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11 Ankylosing Spondylitis Myths Debunked

Learn the truth behind 11 common misconceptions people have about the inflammatory spine disease ankylosing spondylitis.

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Tips For An Accurate Fibromyalgia Diagnosis

There is no test that can confirm fibromyalgia, but these tips can help rule out other conditions with similar symptoms.

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How to Deal With Early Symptoms of RA

Don't brush off early symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Here's what to do when you realize the pain, stiffness, and tenderness isn’t going away.

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Need an X-Ray For Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Here's what to expect from your X-ray for rheumatoid arthritis, and how it can help diagnose or assess your condition.

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Blood Test May Help Your Back Pain Diagnosis

Researchers have found evidence that levels of key substances in the blood may serve as useful markers for diagnosing low back pain.

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Why You Should Wait On That Back Pain Test

Getting X-rays or other tests done right after an initial episode of low back pain could lead to costly, harmful, and unnecessary treatments.

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When to See a Doctor for Neck Pain

Most neck pain is short lived. Find out how to tell if your neck pain is more serious, and the symptoms that signal you should see a doctor.