Could there be a miracle jab for back pain agony? Wow, how amazing would that be!!
They explain that people with severe back pain are set to be given a new drug that can halt the disease in its tracks and protect us from permanent spine damage.
The drug, secukinumab, is designed to treat spondyloarthritis, an umbrella term for a number of conditions in which the immune system, for unknown reasons, turns inwards and attacks health spinal joints.
Pain in the buttoks area is often initially misdiagnosed as sciatica, a condition caused by compressed nerves in the lower back. In about half of cases, non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis progresses to ankylosing spondylitis.
The drug, known as a biologic therapy, works by interfering…
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