Navigating Advancements in Diagnosis & Treatment of Axial Spondyloarthritis

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Overview / Abstract:

More than 80% of the population has significant back pain at some point in their life, with 30% of adults in the United States stating they have chronic low back pain at any given time; 5% of whom have inflammatory back pain. Axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) affects almost 1.5% of patients with inflammatory back pain; however, the majority of individuals suffering with back pain are not being treated by a rheumatologist, which only exacerbates the challenge to diagnose those with axSpA.

Dr. Leonard Calabrese discusses both radiographic and nonradiographic ankylosing spondylitis in detail, differentiating their diagnostic properties and how to properly treat and manage patients with this inflammatory disease that affects daily function and quality of life. Dr. Calabrese emphasizes appropriate testing and imaging with use of ASAS guidelines to provide an accurate diagnosis, while sharing case examples through disease progression and treatment selection.


Aug 16, 2021


Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME


Webinar / Webcast / Video

Credits / Hours

maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)


Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Vice Chair of the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Rheumatology / Arthritis

Sponsors / Supporters / Grant Providers

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly. For further information concerning Lilly grant funding visit

Keywords / Search Terms

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower Rheumatologic Diseases Rheumatology Axial Spondyloarthritis Treatment of Axial Spondyloarthritis Rheumatologic pain Free CE CME

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