Both IBD and SpA can be difficult to diagnose because the symptoms can mimic other conditions, but correct diagnosis is key to good care.
Ankylosing spondylitis, a type of axial spondyloarthritis, can be tricky to diagnose. These other diseases can present similarly to AS and cause a misdiagnosis.
‘We now have a good treatment option and there are more to come. The future of nr-axSpA treatment looks bright.’
Having AS with psoriasis may have some things in common with psoriatic arthritis, but research shows these are two distinct conditions.
This is an important finding for people to know, considering that NSAIDs are a first-line treatment for AS.
‘Do up to 80 percent of what you think you are capable of and then stop.’
Axial spondyloarthritis is an umbrella term for different types of inflammatory arthritis that affect the spine and other joints.
When you think ‘ankylosing spondylitis,’ you tend to think: lower back pain. But you can have pain in peripheral joints like the knees.
More medication options and updated research about medication effectiveness has led to an update in AS treatment guidelines from the American College of Rheumatology.
Taltz inhibits an immune system protein called IL-17 that can lead to inflammation.