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Is Spondylitis An Autoimmune Disease Too ?

Is Spondylitis An Autoimmune Disease Too ?

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?

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

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.

posted over 1 year ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

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.

posted over 1 year ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

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.

posted over 1 year ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

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.

posted about 1 year ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

ChickNmo Please tell me the story of your rib pain. I had that a rear ago and thought it was a heart attack because it hurt to take a deep breath. That's when I started getting my x-rays.

posted over 1 year ago
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