Items Tagged ‘News Tips and Features’

Have a Question about Ankylosing Spondylitis? Ask the Expert!

September 18th, 2017

Have a Question about Ankylosing Spondylitis? Ask the Expert!

By megm megm

The SpineCommunity Presents: Ask the Expert with Dr. David Borenstein Ask the Expert: Focus on Ankylosing Spondylitis   TheSpineCommunity announces the opportunity to engage with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) expert, David G. Borenstein, MD. On October 11, 2017, Dr. Borenstein will answer your pre-submitted questions about AS on TheSpineCommunity. TheSpineCommunity is an online support community for […]

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Tags: Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), ask the expert, back pain, News Tips and Features


NSAIDs Decrease Risk of Colorectal Cancer

September 12th, 2017

NSAIDs Decrease Risk of Colorectal Cancer

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) are medicines that are used for the treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal illnesses including spinal disorders, osteoarthritis and inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. NSAIDs effectively relieve pain, inflammation, and fever.  A number of treatment guidelines for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and chronic low back pain recommend the use of NSAIDs […]

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Tags: Chronic Low Back Pain, colorectal cancer, News Tips and Features, NSAIDs, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis


The Lack of Benefit from Radiofrequency Denervation for Chronic Low Back Pain

September 11th, 2017

The Lack of Benefit from Radiofrequency Denervation for Chronic Low Back Pain

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis that occurs as the musculoskeletal system ages.  As the joint cartilage thins, the increasing pressures on the joints results in bone spur formation (osteophytes) and increasing irritation to the nerves that supply sensation to the joint structures.  The apophyseal or facet joints guide movement in the lumbar […]

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Tags: Chronic Low Back Pain, News Tips and Features, osteoarthritis, Radiofrequency Denervation, rheumatoid arthritis


Acute Coronary Syndrome Increased in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis

August 1st, 2017

Acute Coronary Syndrome Increased in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

Both men and women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a higher risk of heart attack than the general population, possibly due to the inflammation associated with RA.  In fact Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in RA. In addition, when compared with people without RA, people with […]

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Tags: acute coronary syndrome, adalimumab, certolizumab, Cimzia, enbrel, etanercept, golimumab, Heart Attack, heart disease, humira, infliximab, News Tips and Features


All Together Now

July 26th, 2017

All Together Now

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

Group exercise provides an added dose of motivation and fun. By Laurie Wertich If you’re like most people, the thought of going to the gym and slogging it out solo on a treadmill probably sounds like a tedious chore. In fact, in the grand scheme of chores, many of us might be inclined to choose […]

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Statin Drugs Used to Lower Cholesterol Appear to Reduce Mortality in Ankylosing spondylitis

July 20th, 2017

Statin Drugs Used to Lower Cholesterol Appear to Reduce Mortality in Ankylosing spondylitis

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

There is an increased mortality of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients compared to the general population. Factors that contributed to this increased mortality are a lower level of education, and the development of diabetes, infections, and pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases. Overall, doctors estimate there is a 53% increased risk of mortality for men, and a 83% […]

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Tags: Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), Cholesterol, News Tips and Features, Statin Drugs


Duloxetine is effective as Pain Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain

June 26th, 2017

Duloxetine is effective as Pain Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

Drugs that are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) go through clinical trials being evaluated in individuals who are the most ideal test subjects.  As soon as a new medicine is approved by the FDA that same drug can be used in individuals who have more comorbidities like diabetes, hypertension, and depression. It […]

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Tags: back pain, Cymbalta, Duloxetine, Irenka, News Tips and Features


Do NSAIDs Increase the Risk of Heart Attacks?

June 19th, 2017

Do NSAIDs Increase the Risk of Heart Attacks?

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the most commonly prescribed class of medicines used around the world, and are widely used by individuals with arthritis, and back pain.  Starting with the development of aspirin from the active agent found in willow bark (salicylic acid) NSAIDs have offered humans the ability to decrease pain, fever, and inflammation.  […]

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Tags: anklyosing spondylitis, arthritis, back pain, Heart Attack, News Tips and Features, NSAIDs


Informed Spinal Stenosis and Herniated Disc Patients are More Satisfied and Have Less Pain and Disability

June 16th, 2017

Informed Spinal Stenosis and Herniated Disc Patients are More Satisfied and Have Less Pain and Disability

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

The International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS) is a group of 250 members from around the world who are experts in the study and treatment of lumbar spine disorders.  In 2017, their annual meeting was held in Athens, Greece where over 300 presentations. Steven Atlas, MD and colleagues from the Massachusetts […]

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Tags: back pain, Herniated Discs, News Tips and Features, Spinal Stenosis


Weight Lifting without Back Injury; Technique with a dash of common sense

June 5th, 2017

Weight Lifting without Back Injury; Technique with a dash of common sense

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

Dr. Kaliq Chang of Atlantic Spine Center Offers Advice, Tips on How to Avoid Back Injury When Strength Training or Simply Just Lifting Technique, technique, technique – with a dash of common sense. Those are the ingredients for avoiding back injury when either lifting weights for strength training and exercise or simply lifting heavy objects, […]

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Tags: Back exercise, back strain, health and wellness, News Tips and Features, weight lifting


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