Hi everyone. I haven't posted since I introduced myself but been reading.
Short(as short as I can make it) back story: I had someone hit my car side on in April 2015 and hurt my lower back. Didn't really realise straight away but stiffened up and became painful so went to a&e (I'm in uk) given painkillers and sent on my way.
I had some physio at a private clinic which helped with initial stiffness but pain continued. I've been back and forth to the doctor more times than I can count, sent to orthopaedics (saw a senior physio who did nothing), more physio on nhs, blood tests x2 only showed a vitamin d deficiency.
After 4 months of strong vitamin d and feeling worse than ever, pain spread to neck, knees and shoulders, daily headaches, fatigue so bad that I can't stay awake most days and move as fast as a 90 year old (I'm 30) the doctor finally sent me for an X-ray but would only do my neck because of amount of radiation. This was my first X-ray in my life.
After a 9 week wait my results are finally back and they show spondylitis. Doctor is going to refer me to a rheumatologist.
Does anyone have any experience with this? Any words of wisdom?
I hope everyone is doing ok!