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Aquatics Therapy In OC, California?

Aquatics Therapy In OC, California?

Hello! Was wondering if there is anyone in the OC, California area, who knows of any aquatics centers for AS? Thank you

posted 3 hours ago

When Documents Say Secondary To Rhumatoid Arthritis Does That Mean I Have Rhumatoid Arthritis?

When Documents Say Secondary To Rhumatoid Arthritis Does That Mean I Have Rhumatoid Arthritis?

posted 2 days ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member

Generally speaking yes! I would have ur Dr go over it with you!

posted 1 day ago
What is Spondyloarthritis? Read more >

Is The Collar Bone Affected With Anklyosing Spondylitis? I Have A Lot Of Pain And Swelling In My Right Sternoclavicular Joint.

Is The Collar Bone Affected With Anklyosing Spondylitis? I Have A Lot Of Pain And Swelling In My Right Sternoclavicular Joint.

posted 2 days ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member

I also have pain and swelling in that same area. My doctor seem to think AS has something to do with it because it has affected my neck. I can no longer turn my head left, right, or up, down. It… read more

posted 20 hours ago

Neck And Head, Back Pain

Neck And Head, Back Pain

Am in a lot of pain with my neck and back it goes around face , shoulder sometimes it goes down my arm into my fingers.Any ideas for helping with the pain

posted 2 days ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member

Topical I use voltaren gel ! It makes it not such a deep pain! But truthfully nothing really takes the pain away, I just try to dull it down!

posted 1 day ago
Could Your Back Pain Be Caused by Spondyloarthritis? Read more >

Attending A Gym Under A Coach?

Attending A Gym Under A Coach?

I have started a 4month course under the guidance of a professional coach. It is both for body and mind I’m really enjoying this. Do you believe it is ok to continue. I attend 3 50 minute sessions a week.

posted 2 days ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member

I go to a gym 5 days a week. I use the fixed weights and a Peloton Stationery bicycle. They also have a machine that works your lower back. I use light weight about 75 pounds ,,,working out and… read more

posted 2 days ago

I Need Help With Diagnosis, Is It Spondylosis Or Spondyloarthritis?!

I Need Help With Diagnosis, Is It Spondylosis Or Spondyloarthritis?!

I have Hypermobility Syndrome & Fibromyalgia

MRI RESULTS :

Cervical Disc degeneration

Loss of cervical lordosis

C3-4 & C4-5 narrowing of right foramen
C5-6 impingement of left nerve root & narrowing of right foramen
C6-7 no significant nerve root impingement
C5-6 & C6-7 posterior osteophytosis

T5-6 protrusion

Lumbar Disc Degeneration with Anterior Osteophytosis @ upper 2 levels

Flattening of Lumbar lordosis

Focal reduction in signal intensity in the marrow posteriorly @ L2

L2-3… read more

posted 2 days ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member

Terrible back just like mine. I literally feel your pain.

posted 2 days ago
What is Causing Your Inflammation? Read more >

Lower Back Pain Relief: Heat Or Ice?

Lower Back Pain Relief: Heat Or Ice?

My lower back pain is excruciating today. I flew to TX for a business trip and am now suffering. Having issues standing as the pain is so bad. What works best, heat or ice, to push through the day until I can fly home again?

posted 6 days ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member

Riding on a plane is one of the worst for a bad back. Ice is best for reducing swelling. Ice for twenty minutes every two hours. Use moist heat as in one of those red water bottles at the pharmacy… read more

posted 3 days ago
Could Your Back Pain Be Caused by Spondyloarthritis? Read more >

What Do The Numbers After Our Name Stand For?

What Do The Numbers After Our Name Stand For?

posted 6 days ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member

Good question… no idea. I will check this later and hopefully there will be an answer by then.

posted 2 days ago

Does Humira Help With The Fatigue?

Does Humira Help With The Fatigue?

posted 7 days ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member

Thank you MJE. Thank god for energy drinks

posted 2 days ago
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