In those over 65, spinal cord dysfunction is common, and over 100,000 corrective surgeries are performed yearly. The leading cause of this dysfunction is cervical spondylotic myelopathy: neck vertebrae compress, causing pain, numbness/tingling, bladder issues, and a loss of balance/coordination...
Polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis affects 1 in 1,000 people under the age of 20 in the United States. A study abstract poster featured at the American College of Rheumatology’s annual conference reports findings from investigators at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). Researcher...
The Journal of Rheumatology reports a concerning increase in hospitalizations for opioid use disorder (OUD) in patients with musculoskeletal conditions. Comparing data from 1998-2000 vs 2015-2016, OUD hospitalization rates for gout, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and low back...
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive disease and the earlier it’s diagnosed the better. In an effort to better manage OA, top experts are targeting improved diagnostic abilities, the monitoring of disease progression, and examining all options for treatment. Rheumatologists are looking at the...
Spirochetal infection symptoms include
- Muscle pain
- Abdominal pain
Common types of infections
- The two most common: Lyme disease and syphilis
- Both are great masqueraders in terms of symptoms
- They can cause and they can mimic other conditions and throw people off
Newswise — The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) released the 2020 Guideline for the Management of Gout. The updated guideline reflects new clinical evidence that became available since the ACR last released a treatment guideline for the condition in 2012, Among the 42 recommendations offered...
Newswise — Although there is little evidence that opioids effectively reduce pain from rheumatic diseases, a new study finds nearly one in three patients with lupus uses prescription opioids, often lasting longer than a year.
Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease, often leaves those affected with...
Rheumatology Leaders and Patient Advocates Convene on Capitol Hill to Advocate for Patient Access to Care, Solutions to Workforce Shortage
ACR Members Urged Federal Lawmakers to Support the Safe Step Act, Empower for Health Act, and the REDI Act During Annual Advocates for Arthritis Event
Newswise — Today, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), in partnership with the Spondylitis Association of America (SAA) and the Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network (SPARTAN), released the 2019 Update of the Recommendations for the Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) and...