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Foot Pain

Foot Pain

I have signify that pain in my feet. Any suggestions to minimize this pain. So far, the only thing I can find to lessen the pain is a pair of Hokas. There has to be more that I can do.

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Volreran Gel, you can get it over the counter or you can get a prescription for It

posted 1 day ago

Seat Cushions

Seat Cushions

I have a hard time sitting anywhere. Do you have any chair cushions or supports that work for you?

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

There are a lot to choose from online. I found that using one while driving was a big help!

posted 2 days ago

Does A Sed Rate Test Overrule A Clinical Diagnosis?

Does A Sed Rate Test Overrule A Clinical Diagnosis?

I was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis over 30 years ago by a rheumatologist. A few years after that a neurologist treating my seizures said my sed rate was within normal limits, so the AS diagnosis must have been wrong. So I've operated all these years as if I did not have a diagnosis.

Now I've had a bilateral lumbar laminectomy without fusion and a 3 level anterior cervical fusion with instrumentation for bony central and foraminal stenosis. Both… read more

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Check your HLAB27 for a positive. This has been the standard for AS.

posted 4 days ago

Does It Get Any Better?

Does It Get Any Better?

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Some days it does and others, not so good. I think the important thing is not to push your body. I find when I’m kinder to myself and follow my bodies… read more

posted 5 days ago

Arthritis Vs. Ankylosing Spondylitis

Arthritis Vs. Ankylosing Spondylitis

My friend had been diagnosed with severe arthritis in his lower back. He goes to a pain clinic where he receives two strong prescriptions (Norco & Tramadol) for the pain but they only give him little. I feel like he needs something for inflammation but he can’t take NSAIDS because they make him bleed terribly. How does his doctor know it’s not AS instead of arthritis? If it is AS, has anyone tried acupuncture? If so, has it helped. He is very depressed and I’m worried… read more

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

My wife uses cbd and it helps with her pain and flairs of RA. it gives me minor head fog so I don't care for it. But I know many who find it helps them.… read more

posted 4 days ago

Headaches

Headaches

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Excedrin migraine works pretty good for mine.

posted 7 days ago

Shots

Shots

Also they keep wanting to inject with shots they dont help I have had shot 10 to 15
times they dont help hurt more. The only time the shot helper was when I had a pinched nerve in my upper back neck area. I'm 71 yrs.

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I tried the injections and I didn't find them helpful. I refuse them now too.

posted 7 days ago

Pain Relief

Pain Relief

What else can help with pain
And what type of mattress would help everything I have tried just puts so much pressure on the places that hurt. I dont sleep well at night Im costantly tossingfrom side to side because my hips hurt and wake me up.

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

My son found it on Warfare. They deliver it boxed you just have to get someone to put it on your bed. Keep your box spring, it will need that support.… read more

posted 7 days ago
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