Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and sciatica can both cause intense back pain, but they are two different conditions. Learn the differences between AS, which is a form of arthritis, and sciatica, which is nerve pain from damage or irritation to the sciatic nerve
“It's not a compliment,” CreakyJoints user Rachel M. said of being told she doesn’t look sick. “It's heard as an undermining of the fact that I feel like poop. The reality is that I'm in pain and exhausted every single day.” In our Arthritis Awareness Month campaign that sought to raise awareness of the challenges of living with invisible illnesses, one theme emerged over and over. Telling people with arthritis and other chronic illness that they don’t look sick invalidates and undermines how they feel.
New research shows that biologic medications can slow the progression of sacroiliac joint damage in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) patients, but it can take more than two years to see the benefits.
Ever since I was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis almost a decade ago, I’ve wanted to make the disease a household name. The fact that President Biden is talking about how it has affected his son can only help.
Myths about axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) may be harmful to those who have it. Here, we share the facts about this type of inflammatory arthritis.
Sulfasalazine (Azulfidine), which is used to treat rheumatoid and other inflammatory arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and other conditions, may be in short supply. Here’s what to know about the issue and what to do if you can’t get your sulfasalazine prescription.
In a new analysis of 52 studies, researchers found that people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and gout may have a higher stroke risk than that of the general population.
Most rheumatologists and public health experts urge people with axial spondyloarthritis (which includes ankylosing spondylitis) to get the vaccine as soon as possible.
Higher pain sensitivity in either ankylosing spondylitis or non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis is associated with having worse disease and health outcomes, which shows there’s an unmet need for better pain management for all axial spondyloarthritis patients.
Once you realize you may have this inflammatory arthritis, telling a rheumatologist about all of your symptoms will help you get a diagnosis and access to effective treatments.