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EULAR 2016 Recommendations on Management of Early Arthritis

January 12th, 2017

EULAR 2016 Recommendations on Management of Early Arthritis

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The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) have published an update to their 2007 recommendations for the management of early arthritis. This committee strongly recommends early referral to a rheumatologist and early non pharmacologic interventions including smoking cessation, dental care, weight control, vaccination assessment, and comorbidity management.  Patients should understand that these are a professional organization’s […]

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Tags: Ankylosing Spondylitis, arthritis, Axial Spondyloarthropathy (axSpA), News Tips and Features, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Spondylolysis/Spondylolisthesis


How To Enjoy The Holidays Despite Chronic Pain

December 20th, 2016

How To Enjoy The Holidays Despite Chronic Pain

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By Tom Macek, M.D. The holidays are a time when everyone is encouraged to be of good cheer. But this joyous time of year is a lot less merry for those suffering from chronic bad backs, migraines, arthritis and other pain-inducing ailments. “Any kind of pain can seriously affect your quality of life,” says Dr. […]

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Tags: Ankylosing Spondylitis, Axial Spondyloarthropathy (axSpA), back strain, News Tips and Features, osteoarthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Spondylolysis/Spondylolisthesis


Opioids: Ineffective Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain

November 16th, 2016

Opioids: Ineffective Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain

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By David Borenstein MD, Executive Editor, theSpineCommunity.com Prescription opioid or narcotic use is associated with an increasing number of deaths with approximately 20,000 victims in 2014 according to the National Center for Health Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These unfortunate deaths have brought into question the benefit of opioid analgesics in […]

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Tags: Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), Axial Spondyloarthropathy (axSpA), back strain, Herniated Discs, News Tips and Features, osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolysis/Spondylolisthesis


Study Validates Relative Safety of Celebrex for Arthritis Sufferers at Risk of Heart Disease

November 15th, 2016

Study Validates Relative Safety of Celebrex for Arthritis Sufferers at Risk of Heart Disease

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The results of a just released new study provide some reassurance to arthritis sufferers who want pain relief but have been worried about side effects. It finds that Celebrex, a drug similar to ones withdrawn 12 years ago for safety reasons, is no riskier for the heart than some other prescription pain pills that are […]

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Tags: arthritis, Axial Spondyloarthropathy (axSpA), News Tips and Features, osteoarthritis, Spondylolysis/Spondylolisthesis


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

June 13th, 2016

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

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By David Borenstein MD, Executive Editor, theSpineCommunity.com Back pain is a symptom or complaint associated with over 60 different illnesses. Most of these illnesses are treated with nonsurgical therapy. Rheumatologists are experts in nonsurgical therapy for the spine. They are the ideal place to start when you have back pain and a great source for a […]

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Tags: Herniated Discs, News Tips and Features, osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis


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

May 5th, 2016

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

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By David Borenstein, MD, Managing Editor theSpineCommunity.com Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a class of drugs used for a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders. They can decrease pain and inflammation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, spondyloarthritis, tendonitis, and bursitis. NSAIDs are used for short periods of time or for long duration depending on […]

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Tags: back pain, News Tips and Features, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis


Strength Train at Home

April 29th, 2016

Strength Train at Home

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Maintaining muscle strength through regular exercise as we age can help combat natural muscle loss, or sarcopenia. By Joan Pagano Sarco-What? Sarcopenia is the natural loss of muscle strength and function that occurs with aging. If you are over 40, you are already experiencing creeping muscle loss. Is it reversible? Yes—but only with an appropriate […]

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Tags: Ankylosing Spondylitis, back strain, Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH), Enteropathic Arthritis, Herniated Discs, News Tips and Features, osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Reactive Arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Scoliosis


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