COULD SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE POLYMORHPHISMS HELP DIAGNOSE ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS EARLIER? NEWS TIPS & FEATURES

Could Single Nucleotide Polymorhphisms Help Diagnose Ankylosing Spondylitis Earlier?

October 21, 2018

Could Single Nucleotide Polymorhphisms Help Diagnose Ankylosing Spondylitis Earlier?

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by Dr. David Borenstein 10/21/2018 Spine Community News: At the Plenary session of the 2018 American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in Chicago, an article was presented describing the use of genetics to diagnose ankylosing spondylitis (AS) earlier in the course of the illness. A delay in diagnosing AS is quite common and may be […]

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Cosentyx is Effective Therapy for Active Ankylsoing Spondylisitis. What Is the Best Dose?

October 9, 2018

Cosentyx is Effective Therapy for Active Ankylsoing Spondylisitis. What Is the Best Dose?

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By Dr. David Borenstein, M.D. Executive Editor 10/2/2018 Spine Community News:  Cosentyx (secukinumab) is an anti-interleukin 17 monoclonal antibody that decreases the effect of that cytokine on the immune system in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS).  The question of an optimum dose of medicine with significantly increasing toxicity is a question faced by clinicians who […]

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Does Exercise Prevent the Low Back Pain Associated with Pregnancy?

May 21, 2018

Does Exercise Prevent the Low Back Pain Associated with Pregnancy?

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Spine Community News:  Lumbar spine and pelvic girdle (sacroiliac joint) pain is the most common musculoskeletal complaint in pregnancy.1  Over 50% of pregnant women have low back or pelvic girdle pain that may be rated as moderate to severe. Post-partum back pain decreases by 50% or more.2  Pregnancy can be associated with absence from work […]

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Experts Agree – Exercise Remains Critical Component for Managing Ankylosing Spondylitis

May 16, 2018

Experts Agree – Exercise Remains Critical Component for Managing Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Report from the 16th 2018 Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network (SPARTAN) Annual Meeting Spine Community News: SPARTAN is a research and treatment network organization that includes expert clinicians and researchers who care for patients with spondyloarthritis.  At this 16th Annual meeting research was presented that increases our understanding of these disorders that affect the spine. […]

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Understanding Biosimilar Drugs; Are They as Good as They Say?

May 7, 2018

Understanding Biosimilar Drugs; Are They as Good as They Say?

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A new class of medication is available to some patients with chronic inflammatory conditions and will soon be available for some with cancer. By David Borenstein, MD R&AConnection News:  One way to lower the cost of biologic medications is to create biosimilar drugs that have active properties highly similar to an already FDA-approved biological drug. These […]

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Report from the 16th 2018 Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network (SPARTAN) Annual Meeting on Ankylosing Spondylitis

May 7, 2018

Report from the 16th 2018 Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network (SPARTAN) Annual Meeting on Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Spine Community News: SPARTAN is a research and treatment network organization that includes expert clinicians and researchers who care for patients with spondyloarthritis.  At this 16th Annual meeting research was presented that increases our understanding of these disorders that affect the spine. The first session of the meeting dealt with current treatment of axial spondyloarthritis […]

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What Do Paraspinal Muscles Have to Do With Back Pain?

April 30, 2018

What Do Paraspinal Muscles Have to Do With Back Pain?

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Spine Community News: The spine is surrounded by muscles anteriorly (psoas) and posteriorly (multifidus).  These muscular structures are essential for motion and stability of the spine.  Ideal function of these muscles requires strength and flexibility.  If these structures became weak, stamina can be affected resulting in pain and advanced degeneration of non-muscular structure like discs […]

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Yoga, Physical Therapy or Education for Chronic Low Back Pain. Which is better?

April 23, 2018

Yoga, Physical Therapy or Education for Chronic Low Back Pain. Which is better?

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Spine Community News: Chronic low back (CLBP) affects approximately 10% of U.S. adults.  Recent clinical guidelines have recommended the use of yoga, physical therapy, and meditation as effective therapies.  Questions remain as to whether any of these forms of therapy are superior and are they effective for people of lower socioeconomic status. Doctors reported on […]

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The Lancet Symposium: Scientific journal publishes 3 papers on Low Back Pain

April 18, 2018

The Lancet Symposium: Scientific journal publishes 3 papers on Low Back Pain

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Spine Community News: The medical science journal, The Lancet, published 3 papers and an editorial about the importance of low back pain as a major problem around the world. In an editorial written by Clark and Horton, the authors highlight this worldwide clinical problem that is getting worse as we increase in population that is […]

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

April 16, 2018

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

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Spine Community News:  Spring is here…finally! Every year, we welcome the arrival of mild weather and look forward to the weekends, when we can get outside and pick up the golf clubs, the tennis racket, the basketball, the softball glove. And every weekend, thousands of people show up in doctors’ offices, clinics, and emergency rooms […]

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