I am a newly diagnosed patient with Spondylosis. My condition is very advanced, considering I'm just 33 years old. I have a plethora of non pain related symptoms all day everyday in Conjunction with my pain and limited mobility. Is this considered an autoimmune disease too?
Sandra, one of the symptoms of Akylosing Spondilitis is rib pain. I have not experienced them at this time. I’m so sorry you’re living with that pain. Im happy to share a link as to why that occurs, if youre interested.
I think spondylitis and spondylosis differ but i could be wrong. I do know i have spondyloarthritis (sometimes called ankylosing spondylitis). It is an autoimmune disease.
I have Degenerative Disc Disease, lumbar spine spondylosis, Sciatica, osteopenia, osteophytic spurring, and a bulging disc, some spurs and a lot of pain. Yes, it's an autoimmune disease. Does anyone have a lot of spasms in your rib area?( among other places.) It is very painful and you can't move until it passes.
Renee, I do take vitamin D50,000IU, one time a week and 1000IU every day, plus calcium 1200 mg every day plus potassium every day. My body doesn't absorb medicines normally. Thank you for your concern.
Sandra Thomas, I have degenerative disk disease, frozen and fused bones in my neck, spondylitis, arthritis, sciatica, and the best relief is hanging upside down on a tilt table. Gravity pulls your spine in the opposite way. I have osteopenia also. Take calcium and vitamin d 3.