The origin of the pain is often unknown, and imaging studies may fail to determine its cause. Disk disease, spinal arthritis, and muscle spasms are the most common diagnoses. Other problems can also cause back pain, however.
Strain and injury to the muscles and ligaments supporting the back are the major causes of low back pain. The pain is typically more spread out in the muscles next to the spine, and may be associated with spasms in...Read more
The definition of colitis is inflammation of the colon. There are many different ways that inflammation can present and manifest itself.... Read more »
Ten years ago when I was finally diagnosed with UC I was given Asacol, a 5-ASA drug, to get the inflammation in my colon under control.... Read more »
See Part I of this series for more Q&A from Dr. Eisner The arthritis in my knee has been acting up lately. A rheumatologist... Read more »