I might finally have a secondary diagnoses (besides my disc issues in back) for my continued back issues and joint pain in almost all of my joints! I saw a diagnostic rheumatololist today and he did a full physical, about 10 blood tests, close to 20 xrays and an SI mri and he is almost positive I have ankylosing spondylitis. I dont know much about this disease yet, but im going to do some reading. Im just happy to possibly have an answer to whats the matter and why my whole body has gone to heck in a few years at the age of 25. Anyone with AS have any experiences etc. to share?
(12.24.13) L2-L3 Laminectomy, Discectomy and Coflex insertion. DX'ed with Ankylosing Spondylitis on 5/13/14