Ankylosing spondylitis

AS in the news week 10

  Managing Pain

Interesting article about pain and pain management. A  “pain management treatment model includes a comprehensive assessment to determine if the patient seeking pain relief is at risk of becoming one of the 3.3 percent of chronic pain patients who become addicted to the medication.

Risk factors include a family or personal history of drug abuse; a diagnosis of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; and being a victim of violence or sexual abuse”.

I don’t have any of these risk factor, but according to the article I should be able to take less pain medication by learning “self-pain management so that we are not turning to the narcotics as the only option.” I think this is great, however, I don’t sit and think about taking my pain medication 24 hours a day. I take it when my pain level reaches and 8 or 9. What do you think about this article?

MP raises money for condition he suffers from

Huw Irranca-Davies, Ogmore MP, is preparing to walk 50 miles when he turns 50 next month in an effort to raise awareness of a condition called Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). Way to go Huw!

VIDEO: Do new drug therapies mean an end to the pain of arthritis?

Back pain advice on offer as hospital roadshow visits Ilford

The show is supported by the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS) and aims to help young people recognize the early signs of inflammatory back pain which can cause irreversible damage if left untreated.

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TNF inhibitor therapy for rheumatoid arthritis may not impact herpes zoster outbreaks

100 Hospitals With Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs

Becker’s Hospital Review has named the following hospitals to its list, “100 Hospitals With Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs.” These hospitals offer outstanding spine and neurosurgical care, and the Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team selected them based on nominations, clinical accolades, quality care and other spine and neurosurgical proficiency.

Managing ankylosing spondylitis

The National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS) has recently produced a set of standards for best practice for managing patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS).

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