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Your Life Is Your Choice

Your Life Is Your Choice

If you’ve read my posts on MySpondylitisTeam you know that I’ve transitioned to consulting work in environmental health from a traditional full-time job as a gerontologist. I needed the flexibility that consulting offers to manage my time off,...
Posted 05/12/2019
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What Dan Reynolds' Spondylitis Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

What Dan Reynolds' Spondylitis Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

When Grammy winner and Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds revealed he had spondylitis, a wave of empathy and validation washed over the spondylitis community. “Wow. Even him, too?”Three things happen for us when a celebrity opens up about a...
Posted 04/23/2019
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Trouble Getting a Spondylitis Diagnosis?

Trouble Getting a Spondylitis Diagnosis?

Many symptoms of spondylitis mimic other back pain or pain conditions. It can take years of tests and doctor visits to get a correct diagnosis, meanwhile pain and inflammation must be dealt with daily. On MySpondylitisTeam, the social network and...
Posted 03/08/2019
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Little Evidence Pain Creams Work

Little Evidence Pain Creams Work

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Despite their wide use, commercial pain creams and gels don't do much for chronic pain, a new report claims.In fact, the government-funded study, ordered by U.S....
Posted 02/25/2019
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Chiropractic Has Role to Play in Easing Lower Back Pain: Study

Chiropractic Has Role to Play in Easing Lower Back Pain: Study

By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, May 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Chiropractic care can help ease low back pain when added to a comprehensive treatment plan, a new clinical trial has found.Active-duty military personnel reported...
Posted 12/20/2018
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Difficulty Speaking and Spondylitis

Difficulty Speaking and Spondylitis

It's not well-known that brain fog is associated with spondylitis. Trouble finding words or forgetting what you were saying are examples of brain fog. Sometimes it's a medication side effect or part of fatigue. On MySpondylitisTeam, the social...
Posted 12/14/2018
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New Nerve Stimulation Technique Might Relieve Back Pain

New Nerve Stimulation Technique Might Relieve Back Pain

By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Stimulating a specific set of nerves that are nestled along the spine may deliver relief to those who suffer from chronic back pain and cut the need for opioid...
Posted 12/07/2018
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What are you thankful for?

What are you thankful for?

As the year comes to a close, many of us at MySpondylitisTeam are reflecting on the year and what we're thankful for. Living with spondylitis isn't easy, but taking a moment to share gratitude with the community can help boost spirits. To share...
Posted 11/20/2018
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Acupuncture: A New Look at an Ancient Remedy

Acupuncture: A New Look at an Ancient Remedy

By Len Canter, HealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Widely practiced in Asia for thousands of years, acupuncture is one of the key components of traditional Chinese medicine. Yet it's still viewed with some skepticism in...
Posted 11/09/2018
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Millions Get Wrong Treatment for Back Pain: Study

Millions Get Wrong Treatment for Back Pain: Study

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Low back pain affects 540 million people worldwide and is the leading cause of disability, but it's often treated improperly, researchers report.Their review of...
Posted 10/26/2018
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