Pain In Focus

Pain In Focus

By Spondylitis Association of America

September is Pain Awareness Month. Pain, or more aptly stated, chronic pain, is unfortunately a hot topic that we at SAA hear a lot about from our community. SAA and other organizations promote this month as an opportunity to raise awareness, better understand, and explore options to manage and treat pain.

Prevalence Of Chronic Opioid Use Among Those With Ankylosing Spondylitis

Prevalence Of Chronic Opioid Use Among Those With Ankylosing Spondylitis

By Spondylitis Association of America

A retroactive cohort study was conducted to determine the prevalence of chronic opioid use among those with ankylosing spondylitis, and study the relationships between opioid use and AS comorbidities and complications.  
Stress, Anxiety, and Fatigue in Inflammatory Arthritis

Stress, Anxiety, and Fatigue in Inflammatory Arthritis

By Spondylitis Association of America

Spondylitis Association of America (SAA) and Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) are proud to announce a new collaboration.

Join us on September 26th online, or in-person, for this free interactive event!

SAA’s Helpful Hints: Community Wisdom – Diet’s Impact on Inflammation and Symptoms of Spondylitis.

SAA’s Helpful Hints: Community Wisdom – Diet’s Impact on Inflammation and Symptoms of Spondylitis.

By Spondylitis Association of America

Helpful Hints is a recurring feature, aimed at sharing our community’s knowledge and experiences. Good nutrition can improve health and well-being, and some diets may help decrease inflammation in those with arthritis. Are there any specific food items, or diets that you have found helpful? In contrast, are there foods that you find increase inflammation or make you feel worse?
Taltz® (ixekizumab) Now FDA Approved for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Taltz® (ixekizumab) Now FDA Approved for Ankylosing Spondylitis

By Spondylitis Association of America

The FDA announced on August 26th that ixekizumab (Taltz) is now approved to treat adults with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), also referred to as radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (r-axSpA.)
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