- CASE FILE
I use to live a healthy lifestyle. It was all interrupted when I woke up with the worst back and knee pain in my life that never went away.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
In search of pain relief I found myself in the Emergency room at least twice a week for the last 3 years. No one is able to figure out what is wrong with me. I have so many symptoms that every doctor I visit seem overwhelmed and unwilling to help me. I have been diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis due to my blood testing positive for the HLA-B27 gene. I have been to several Rheumatolgist but none are able to find a biologic that actually works for me. I’m seeking help so I can find relief to live a normal quality of life. I’m 34 years old and for the last 3 years my illness has destroyed my life. I was extremely active and loved to shop and travel. I had just been promoted at my job but now I’m unable to work which leaves my spouse financially responsible. Some days I’m unable to get out of bed due to the chronic back pain and fatigue. I’ve tried physical therapy,and several spinal procedures. I’ve tried traditional medications and natural medications and vitamins but nothing helps. I feel like my body is attacking itself and destroying my insides.