medical model is it uses X-rays, MRIs, and other scans to look at the exact area of pain expecting the cause of the pain to be located there. This ignores the fact that the human body is a unit and the site of the pain is not always the source of the pain.
I then am able to create an exercise therapy routine that will focus on bone and joint realignment, muscle balancing and retraining, and postural stability. As the clients body regains normal and optimal posture, alignment, and function their symptoms decrease and disappear.