I feel I always had back pain, but doctors didn’t take it seriously.
My story seemed to start aged 24, as a young mum with leg pain, diagnosis-stretched ligament.
Later sciatica was blamed for many years. Did go to pain management clinic for a year!
(Thank you Dr Mills, made my life so much easier).
The pain has been excruciating at times , manageable at others, morphed into severe chest pain at some point. Seems the nerves can cause this.
It has been quite a challenge, quite a journey of self discovery. I am glad I hung in there because at the age of 62 an emergency casualty doctor gave me a diagnosis and understanding of AS.
Now it all makes sense😊.
Exercise has been very important for me, swimming, Tai chi, gentle stuff. Went to osteopathy for years.
Still try to walk a few miles each week, depending on pain level. Love walking at the sea side.

One Response to “Sylvia”

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

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