Combination of NSAIDs and TNF Inhibitors May Boost Therapy for Ankylsoing Spondylitis

 By David Borenstein, MD, Managing Editor theSpineCommunity.com Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a form of progressive arthritis due to chronic inflammation of [...]


Why a Rheumatologist, Not a Spine Surgeon, Should Treat Your Back Pain

By David Borenstein MD, Executive Editor, theSpineCommunity.com Back pain is a symptom or complaint associated with over 60 different illnesses. Most [...]


What is EULAR and Why You Should Care

By David Borenstein MD, Executive Editor, theSpineCommunity.com What is EULAR? EULAR is an acronym for the European Union League Against Rheumatism. [...]


Find Your Road to Relaxation

By Denise King Gillingham, LMSW, ACC, CPM Relaxing sounds easy, doesn’t it? Sit down, put your feet up, and decompress. [...]


Living with Arthritis: Laughter Matters

Laughter offers significant physical and emotional benefits for those living with chronic illness. By Iris Zink, MSN, NP I learned [...]


Understanding Low Back Pain

By David Borenstein, MD About 80 percent of the world’s population has had a back problem; looking at back pain [...]


Ask the Doctor: Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Guidelines

Q&A with Kathleen Thomas, DO Board-Certified Rheumatologist Q: The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) recently released updated recommendations for the [...]


Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

By Diane L. Schneider, MD As we head into spring after a long winter, your vitamin D level right now [...]


Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) and Risk of Serious Stomach Problems

By David Borenstein, MD, Managing Editor theSpineCommunity.com Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a class of drugs used for a wide [...]


Strength Train at Home

Maintaining muscle strength through regular exercise as we age can help combat natural muscle loss, or sarcopenia. By Joan Pagano [...]


Spinal Stenosis: To Fuse or Not To Fuse?

David Borenstein MD, Executive Editor TheSpineCommunity Spinal stenosis is a condition caused by too little room in the vertebral canal [...]

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