Case study ( 3805 views as of June 26, 2019 )
Randy is a 26-year-old college graduate who has recently been hired at a financial company. Since his late teens he has had low back pain which is getting worse since he is working full time and sitting at a desk job. Last month he had pain and redness in his left eye and an eye doctor told him he had uveitis (inflammation of the middle layer of the eye) which might be associated with back arthritis. His doctor has sent him to an arthritis specialist who has put him on medications for arthritis and referred him to a physiotherapist.
Randy’s pharmacist is worried about the use of these medications as they can cause stomach ulcers. On follow up with the arthritis specialist, Randy has been given information on biologics but he wants to see how he does with physiotherapy and the anti-inflammatory medications first.
Randy’s condition could benefit from seeing a rheumatologist and an ophthalmologist. To strengthen Randy's back, he could benefit from seeing a physiotherapist and a personal trainer. Randy could also ask his doctor as to the benefits of massage therapy and yoga.Author: Dr. John Wade