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Psoriatic Arthritis – Symptoms, Treatment & Clinical Trials

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a type of inflammatory arthritis in which the immune system starts to target the body’s own joints. It is most commonly associated with psoriasis, which is a chronic autoimmune skin condition that causes increased growth and build-up of skin cells. It is estimated that around 10% of people with psoriasis [...]

August 20th, 2020|

Degenerative Disc Disease – Symptoms, Treatment & Clinical Trials

Spinal discs naturally degenerate with age due to wear-and-tear, but this doesn’t always lead to pain or other symptoms. Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is a condition (not actually a disease) in which degenerated discs cause pain and/or other symptoms that cannot be explained by any other condition. DDD is a leading cause of back [...]

June 11th, 2019|

Migraine – Symptoms, Treatment & Clinical Trials

Migraine is a neurological disorder that is typically defined as recurring attacks of moderate to severe headaches and accompanying symptoms (particularly neurological and sensory symptoms). Migraine may be a primary condition, or it may be caused by another health condition (secondary). Migraine headaches are usually one-sided (unilateral) but can affect both sides. Migraine affects [...]

February 14th, 2019|

Neuropathic Pain – Symptoms, Treatment & Clinical Trials

Chronic pain falls into a number of categories. Two major categories are Nociceptive and Neuropathic pain. Further classification depends on where the pain is located and what is causing it (i.e. cancer-related, musculoskeletal, somatic or visceral, etc). Many chronic painful conditions will involve mixed nociceptive/neuropathic/other pain types. In this article, we briefly explain the [...]

October 17th, 2018|

Ankylosing Spondylitis – Symptoms, Treatment & Clinical Trials

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is a painful condition caused by inflammatory arthritis of the joints and ligaments of the spine (a form of spondyloarthritis – read more here). AS primarily affects the axial skeleton, which includes the entire spine, pelvis, rib cage and skull. The word “ankylosis” means abnormal stiffness and immobility of a joint [...]

August 8th, 2018|

Postherpetic Neuralgia – Symptoms, Treatment & Clinical Trials

Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a nerve pain condition (neuralgia) that may develop after an episode of herpes zoster (post-herpetic). Herpes zoster, commonly known as shingles, is caused by reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox (varicella) upon initial infection. Herpes zoster most commonly affects older adults. Approximately 1 in [...]

July 5th, 2018|

Medical Devices – Neuromodulation / Neurostimulation for Chronic Pain

Neuromodulation represents an advanced pain management therapy for patients with chronic, refractory pain. The term “neuromodulation” refers to the therapeutic administration of electrical stimulation (or chemical agents) directly to the nervous system (spinal cord, brain or peripheral nerves) in order to modulate nerve cell activity. The aim is to interrupt pain signalling at the [...]

January 17th, 2018|

Spondyloarthritis – Symptoms, Treatment & Clinical Trials

Spondyloarthritis (also known as spondyloarthropathy) is a diagnostic term that encompasses a range of inflammatory conditions involving the joints. The term literally means arthritis of the spine, and indeed back pain is the most common symptom, however the peripheral joints (i.e. arms, hands, legs and feet) can also be affected. Recent classification criteria separate [...]

November 14th, 2017|

Rheumatoid Arthritis – Symptoms, Treatment & Clinical Trials

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease that primarily affects the joints, though its effects can extend to other organs and bodily systems. The most commonly affected joints are those in the hands and feet. Other areas that may be affected include the knees, hips, skin, heart, lungs, eyes and vascular system. [...]

October 19th, 2017|

Osteoarthritis – Symptoms, Treatment & Clinical Trials

One of the most common causes of joint pain is Osteoarthritis (OA). It is one of the leading causes of chronic pain and disability worldwide. The most commonly affected joints are the knees, hips, ankles and hands (wrists, fingers). OA is most common in people over the age of 65. Diagnosis & Symptoms Diagnosis [...]

September 14th, 2017|

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