Spondylitis, the disease of the locomotor system

Ankylosing or ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory disease of the musculoskeletal system that affects the joints of the spine and can eventually fuse or weld the vertebrae together, resulting in severe stiffness and limited mobility. The disease is more common in males, and usually appears between 20 and 30 years of age; it affects 0.5% … Read more

Acupuncture: first treatment for pain

The term acupuncture comes from the Latin acus (needle) and punctura (puncture). The growing interest in understanding and applying acupuncture in the West has led to the creation of international research groups with the aim of elucidating its mechanisms of action. This is why the so-called Contemporary Acupuncture takes a step forward with respect to … Read more

Spondylitis, a common disease in men under 30 years of age

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the spine, producing pain, loss of flexibility and in severe cases vertebral fusions. It often affects the sacroiliac joints and can produce inflammation of tendons, ligaments and even the eye or intestinal mucosa. It is a common disease, usually occurring in males under 30 years of … Read more

Autoimmune diseases: how to manage pain

The most characteristic symptoms in autoimmune rheumatic diseases vary from person to person. It is very difficult to generalize since there are many rheumatic diseases, but most of them usually go to the rheumatologist because of pain or difficulty in moving a joint without having had any previous trauma or blow. Other frequent symptoms can … Read more

Fibromyalgia: How to treat pain with ozone therapy

Fibromyalgia is a disease characterized by chronic diffuse or widespread pain that predominates in the muscles, tendons, serous sacs and spine, which lasts more than three months and generates high levels of fatigue and sleep disturbances (unrefreshing sleep). It can also be associated with other diseases of the locomotor system, such as rheumatoid arthritis, disseminated … Read more

Growth Factors and Rheumatology

Growth factors are proteins found in all cells of the organism, the richest of which are blood platelets. They are in an inactive state, when there is an external aggression they are activated and their function is to stimulate the regeneration of organic tissues in general, but in addition, in recent years it has been … Read more

Are systemic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases common

Inflammatory and systemic autoimmune diseases have a high prevalence in the general population, being considered remarkably frequent pathologies. Epidemiological studies indicate that more than 20% of the population suffers from one of these diseases, i.e. 1 in 5 people. As their name indicates, these are pathologies in which Internal Medicine, Digestology, Dermatology and Rheumatology present … Read more

Sjögren’s syndrome: what is this disease?

Dr. Juan Gabriel Ovalles, a renowned specialist in Rheumatology, answers several key questions about Sjögren’s syndrome: what is it, what does it consist of, what are its symptoms, how is it treated? What exactly is Sjögren’s syndrome? Sjögren’s syndrome is a chronic systemic autoimmune rheumatic disease (SARS) that predominantly affects women, usually diagnosed between the … Read more

Rheumatoid arthritis, a disease that cannot be cured but can be stopped

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which there is an aggression against the synovial tissue, resulting in inflammation of multiple joints. It occurs especially in the hands and feet, and causes progressive deterioration and ultimately disability. The disease has a genetic basis. What still remains unknown to this day is that, despite the existence … Read more