Maybe It’s NOT Mechanical Back PainGetting on the Fast Track to Identify AxSpA
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Spondylitis Association of America (SAA)
Spondylitis Resources and Information for Medical Professionals
The SAA shares your goal of helping patients achieve optimum health. They offer support for and appreciation of your work and special interest in spondyloarthritis — a too often forgotten and widely underdiagnosed inflammatory rheumatic disease.
Demystifying Axial Spondyloarthritis in Primary Care: Recognition, Diagnosis, and What Comes Next
EMS Pitfalls: Ankylosing Spondylitis
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)
Expand your knowledge, connect with colleagues and earn CME credits and MOC points with the ACR’s broad range of educational activities, including live meetings and online courses.
Primary Spine Practitioner (PSP) Certification Program
University of Pittsburgh
Advanced Clinician Practitioner in Arthritis Care (ACPAC)
Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Clinical Practice Guidelines
2019 Update of the American College of Rheumatology/Spondylitis Association of America/Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network Recommendations for the Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis and Nonradiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis.
Ward MM, et al. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2019;71(10):1599-1613.
2016 update of the ASAS-EULAR management recommendations for axial spondyloarthritis.
van der Heijde D, et al. Ann Rheum Dis. 2017;76(6):978-991.
SAA Clinical Pocket Guide for Axial Spondyloarthritis (axSpA)
Serving the Spondyloarthritis Community
SAA is a nationwide nonprofit organization that educates, empowers, and advocates for people living with spondylitis and its related diseases. Through its partnership with patients and the medical community, SAA provides extensive resources and champions research to find a cure.
Global Healthy Living Foundation
CreakyJoints provides a digital worldwide community for patients with arthritis and their caregivers. Free-of-charge programming and services include education, support, advocacy, and patient-centered research.
The Nightingale study is designed to empower people with AxSpA to take control of their symptoms and improve their quality of life. Real-time data gathered via the uMotif app tracks exercise, sleep, and other factors, allowing a level of disease self-management.
Axial spondyloarthritis in the USA: diagnostic challenges and missed opportunities.
Danve A, Deodhar A. Clin Rheumatol. 2019;38(3):625-634.
Axial spondyloarthritis in the chiropractic care setting: a systematic literature review.
Deodhar A, et al. J Clin Rheumatol. 2021. doi:10.1097/RHU.0000000000001776.
Choose wisely: imaging for diagnosis of axial spondyloarthritis.
Diekhoff T, et al. Ann Rheum Dis. 2021;0:1-6.
Primary care physician perspectives on barriers to diagnosing axial spondyloarthritis: a qualitative study.
Lapane KL, et al. PLoS One. 2021;16(5):e0252018.
Recognizing axial spondyloarthritis: a guide for primary care.
Magrey MN, et al. Mayo Clin Proc. 2020;95(11):2499-2508.
The American College of Rheumatology fibromyalgia criteria are useful in the evaluation of fibromyalgia symptoms in patients with ankylosing spondylitis: a cross-sectional study.
Magrey MN, et al. J Clin Rheumatol. 2021;27(8):e399-e403.
Physical therapy in axial spondyloarthritis: guidelines, evidence and clinical practice.
Martey C, Sengupta R. Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2020;32(4):365-370.
The journey to diagnosis in AS/axial SpA: the impact of delay.
Martindale J, Goodacre L. Musculoskelet Care. 2014;12(4):221-231.
Comparison of men and women with axial spondyloarthritis in the US-based Corrona Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondyloarthritis Registry.
Mease PJ, et al. J Rheumatol. 2021;48(10):1528-1536.
Treatment of axial spondyloarthritis: What does the future hold?
Poddubnyy D, Sieper J. Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2020;22(9):47.
The prevalence and impact of comorbidities on patients with axial spondyloarthritis: results from a nationwide population-based study.
Redeker I, et al. Arthritis Res Ther. 2020;22(1):210.
Axial spondyloarthritis: new advances in diagnosis and management.
Ritchlin C, Adamopoulos IE. BMJ. 2021;372:m4447.
Non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA): advances in classification, imaging, and therapy.
Robinson PC, et al. Rheumatol Ther. 2019;6(2):165-177.
High-intensity exercise improves fatigue, sleep, and mood in patients with axial spondyloarthritis: secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial.
Sveaas SH, et al. Phys Ther. 2020;100(8):1323-1332.
Mechanical low back pain.
Will JS, et al. Am Fam Physician. 2018;98(7):421-428.
Looking for something to share with your patient with newly diagnosed – or suspected – AxSpA?
Be sure to request your copies of the hand-held patient/provider education and discussion tool: Is This Inflammatory Back Pain? Get on the Fast Track to Identifying Axial Spondyloarthritis (AxSpA)
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