Category Archives: Spine Surgery treatment

Axial spondyloarthritis: Patients see sustained benefit with certolizumab pegol

Researchers are reporting that early rapid improvements in the signs and symptoms of axial spondyloarthritis in patients treated with certolizumab pegol are maintained at 4 years. Dr. Desiree van der Heijde, with Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands, and … Continue reading

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Pharmacological Management of Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic low back pain and neck pain affect about 7-8% of the world’s adult population. It is a leading cause of occupational disability and results in a significant economic burden. Neuropathic pain does not respond to conventional analgesics and anti-inflammatory … Continue reading

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Spinal Meningitis Threatens Lives of 450 Million Africans

About 450 million Africans have an increased of risk of contracting spinal meningitis, a disease which can kill in 24 hours, this year, warns medical experts from eight of the continent’s countries. Meningococcal meningitis is a global burden that affects … Continue reading

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Role of Workplace Adjustments in Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)

Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) affect the hands, wrists, elbows, neck, shoulders, legs, hips, ankles and upper and lower back. Most MSDs are work-related and result from repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) The work patterns that result in MSDs include: Fixed body positions … Continue reading

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