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Are these two types Not the same??

https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases--conditi...

Are daughter had to have a revised surgery from her L2-L4.... even though he need to go to the L5 but did not want her to be “ locked “ for life

posted 2 days ago
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Do side effects of methotrexate injections eventually go away? Had 4 shots once a week so far. Nauseated and weak for 2-3 days afterwards.

posted 5 days ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Thanks. I had another shot last night and I feel alright. Doctor said maybe I just had a virus last weekend!

posted 1 day ago
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How do you treat neck spondylitis

posted 6 days ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

My Pain doc and RA doc treat me with 60mg Cymbal-ta, 8 do have injection withours, Baclofen 20mg every 8 hours, Hydrocodone 7.5mg and acetaminophen… read more

posted 1 day ago
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Chest Spasms

Not sure if that’s the right term but I know people have said they get chest pain but I’ve been getting spasms. It’s similar to a foot cramp but in my chest (no heart problems)
I’m without health insurance at the moment so going to the doc is not an option
Thank You

posted 6 days ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I've had them for years. Hurts like no other! I also have never had any heart problems. I just wish I knew before they'd just show up loud and proud

posted 3 days ago
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Cervical Spondylosiis

As I have Cervical Spondylitis the minute I lie down in bed at night,the pains in my head and neck starts
I can’t get a proper restful sleep.
So wondering is anyone on here who has this can recommend a good pillow?
I have tried so many different ones ,from cheap to really exspensive ones but still haven’t found the right one.
I don’t know if my head should be raised a bit or should I lie flat?
Any help would be much appreciated
Thanks in advance

posted 7 days ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Oh and i use traction with a cervical device that you inflate. I use it 2x a week for 10minutes.

posted 1 day ago
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I have been told that there is nothing else that they can do.

I am on 3 Los of pain killers that do not help I have been on lots of different ones but they do nothing for the pain. I find walking is getting so painful that I don't want to go out can any one suggest some thing that might help

posted 7 days ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I have been on all of those all my dosages were very high done nothing for my pain just changed my personality I did not know who or were I was could… read more

posted 3 days ago
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Anyone tried Xeljanz XR?

I fought tooth and nail to get this medication because I refused to go down the road of injectables again. I was on Humira and Enbrel. I developed a nasty rash from Humira and Enbrel did absolutely nothing for me. I’ve been on the Xeljanz XR for about 2 weeks now and have noticed some improvements. Anyone else have success with this medication?

posted 12 days ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

@A MySpondylitisTeam Member I think Zeljanz XR leaves me with a sick feeling in my stomach. I wonder if you are finding that it does that to you as… read more

posted 5 days ago
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Weary about biologics

Hi there,

40 year old male diagnosed this year but likely have had it for 20 years.

Xrays show fusion in T3 (among other areas). I have pain daily and stiffness. Doctors categorize as severe. Inflammation markers are high.

Treatments tried:

1- multiple NSAIDS which I know are not sustainable and also didn’t sit well with stomach
2- regular gym, massage, stretching - this helps
3- no starch diet for 3 months (not sure yet if this is helping)

Doctors have all recommended I go straight to… read more

posted 19 days ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Hi Dave, I was diagnosed finally about 5-6 years ago by a specialist with all the test positive. I've been on Humira ever since, I understand your… read more

posted 4 days ago
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Spinal Stimulation Implants

Does anyone have any information on spinal stimulation implants?
I have been receiving spinal injections which aren't working anymore and my Dr. says that is my next step. I can't seem to find a lot of information on it and he only gave me a pamphlet.

posted 21 days ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

This works for some but not all. As with any back procedures, surgery, or treatment.

posted 10 days ago
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Question about fatigue

Is it common to have big fatigue at night, fall asleep easily, but wake up every night about 30 minutes later for no reason?

posted 21 days ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Yes, for years. I'm trying many things and only a little help from them.

posted 5 days ago
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