9 Energy Boosters for AS Fatigue

 Fatigue: A Common AS Complaint Excessive fatigue is a common symptom of ankylosing spondylitis (AS), according to the Spondylitis Association of America (SAA). “Some describe fatigue that is worse than pain,” says Susan Goodman, MD, a rheumatologist at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Different factors contribute to this fatigue, including not…

Treatments for Ankylosing Spondylitis

There are many treatments that can help you feel and function better with ankylosing spondylitis. These treatments include medications to help ease pain and inflammation and surgeries to help you move better. Your goal is to manage your AS so you can live an active life. Medications to Fight Pain: NSAIDS Your first step to…

TNFα-inhibitors for ankylosing spondylitis and non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis

Abstract Spondyloarthropathy refers to a group of articular inflammatory diseases that share common genetic, clinical and radiological features in addition to their association with human leucocyte antigen (HLA)-B27 antigen. The aim of therapeutic management of patients with spondyloarthritis is to improve quality of life, control the symptoms of articular inflammation, prevent the structural damage of…

How Health Issues Made Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds a ‘Believer’ Again: ‘I’m Appreciative of the Pain in My Life’

Ask Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds where he was mentally, physically and emotionally the last few years and he’ll tell you the root of his frustrations: Ankylosing spondylitis, an inflammatory arthritic disease. In fact, listen to the band’s “fairly dark” sophomore album, Smoke + Mirrors, and you’ll hear Reynolds’ pain in the lyrics. The singer opened up to PEOPLE exclusively…

Review of Ankylosing Spondylitis (Bekhterev’s Disease)-API Insights and Pipeline Analysis Market 2017 – Orbis Research

Orbis Research Present’s Ankylosing Spondylitis (Bekhterev’s Disease)-API Insights, 2017 And has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The active pharmaceutical ingredients worldwide market is in continuous development from the recent years. There is expected to be a major impact on the global API industry, with the large number…

10 Facts About Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is pronounced ank-kih-low-sing spon-dill-eye-tiss. It is often referred to simply as AS. Ankylosis means “fusion” and spondylitis means “inflammation of the spine.” Here are the basic facts about this form of chronic autoimmune arthritis. What is AS? In autoimmune diseases, the immune system malfunctions and attacks healthy tissue. AS primarily affects the spine,…

Laugh your way to a healthier life

Early on a glorious morning in Miami, the soft sun shone on the beach. Loose branches of palm trees swayed in the wind and waves rhythmically crashed against the sand. I was standing barefoot in a circle of people, excited and fascinated to try something absolutely new. We shook hands while looking in each others’…

Why Diagnosing Ankylosing Spondylitis Is Often Difficult or Delayed

Ankylosing spondylitis is commonly referred to as arthritis of the spine. Typically, the painful form of arthritis strikes people, mostly men, in their 20s. Most ankylosing spondylitis patients see multiple doctors in search of a correct diagnosis. Over one million people suffer from ankylosing spondylitis, yet it can often go undiagnosed or be misdiagnosed until…

Ankylosing Spondylitis: Managing Muscle Pain with Massage Therapy

For those with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), massages may provide relief from muscle pain and stiffness. If you’re like most people with AS, you’re probably used to having pain in your lower back and other nearby areas. Even though certain over-the-counter and prescription medications can ease your pain and inflammation, they may not be enough. Sometimes…

Non-surgical Treatments for Ankylosing Spondylitis

The goals of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) treatment are to relieve symptoms and prevent spinal deformity. When you and your doctor discuss treatment, you may be surprised to discover that surgery is rarely recommended for AS. Many patients find that nonsurgical methods, such as exercise and medications, are successful at managing their disease and keeping complications…