Tag Archives: Pain

12 Signs Your Back Pain Is Actually Ankylosing Spondylitis

Richman Photo/Shutterstock More than 2.7 million persons live with the pain and stiffness of an inflammatory form of arthritis in the spine. It’s called ankylosing spondylitis or AS (pronounced ank-kih-low-sing spon-dill-eye-tiss), and it’s an autoimmune disease: This means that your own immune system attacks healthy tissues; in the case of AS, the target is your… Read More »

Medical News Today: Does a common pain reliever reduce empathy?

Following on from a series of similar studies, researchers are once again investigating whether acetaminophen can influence our psychology. This time, the focus is on positive empathy. Could acetaminophen reduce our ability to demonstrate empathy? Acetaminophen is one of the most commonly used drugs globally. It offers quick relief from mild pain and is readily… Read More »