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by Carey
AS-Suffer

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Hello All, my AS seems to be getting worse not better. My lower back gave out on me last Wednesday and this has caused a lot of pain in my entire back and neck.... Any ideas to relieave the pain?

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by Jessica_Founder
Suffer AS? Do your kids have AS or Juvenile RA too?

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AS Suffers....

 

If you have children, have they been diagnosed with AS or Juvenile RA?

 

When I was a kid I was told it was growing pains and scoliosis, now at 32 it is AS.  Have you noticed joint issues in your kids?

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by Maxine
SI Joint Fusing from AS?

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I have heard it hurts less once you are fused.  Anyone already fused?  What does it feel like? Are you more movement restricted?

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by Jessica
What's was your "AS" Trigger?

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What do you think "Triggered" your Ankylosing Sponylitis? 

What was your first symptom?

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by Jessica
Taking a Medication or Treatment NOT on the List? ADD IT HERE!

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If you are taking a drug, medication, treatment or therapy that is not on the list, please ADD IT HERE.  I will update it on the website for others to research and review.

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The HLA-B27

Genetic Marker

Do you have it?

What does it mean?

 

The HLA-B27 Genetic Marker is said to have protective properties that seem to guard against the progression of HIV.  It is said, that people with this gene do not have the right proteins  for the HIV virus to bind with. The HLA - B27 Marker is most often found in people with O- Blood.

 

The HLA-B27 Genetic Marker...do you have it?

 

HLA-B27 is an inherited gene marker associated with a number of related rheumatic diseases. They share in common, features such as spinal and peripheral arthritis, skin and GI disorders, anterior chamber eye disease, and psoriasis like skin lesions. This gene is found with highest prevalence in patients with ankylosing spondylosis, as well as reactive arthritis, and patients with the combination of peripheral arthritis and either psoriasis and/or inflammatory bowel disease. To learn more about Ankylosing Spondylitis, click here.

 

 

Ankylosing Spondylosis Chronic Pain and Inflammation Areas.  Where is your pain?  How do you find relief?  Join the conversation!

 

Additional Resources:

http://answers.ankylosing.org

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HLA-B

US Patent 5993812

Journal of Virology

http://arthritis.about.com/HLAB27.htm

Ankylosing Spondylitis

www.spondylitis.org/about/faq.aspx

www.answers.com/topic/hla-b27