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Your Relationship With Your Doctor Is Important

Your Relationship With Your Doctor Is Important

I guess you could say I lucked into my rheumatologist for my ankylosing spondylitis. Dr. Codding just happened to be in the same office as my orthopedic surgeon. I didn’t get to ...

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My Journey to an Ankylosing Spondylitis Diagnosis

My Journey to an Ankylosing Spondylitis Diagnosis

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the spine, causing pain and stiffness. It also can affect other parts of the body, including your eyes. I was diagnosed ...

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After A Near-Fatal Error, I’ve Built a Team of Doctors I Trust

After A Near-Fatal Error, I’ve Built a Team of Doctors I Trust

What’s my relationship like with my doctor? Well, it’s complicated. Perhaps I shouldn’t be the person addressing this topic. I’m tainted. Even my spouse gave me ...

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Experimentation Helped Me Find the Right Complementary Therapies

Experimentation Helped Me Find the Right Complementary Therapies

What haven't I tried when it comes to managing ankylosing spondylitis? People ask me what I think are the best things they can do to manage their chronic disease ...

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How I Found a Pain Management Plan That Works for Me

How I Found a Pain Management Plan That Works for Me

A woman with ankylosing spondylitis talks about how she found a pain management approach that works for her.

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I Found a Rheumatologist Who Is a True Partner

I Found a Rheumatologist Who Is a True Partner

Your relationship with your doctor should be a health partnership. They should not only be knowledgeable, but they should also be a source of support.

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