A.S. Face 0148: Malikah

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As a child, I suffered from back pain, neck pain and bad headaches.  The doctors diagnosed me with migraine and spinal arthritis. All these years, I have been seeing Spine Specialists and Pain Management to help with my back pain.  Nothing seems to help.

With my illness, I managed to take care of my disabled/terminally ill husband until he passed away – along with our child who had a congenital disability.

I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis approximately fifteen years ago.

I did not receive proper treatment until recently, when my Oncologist referred to a Rheumatologist due to positive ANA results. I am happy that I am finally getting treatment with my AS but it is frustrating at the same time, because even with all the medications and treatments, I am still in pain everyday.  I keep positive and keep trying every single day.

I am Malikah  and I am a Face of Ankylosing Spondylitis.

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America



One Response to “A.S. Face 0148: Malikah”

  1. Dear Malikah,
    Thank you so much for sharing your story with us.
    Sincerely Cookie

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