Opioid Medication Use in Those with Ankylosing Spondylitis

Opioid Medication Use in Those with Ankylosing Spondylitis

By Spondylitis Association of America

Opioids can be a significant source of pain relief for those experiencing moderate to severe ankylosing spondylitis (AS) symptoms who achieve little pain relief from antirheumatic treatments...

The Color of Pain

The Color of Pain

By Spondylitis Association of America

What if one morning, your back and every joint in your body ached so badly that you couldn’t walk or stand? What if you had to live with this chronic inflammatory pain every day for years? It’s difficult to imagine, but it is a painful reality for many.

Ethnicity and disease severity in ankylosing spondylitis

Ethnicity and disease severity in ankylosing spondylitis

A cross-sectional analysis of three ethnic groups

By Spondylitis Association of America

A person’s genetic makeup, including HLA-B27, is thought to make up roughly 90% of the disease risk in ankylosing spondylitis (AS.)1 It’s not surprising then that ethnicity plays a large role in the frequency of AS throughout the world. New research now suggests that ethnicity may also play a role in disease activity and severity.

Clinical Trial Opportunity for Adults with Non-radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA)

Clinical Trial Opportunity for Adults with Non-radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA)

By Spondylitis Association of America

A phase 3 clinical trial is now recruiting non-radiographic axial Spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) patients over the age of 18 to participate in a study of an investigational biologic medication, secukinumab, given by injection.

Guide to Healthy Habits for a Work-Life Balance

Guest Blog Post

By The George Washington University

In an increasingly connected and busy world, workers in many fields complain about working themselves “to death” in an attempt to “have it all.” While the phrase is often meant as hyperbole, studies continue to find that heavy workloads, family stressors, decreased free time and unhealthy personal habits really are dangerous for our health. 

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