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Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids

I'm taking 20mg per day and getting some relief. What are the long term effects of taking that dosage?

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

They can cause diabetes if taken too long at a high dosage. If your doctor is prescribing it, I wouldn’t worry too much.

posted almost 4 years ago

Thoracic Spine & Neck Weakness

Thoracic Spine & Neck Weakness

Anyone else have neck pain stemming from thoracic spine? Both physio and chiro have noticed this and believe that that it’s contributing to muscle weakness and mobility issues in neck. This pain is very stubborn & have had many people try to help with it many times since about 2008. Now wondering if it’s connected to spondylitis. My chiro noted that when my thoracic spine is supported, my neck has greater flexibility. I’m now reclined & trying to use high back chairs more often to do things like… read more

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I have used an inversion table for years, I have moved twice since I had my last one which had infrared heat panels and massage. It was glorious. I am about to order a new one for this house and… read more

posted about 1 month ago
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Grade II Spond. W/instability Disc Slippage . L5 S1 , 2 Doctors Insisting On Surgery, Fusion Anybodys Experience?

Grade II Spond. W/instability Disc Slippage . L5 S1 , 2 Doctors Insisting On Surgery, Fusion Anybodys Experience?

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I had a disc fusion on L4-L5 in 2017. It has alleviated the majority of infringement on my spinal column. One dr said it was grade 2, however neurisurgeon said it was more a grade 4. Very big… read more

posted almost 3 years ago