By Spondylitis Association of America
Numerous studies have shown the benefits of exercise in individuals with ankylosing spondylitis (AS.) A consistent program can help maintain proper posture, increase flexibility, and may eventually help lessen pain.
Chronic rheumatic diseases can be potentially debilitating conditions with a high risk of lifelong complications. However, women of childbearing age experience further challenges as these diseases introduce a unique situation where a lack of consistent information and proper counseling can interfere with the woman’s ability to plan a safe and healthy pregnancy.
A phase 4 clinical trial is now recruiting patients over the age of 18 with active ankylosing spondylitis (AS) to participate in a study evaluating the clinical difference between 300 mg and 150 mg of secukinumab.
As an integral component of its mission and ongoing commitment to fund research for a cure for spondyloarthritis (SpA), the Spondylitis Association of America (SAA) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2018 SAA/Bruckel Early Career Investigator Award in AxSpA and additional grants for funding exploratory research.
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a relatively well-known musculoskeletal disorder characterized by widespread pain, fatigue, and sleep issues. However, few are aware of its comorbidities. The frequent pain and other symptoms normally associated with FM can be further exacerbated when occurring along with ankylosing spondylitis, axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA),psoriatic arthritis (PsA) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A
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