Treatment Options for Ankylosing Spondylitis

AS is incurable, but treatment advances can control pain and stiffness. The American College of Rheumatology’s treatment goal is to ease symptoms and preserve normal posture, flexibility, and the ability to work and enjoy life.
Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

Arthritis: A Wide Array of Diseases

Arthritis, per the Arthritis Foundation, is an informal term for joint disease. Arthritis refers to degenerative musculoskeletal changes in joints. There are at least 100 types of arthritis and related conditions.
Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

Exercise as a Prescription for Chronic Pain

Only 21 percent of Americans meet the recommended levels of physical activity for health according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Lack of exercise can contribute to joint pain in both adults and children. Joint pain can then ...
Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Tell Researchers How You Talk About Pain With Your Partner

One of the hardest things about living with chronic pain is talking to others about your pain. And this can be especially challenging in your relationship with your partner or spouse. A study currently seeking participants aims to identify the goals ...
Lene Andersen

Looking for a Pain Doctor? How-to Guide for Finding the Best Fit

Credit: Thinkstock We all have our own feelings about how our pain should be treated, as do the providers who treat us. Our ideas are based on our previous experiences, our family culture, etc. There are over 100 million scenarios, because there are ...
Celeste Cooper, RN

Can Biotin Cause Weight Gain?

Credit: Thinkstock Some have wondered if biotin causes weight gain. While there is very little research to date on this specific question, biotin has not been associated with any side effects, even in high doses, according to an overview of biotin pu...
Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

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