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Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory condition that primarily targets the spine. It is characterized by pain, a progressive “stiffening” of the spine and can sometimes be associated with other conditions like irritable bowel syndrome and uveitis (irritation of the eye). Diagnosing this condition can be very tricky so as we always say in this blog,…

Back Pain and Rowing

Dragon boat paddling has been known to cause lower back pain.  In fact, rowing in general has been linked to lower back pain.  But why?  What specific lower back conditions are caused by these activities? Rowing and Lower Back Pain Two of the more common lower back injuries associated with paddling and rowing are lumbar disc herniation…