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Out Of Interest, Is Anyone Else Terribly Clumsy?

Out Of Interest, Is Anyone Else Terribly Clumsy?

It's always been a terrible joke about how clumsy I am but I'm wondering if it could have something to do with the AS? Thanks in advance everyone :)

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Me too.

posted about 15 hours ago

Anyone Ever Had An EMG Done? Legs? Is It Painful? Is It A Quick Test?

Anyone Ever Had An EMG Done? Legs? Is It Painful? Is It A Quick Test?

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I did hurts a bit 🤦‍♀️Everyone’s pain tolerance is different tho ? Good luck 🍀 and I hope it brings answers ! It takes about 20 minutes

posted 4 days ago

Side Effects Of Cimzia

Side Effects Of Cimzia

I’m about to start shots of Cimzia next week. Has anyone experienced side effects. If yes, pls elaborate. Thx.

Are Constant Back/neck Muscle Spasms Common With Nr-axSpA?

Are Constant Back/neck Muscle Spasms Common With Nr-axSpA?

My doctor believes I have nr-axSpA based on my history of 30+ years of back/neck pain, severe thoracic/pelvic pain when lying down, and doing just fine during the day. I also have a family history of Ankylosis spondylitis and I test positive for the gene.

However, what has driven me over the last 30 years to seek medical help, is constant muscle spasms in my neck and entire back. This has severely impacted my range of motion. Nerve conduction studies confirm that the muscles along my entire… read more

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Give it a try, if you don't see/feel a difference in 6 months try something else.

posted 18 days ago
Can a Rheumatologist Help With Your Back Pain? Read more >

Anyone Have A Pain Pump?

Anyone Have A Pain Pump?

I need to ask some questions about the pain pump. I’m hoping to get one this month

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Hi! I'm getting one this coming Tues, the 11th. I just came on to ask if anyone has one and ask some questions. I'm as nervous as a cat on a hot tin roof! My anxiety has been through the roof today… read more

posted 17 days ago

I Have Pain In My Toes When I Stand Or Walk.

I Have Pain In My Toes When I Stand Or Walk.

I have had AS since 1980 but only had this pain for about 5 years

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I just started that strangest thing first felt like a burn.

posted 21 days ago

Thoughts On Seeing A Chiropractor For Cervical Pain…

Thoughts On Seeing A Chiropractor For Cervical Pain…

I’d like to ask if anyone has ever seen a chiropractor for pain associated with AS? I’ve been to one 3 times now. My cervical spine is so stiff & has worsen over the last year & a half. I don’t have the natural curve in my neck, so my neurosurgeon suggested having massages, which has lead to adjustments at my chiropractor. Before I go further with him, should I be allowing him to pop or adjust my neck?? Any feedback is greatly appreciated!

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I do not see a chiropractor, but I do go to a physical therapist. I have been going to her for over 2 years now and I really believe it have helped my mobility and flexibility (and pain management)… read more

posted 2 days ago

Has Anyone Developed A Dry- Hardening At Base Of Palms That Is Causing Discomfort? Now Pain Is Starting Up Side Of Hand.

Has Anyone Developed A Dry- Hardening At Base Of Palms That Is Causing Discomfort? Now Pain Is Starting Up Side Of Hand.

When I am researching possibly, I am coming up with possible Viking's disease. Are there other possibilities?
My pain management doctor wants me to ask rheumatologist.
Thanks ahead of time.

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I also have it. I've been filing it off. Also randomly my ring finger or thumb will start to click, and get stuck. anyone had this issue?

posted 22 days ago
Can a Rheumatologist Help With Your Back Pain? Read more >
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