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Drugs and Medications for Rheumatoid Arthritis

There are many drugs and medications available to treat your rheumatoid arthritis, but they won't cure it. Over-the-counter drugs, including NSAIDs, and prescription medications, such as DMARDs, will help reduce joint pain and inflammation.

Non-Surgical Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Most patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can be treated without spine surgery. The treatment plan is designed to control the disease, alleviate pain, and maximize quality of life.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Type of Spinal Inflammatory Arthritis

Information about spinal rheumatoid arthritis and treatment is featured.

Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

A characteristic of RA is it can affect any of the body’s joints, and symptoms range from mild to severe, and vary from episodic to chronic.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Center

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can affect the spine; it's most common in the cervical spine. In the SpineUniverse Rheumatoid Arthritis Center, you'll learn the symptoms and signs so that you can recognize RA.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Surgery

Spine surgery may become necessary in patients with rheumatoid arthritis if RA causes extreme pain, severe weakness and spinal instability. A leading spine surgeon explains.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Glossary

Being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can mean learning a whole new vocabulary: subluxations, osteophyte, vertebral end plate, and more. Use this list as a handy reference for medical terms related to RA.

What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most debilitating type of arthritis because it can cause deformity and disability. RA may affect the cervical spine and cause the facet joints in the neck to become inflamed and painful.

Physical Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Physical therapy can help you manage your rheumatoid arthritis symptoms with a variety of passive therapies (such as head and cold therapy) and active therapies (including aerobic exercise).

Exams and Tests for Rheumatoid Arthritis

To diagnose rheumatoid arthritis, the doctor will run through several exams and tests.

Anatomy of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects joints, and it can be present in the spine.

Reduce Stress to Reduce Your Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

Stress will exacerbate rheumatoid arthritis pain, so you need to know how to control it. This article includes ways to help reduce your stress, and in turn, reduce your symptoms.

Exercise and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Exercise is an essential part of relieving your rheumatoid arthritis pain. Exercise promotes joint health and muscle strength, and is even good for your mental health. Here's how to develop a program that's effective at managing your symptoms.

Alternative Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Many people with rheumatoid arthritis find pain relief from alternative, complementary, integrative therapies that may include acupuncture, massage, relaxation therapy, and mind-body exercises like yoga.

Causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis

The exact cause of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is not yet known, although scientists have identified factors that contribute to the disease.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Test Your Knowledge

Think you understand rheumatoid arthritis? Test how much you know about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for this type of inflammatory arthritis. Take our rheumatoid arthritis knowledge quiz and prove what you know.

What's the Difference Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis?

Patients connect rheumatoid arthritis with osteoarthritis because the conditions both have arthritis in their name. Arthritis is a term that encompasses many disorders. RA and osteoarthritis both fall under that term, but they are very different.

Common Rheumatoid Arthritis Questions

Brief answers to the most common RA questions so that you can get info fast.

Arthritis - Osteoarthritis - Rheumatoid Arthritis - Ankylosing Spondylitis - Spinal Stenosis

Most spinal disorders are known to result from soft tissue injury, structural injury, and degenerative, or congenital conditions.

Facts and Tips about Rheumatoid Arthritis

Fast facts about rheumatoid arthritis (RA), including how many people in the US have it. If you want to know the basic facts about RA, start here.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Research and Treatment Updates

Article includes current rheumatoid arthritis advances, research, and treatment information. Contains links to learn more information about what's going on in RA news today.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Affects Potency of Flu Vaccine

A study published in January 2010 reported that the rheumatoid arthritis (RA) drug rituximab (marketed as Rituxan) lowers the effectiveness of flu shots. Despite the findings, the researchers still encourage patients with RA to get vaccinated.

Blood Test May Predict Rheumatoid Arthritis

A study found that spiked levels of proteins in the blood, known as cytokines, may predict rheumatoid arthritis. The researchers used a blood test and found that patients with RA have high levels of proteins that can be measured years in advance.

Is Rheumatoid Arthritis Prevention on the Horizon?

Researchers created a treatment to potentially prevent or reverse rheumatoid arthritis (RA) by imitating a molecule that causes attacking immune cells to self-destruct. The findings may help develop a new class of rheumatoid arthritis medications.

Study Suggests that Obesity Is Linked to Arthritis

The prevalence of arthritis in America may be attributed to a high rate of obesity, according to a study that compared arthritis prevalence in the US and Canada. Learn more about the study and why weight management is so important in this article.

Alcohol Slows Rheumatoid Arthritis Progression

A 2010 study published online in Arthritis & Rheumatism shows that alcohol consumption reduces your risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and slows its progression if you do have the disease, but only if you drink moderately.

Is Vitamin D Deficiency a Risk Factor for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Read this article to learn why women living in the northeastern United States are more susceptible to rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A 2010 study suggests this is because the demographic absorbs less vitamin D, as northern climates have less sunlight.

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Accelerated Aging

People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) age faster than those who don't have the disease. New findings from Mayo Clinic researchers suggest that this is associated with shorter life expectancies in those with RA. Learn more in this article.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a progressive and destructive form of arthritis. This disease causes the interior joint tissue to swell and thicken. Over time this may cause deformity.
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