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  • Backers, we are here with Tracey Chapman of the Healthy Living Revolution except today, we're getting personal. In an upcoming four-part-series, together Chapman and BackerNation will unfold the history of this lifestyle brand and the beneficial services they provide to anyone looking to change their life.

  • While there is no cure for psoriatic arthritis, treatment aims at relieving pain and swelling while keeping joints working to prevent further damage. Let's discuss what those treatments are.

  • According to Spondylitis Association of America, ankylosing spondylitis, or AS, is a form of arthritis that primarily affects the spine, although other joints can become involved. It forms during teen or adult years. But what causes it? Let's find out.

  • When you have ankylosing spondylitis, be proactive in your self-managed care. Besides seeing your doctor regularly and taking your medications as prescribed, try these methods to help you live well and enjoy a solid quality of life —despite your arthritic condition.

  • Once you’ve recognized and identified some of the symptoms that you may be having are consistent with psoriatic arthritis, your next step will be to see your physician. Before your appointment, the National Psoriasis Foundation recommends the following actions to help you and your doctor to have the most candid conversation about your symptoms and options...

  • Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of inflammatory arthritis that primarily affects the spine, hips and sacroiliac joints. Smokers who have ankylosing spondylitis (AS) have more spinal damage than non-smokers with the same level of disease activity.

  • Many forms of arthritis and related conditions that affect the joints, muscles and/or bones can cause problems like pain, stiffness and swelling in the back. While any part of the back can be affected, the lower back is the most common site of arthritis back pain, most likely because it bears more of the body's weight.

  • Psoriatic arthritis accompanies the skin disease psoriasis—characterized by red patches of skin topped with silvery scales—which is often present before the onset of arthritis. No cure for psoriatic arthritis exists, so the focus is on controlling symptoms and preventing damage to your joints. Without treatment, psoriatic arthritis may be disabling.