14 Nov Treating Chronic Back Pain: What are You Missing?
Ever heard of axial spondyloarthritis? It is an inflammatory arthritis of the spine and joints that often goes undiagnosed for many years. Frequently, it presents as persistent back pain, that may be eased with exercise and anti-inflammatory medication.
you may want to consider further evaluation. Be on the lookout for disturbance in sleep and stiffness after getting up in the morning. For more details, read this Systematic Review.
Being aware of this condition will help your patients get diagnosed and properly treated. If you suspect this condition, have the patient see a rheumatologist for evaluation and treatment.
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