Hey all, bit worried here, but would like some opinions as i can't take this off of my mind. I have been having pains for a while and the above 2 conditions i have some symptoms.
Firstly my low back pain im sure is originating from my pelvis, the 2 balls at the base of the spine, part of the sacroiliac joint. I first noticed the pain last October when i was working with my dad. I had just came back from a 3 week holiday, so sitting around, doing nothing, into a month of physical work. To get to some of the areas i was kneeling down and doing a bit of leaning forward, then i started to discover a sharp pain in low back, at the base of the spine, which is my sacroiliac joint i believe, and has caused me some pretty bad low back pain.
I was told it's just where i wasn't used to the work and that id soon adjust, i kept working, but the pain didn't get any better. I still have it now, but i have a lot of problems, such as;
Ankle pain - Has only started happening the past few days, i woke up one morning because of my low back pain and decided to go for a walk to ease the pain, however after 20mins my ankles were killing me, and i had to take my shoes off and rest before heading back.
My knees have been hurting for a good couple of years, mostly a tendon that connects to the back of the knee, a hamstring tendon or abductor tendon i believe the pain is coming from.
And the last few months i have had bad neck/cervical spine pain, pretty unbearable at times, however when i saw a physio in the past, she said she feels the pain and problems are more muscular and that my posture wasn't that greatest, although it's nothing too abnormal from the rest of the world in my eyes.
Also some shoulder aches during certain activities, overhead pressing, dips, running, skipping/jump rope, day to day activities like using a hammer, but working on my mid/low traps as they are undeveloped, should help some of the problems.
Now i just did some physical work with my dad to concrete a shed floor, it was all going fine, now that we have stopped, my knees were hurting, after i had a shower, my ankles started to kill me again, not that i was walking much at all really, and now i can feel the pain starting to ache in my elbows, a lot of it could be in my head, but i feel i have so many different problems and im really scared and worried of potential AS. Im 19 years old.
To my knowledge, my family hasn't had AS, so probably not the HLA-B27 Gene, but i don't think you have to have it in order to have AS, it just increases the chance.
So yeah you can see im pretty worried and i can't stop thinking about it, im really hoping it just the SIJD and some physical therapy could sort the problem within a few months. Although some of the symptoms are starting to worry me.
BBB - I tried to pm you about it as i know you answered a few threads on AS, but the message didn't say it was sent.
If anyone could give me some information i would greatly appreciate it.
I have yesterday had a cervical spine x-ray, which looked fine from the back but side view, the top of the spine curve looked a bit exaggerated, also had about 7 blood tests and awaiting an MRI for my back, should i ask to be referred to physiotherapy to look for Sacroiliac Joint dysfunction?