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What should you ask your rheumatologist about nr-axSpA?

Posted on April 01, 2020

Things to ask your rheumatologist about nr-axSpA include: what to expect from the disease and what are your treatment options. Ask about resources such as local support groups in your area if you are interested in this and good online resources.

Some things that your rheumatologist may ask you include: your family history, your response to NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen), the time of the onset of your symptoms, and other symptoms that you may be having.

Dr. Hillary Norton is Medical Director of Santa Fe Rheumatology, a private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Dr. Norton completed her internal medicine and rheumatology training at the University of New Mexico, and in addition to seeing patients, she is the Principal Investigator for numerous clinical trials. Dr. Norton’s passion is raising awareness for spondylitis as evidenced by her extensive media work related to this topic, and her partnership with the Spondylitis Association of America. She is an active contributor to the education and advocacy organization Creaky Joints. She is also an active member of the Spondylitis Research and Treatment Network. Dr. Norton has lectured worldwide on the topics of rheumatoid arthritis, AxSpa, and psoriatic arthritis.

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