Bones, Joints, & Muscles

Arthrisis  
Arthrisis
If you feel alone in coping with the symptoms of arthritis, remember that 90 percent of the world’s population will eventually develop some form of arthritis. There are over 100 types of arthritis, and each person’s situation is unique -- but with the help of therapies, prescriptions, and support, arthritis does not have to become the defining element of your life. In most cases, a happier and healthier future is absolutely possible with the right treatment. The following guide is designed to help you navigate your journey with tools that have helped other survivors face the same challenge. Start your Journey to Recovery
Back Pain  
Back Pain
Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain that makes it hard to move. It can start quickly if you fall or lift something too heavy, or it can get worse slowly. The most common form of back pain is lower back pain, but many people suffer from thoracic, or upper back pain, too. If you are experiencing back pain, this guide from The Survivors Club can help you. Start Your Journey To Recovery
Muscular Dystrophy  
Muscular Dystrophy
Muscular dystrophies (MD) are a group of more than 30 genetic diseases in which the muscles that control movement grow progressively more weak. Some forms of MD are seen in infancy or childhood, while others may not appear until middle age or later. After being diagnosed with MD, a serious, degenerative disease, you are likely to experience a flood of emotions. Treatment for MD usually consists of a combination of physical therapy, drugs to prevent/reduce spasms and encourage muscle strength, and devices like braces to help compensate for muscle weakness. Many cases of MD are terminal and it can help greatly to talk to others who understand your experience first-hand. Start Your Journey to Recovery
Lupus  
Lupus
If you have lupus, your immune system attacks healthy cells and tissues by mistake. This can damage your joints, skin, blood vessels and organs. Occurring more frequently in women than men, there are four types of lupus. If you have lupus, your immune system attacks healthy cells and tissues by mistake. This can damage your joints, skin, blood vessels and organs. Occurring more frequently in women than men, there are four types of lupus. Lupus is treated with a variety of different kinds of drugs, including anti-inflammatory medications, corticosteroids, anti-malarials, and immunosuppressive drugs. These sites cover more about medication for easing lupus symptoms. Some people do die of lupus, but this happens far less commonly than is generally believed and the prognosis for those with lupus varies greatly. Start Your Journey to Recovery