Report from the 15th Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network (SPARTAN) Annual Meeting

SPARTAN is a research and treatment network organization that includes expert clinicians and researchers who care for patients with spondyloarthritis.  [...]

Xeljanz Effective in Ulcerative Colitis

Xeljanz (tofacitinib) is currently approved by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for use in the treatment of [...]

Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs for Sciatica

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are aspirin-like drugs used to decrease inflammation, pain and fever.  Commonly used NSAIDs include aspirin, ibuprofen, [...]

A Nutrition Link to Bone Health: The Bacteria in Your Gut

The connection between the gut and the skeleton offers the potential for novel strategies through nutrition modification. By Diane Schneider, [...]

Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Women: Knowledge Is Power

By Eileen J. Lydon, ANP-BC Department of Rheumatology NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases Osteoporosis occurs when bones become weak due [...]

Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Cancer Risk

Better screening and modern IBD treatments are improving the odds. By Sharon Reynolds A woman newly diagnosed with inflammatory bowel [...]

Pregnancy Flares in Anklyosing Spondylitis

The usual advice from rheumatologists to women with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is that the activity of [...]

Facet Joint Block Injections: Will They Help Your Back Pain?

Dr. Kaixuan Liu with Atlantic Spine Center Offers Tips on Diagnosing and Treating Back Pain Among the many structures in [...]

Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha Inhibitor-Induced Psoriasis in Anklyosing Spondylitis

Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF) is a protein produced by immune cells to signal other immune cells to produce inflammatory factors. [...]

Weekend Warriors and Risk of Spinal Injury-Tips on Protecting the Back

Spring is here...finally! Every year, we welcome the arrival of mild weather and look forward to the weekends, when we [...]

Do Intervertebral Discs Feel Pain?

Intervertebral discs are the cushions between the vertebral bodies, the bones that make up the spine.  Normal discs move as [...]

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