Ankylosing spondylitis

AS in the news week 14 and 15

Ask the Doc: Is chiropractic safe for those who have had surgery?

In fact, we even see good outcomes for people whose entire spines have been fused with a type of arthritis called ankylosing spondylitis.

Try these natural scripts to relieve pain

Q: I live in chronic pain, no one is sure why. I take hydrocodone and ibuprofen daily but I’m still in pain. Can you recommend any vitamins to help me?

Diagnosing and managing spinal injury in patients with ankylosing spondylitis

Individuals with ankylosing spondylitis are at an increased risk of vertebral fractures. These are often unstable, leading to primary and secondary neurological injury and conferring high levels of morbidity and mortality. Fractures in these patients can occur after minimal trauma and are easily missed, with potentially disastrous consequences.

Nelson man pedals north with a message

Nelson’s Dave Wilson is no stranger to long hours on his bike.

TB Fighter, Promoter Reveals Split Identity

Tumor necrosis factor– normally an infection-fighting substance produced by the body– can actually heighten susceptibility to tuberculosis if its levels are too high.

Studies show increasing costs and potential for significantly higher use of specialty drugs to treat inflammatory autoimmune conditions

In recent years, biologic anti-inflammatory (BAI) specialty medications used to treat autoimmune inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriasis and Crohn’s disease, have seen double-digit percentage price increases.

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