What is Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis is a condition where one of the bones in your spine (vertebra) slips forward and onto the vertebra below it.  This can happen...

What is Spondylosis – Osteoarthritis of the spine

Spondylosis is a common finding on spinal MRI where the patient has neck or back pain.  It is commonly used to describe osteoarthritis of...

Enbrel (etanercept) – Medications for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Enbrel is a biological DMARD.  Enbrel is an injectable drug that works by blocking Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF alpha), a cytokine implicated in...


What does a Rheumatoid Arthritis flare feel like?

The thing to understand about inflammatory arthritis pain is that it’s always there.  It’s not like muscle pain that happens when you use the...

Rheumatoid Arthritis and do I need a medical id bracelet

I finally bought a medical ID bracelet.  This is something I have been meaning to do for literally years, but never got around to. ...

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March 2019 – GP appointment

I ran out of pain medication, because my pain levels have been ever increasing.  Because I am tapering prednisone, and not allowed nsaids.