What Is Ankylosing Spondylitis and What Causes It?

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MY BACK AND NECK BONE IS SO PAINFUL I TAKE EXTRA STRENGHT TYLENOL..I CAN NOT TAKE ANTI INFLAMMATORYS.THEY ARE NOT SO KEEN ON PRESCRIBING  PAIN MEDS..SO BASICALLY I WILL SOON BE CRIPPLED ENOUGH TO HAVE TO HAVE A CARE TAKER.I HAVE BEEN A NURSE FOR OVER 40 YEARS.NO DOCTOR CARES ANY MORE AND THIS PISSES ME OFF.I WANT RELIEF  .IAM TIRED AND I MEAN SICK AND TIRED OF ALL THIS NARCOTICS  BS. I NEED HELP
Yes, many are experiencing strong pain and they need narcotics. Those who set the rule should try this pain.
I agree been a nurse 18 years I'm disabled now because of pulling and lifting patients, I'm at a point I need pain management
Same here... But I was told that no cure existed in this world. If well treated, things could get better. But I feel like the pain in my lower back and buttock is getting worse. Had no idea what I should do next.
Are you sure that your condition is Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)? Have you been systematically evaluated and diagnosed? AS is an autoimmune disease characterized by lower back pain and deformity of spine. Usually patients with AS also have positive HLA-b27. Usually it is considered that genetic background like positive HLA-B27 as well as environmental factors such as intestinal infection contributed to the occurrence of AS. Usually, AS is treated by NSAIDS, immunosuppressants, or biologic agents. Based on your condition, you need to see a rheumatologist for systematic evaluation.
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