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