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FDA Approves Two Meds for New Use
New options developed this week for patients coping with two very different arthritic conditions. T he US  Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two medications for treatment of both rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.
Working Out for Your Arthritic Spine
If you were diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, your doctor may have recommended that you watch your posture and exercise regularly. But have you followed these instructions in the same way you would your prescribed medication? Well, new findings may convince you to workout more.
Treating AS as Best Fits
Most people can relate to a feeling of stiff joints in the fingers or in the hips - if only after a long day gardening or sitting in the car. However, stiff joints in the spine, as is the case in a condition called ankylosing spondylitis, may seem a bit more complicated.
Getting on the Ball for Spinal Arthritis
Exercise is a key part of managing arthritis of the spine. But exercise comes in many forms. So, for patients with spinal arthritis, what are the benefits of different types of exercise?
Spotting Spondylitis
So you've had back pain for awhile now, and it's not going away. Maybe your pain is especially bad when you wake up in the morning. While there are many causes of back pain, ankylosing spondylitis could be to blame in your case.
No Safety Surprises from Humira
Humira (adalimumab) is a medication used to treat a variety of diseases. As the medication is being prescribed to more and more patients, researchers wanted to see if there were any side effects they didn't know about before.
From Mouth to Back: Gum Disease and AS
Many diseases are driven by inflammation, or the swelling of tissues and organs. Inflammation plays a part in both arthritis and gum disease. As such, there may be a link between arthritis and gum disease.
Sports for Teens with Spondylitis
For many teens, sports are a big part of life. Just because you are a teen with ankylosing spondylitis or another form of spondylitis does not mean you have to sit on the sidelines.
Back Pain: Arthritis Within Arthritis
Inflammation is the reason patients with rheumatoid arthritis develop swollen and painful joints. But inflammation is not unique to rheumatoid arthritis; it is also behind other painful joint conditions.
AS Drug Seems Safe, But Does It Help?
Patients with ankylosing spondylitis have a number of drugs to choose from. When a new drug comes along, it must go through strict testing to see if it is safe and effective.