• About 35% of patients with non-radiographic axial SpA told disease is ‘in their head'

    13 days ago - By Healio

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Many patients with non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis experience symptoms for nearly a decade before receiving a diagnosis, according to a presenter at the 2022 Rheumatology Nurses Society Conference.
    “The biggest challenge that we as rheumatologists have is that there are a lot of patients who have back pain,” Kurt R. Oelke, MD, of the Rheumatic Disease Center, in Wisconsin, told attendees, noting that this is one of the primary features of non-radiographic axial SpA. “The challenge is in weeding out the patients who do not have the regular type
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