While the first lines of treatment for AS are physical therapy and exercise, sometimes you need something that packs a little more punch (a painless punch, we hope). Know your options and discuss them with your doctor.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live with RA in another country? Do they have better treatments? And what about health insurance? We talk to an artist who lives in Germany about whether life with RA is better — or worse — across the world.
Contrary to popular belief and concerns, massage isn’t likely going to make your RA pain worse — it’s actually known to decrease pain, as well as improve grip strength, range of motion, and general joint function. Plus, there’s that whole stress-relief and relaxation benefit.
Gut bacteria impacts a number of health conditions. A new study leads to new possibilities for the future treatment of psoriasis.
Veterans in need of relief for chronic pain increasingly are finding acupuncture available as a treatment option throughout the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).