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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


3 Responses to “Malikah”

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

  2. Thank you, Cookie for allowing me the opportunity to share my story. You are an amazing person and I am so proud of all that you do.

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