Read how blood tests are used to diagnose and monitor axSpA
Imaging tests are used to look for signs of axSpA, such as joint damage and to monitor the disease’s progression.
Roadmap for axSpA
Find out more about the importance of early treatment for axSpA
Discussion on the importance of early diagnosis and treatment.
Find about ways to help treat axSpA
Discussion on the different treatments for axSpA
Find out about finding the best medication for each person.
Methotrexate is an effective treatment for axSpA
DMARDs are used to treat inflammatory forms of arthritis, such as axSpA.
Discussion on methotrexate and how it is used to treat inflammatory arthritis.
Find out about the myths and misconceptions of methotrexate.
Useful information on self-injecting methotrexate.
Watch this video on how to give yourself an injection of methotrexate.
Sulfasalazine is a medicine used to treat axSpA and other conditions.
Hydroxychloroquine is a medicine used to treat inflammatory arthritis
Leflunomide is a medicine used to treat axSpA
Read about bDMARDS and how they can be used to treat axSpA
How biologics have improved the treatment of axSpA
Biologics are a type of medication that can be prescribed for axSpA.
Adalimumab is a class of medicine called biological disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDS)
Etanercept is one of a group of medicines called biological disease modifying antirheumatic drugs
Upadacitinib is a medicine used to treat symptoms of AxSpA and other inflammatory conditions.
Infliximab helps with blocking natural substances called cytokines found in joints of people suffering from axSpA
Golimumab lessens inflammation, pain symptoms and helps stop further joint damage
Certolizumab lessens inflammation, pain symptoms and helps stop further joint damage
Ixekizumab (Taltz) is a medicine used to treat axSpA
Tofacitinib is a tablet that belongs to a class of medicines called Janus Kinase (JAK) inhibitors
Secukinumab is used to treat axSpA and minimise joint swelling, pain and stiffness
Paracetamol is a common pain killer (analgesic).
Pain relievers are often the first medicine your doctor will recommend to help with pain.
NSAIDs reduce inflammation, joint swelling and stiffness.
Opioids are medicines taken to help reduce pain.
Prednisolone and prednisone are man-made glucocorticoids, which are used to treat inflammatory diseases
Corticosteroids are used to treat inflammatory forms of arthritis.
Discussion on the the benefits and side effects of medication.
Discussion about the importance of monitoring side effects
Physiotherapy is an important part of treatment for arthritis.
an occupation therapist can help you manage your axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA).
Hydrotherapy involves exercising in warm water.
A clinical psychologist is an expert in mental health and may help some people living with axSpA
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help people living with chronic pain
Read about the types of surgery for axSpA
Read about what to expect after surgery
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