Ankylosing Spondylitis: Signs your back pain is actually AS

Ankylosing Spondylitis. Yowzers! That is a mouthful. This often-painful condition is no laughing matter for the approximate 2.7 million people affected by AS. If you suspect that your back pain may be Ankylosing Spondylitis, keep reading for a symptoms list, and helpful suggestions in taking the next step on the road to a possible diagnosis.  …

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New Treatment Options on the Horizon for PMR

Although it sounds like a science fiction term, Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) is actually an inflammatory disorder that causes muscle pain and stiffness, especially in the shoulders and back. PMR has no one cause or cure, and typically worsens after long periods of inactivity. Those diagnosed with PMR often find mornings to be the most difficult …

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Ankylosing Spondylitis 101

Ankylosing…What? That was my response when the doctor diagnosed me with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) five years ago. After months of severe back and hip pain, I finally had an answer, but also a lot of questions with the most ominous being, “Well, what now?”. Although the past few years have been a painful struggle, I’ve …

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Don’t Let Your Office Become a Pain in the Back

Eighty percent of people will likely have experienced back pain at some point in their lifetime. It is one of the most common reasons people visit their doctor and miss work, and a prominent cause of disability. Although back pain is more prevalent in those middle aged and beyond, it can really present itself to …

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