Items Tagged ‘Spondylolysis/Spondylolisthesis’

Inform, Engage, Empower

February 10th, 2017

Inform, Engage, Empower

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

Make the most of your time with your rheumatologist by understanding the content and flow of a typical appointment. By Diana Price Shannon Wylie was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in 1978; she was four years old. Since the diagnosis the San Antonio, Texas, resident has used a wide range of medications and has undergone […]

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Tags: Axial Spondyloarthropathy (axSpA), News Tips and Features, rheumatoid arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Spine, Spondylolysis/Spondylolisthesis


Precision Trial Suggests Celecoxib Safe for Arthritis

January 30th, 2017

Precision Trial Suggests Celecoxib Safe for Arthritis

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

DAVID BORENSTEIN, MD  EXECUTIVE EDITOR  THESPINECOMMUNITY.COM The results of the PRECISION trial (Prospective Randomized Evaluation of Celecoxib Integrated Safety versus Ibuprofen or Naproxen) were published in the New England Journal of Medicine in the last issue of 2016.1 The clinical trial took 15 years from inception to publication.  The findings of the study appear to […]

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Tags: Axial Spondyloarthropathy (axSpA), News Tips and Features, rheumatoid arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Spine, Spondylolysis/Spondylolisthesis


Heal Your Back-A Complete Guide

January 29th, 2017

Heal Your Back-A Complete Guide

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

Lower Your Risk For Back Pain With Prevention The concept of prevention does not have a great track record, and this dismal situation is true not only for back pain but for most health issues. It’s really quite simple. Healthy people lack motivation to participate in preventive activities. They wait until they have their back […]

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


EULAR 2016 Recommendations on Management of Early Arthritis

January 12th, 2017

EULAR 2016 Recommendations on Management of Early Arthritis

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

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


Know Your Rights

December 26th, 2016

Know Your Rights

By megm megm

There are things you can do if your health plan won’t pay for your medical treatment or delays your care. Health insurance companies can take a number of steps to control their costs. This can mean your health plan won’t cover certain treatments prescribed by your health care provider or the plan requires you to […]

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


How To Enjoy The Holidays Despite Chronic Pain

December 20th, 2016

How To Enjoy The Holidays Despite Chronic Pain

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

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

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

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

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

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


Annual Order: Talk to Your Doc

November 9th, 2016

Annual Order: Talk to Your Doc

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

The focus of your gynecologic exam will evolve as you age. Talking openly with your OB/GYN during your annual visit will ensure that you get what you need at your stage of life. By Diana Price Do you see your gynecologist each year for an annual exam? For many women various guidelines released by medical […]

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Write Away the Pain

October 27th, 2016

Write Away the Pain

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

Finding an expressive path can help you come to terms with chronic illness and forge an identity in the face of pain. By Ashley Boynes-Shuck I could easily write an article about what it means to be diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at age 10, or one about having brain surgery six months before my wedding […]

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


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