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Have I got spondylitis? I had an MRI scan a few years ago

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Have I got spondylitis?

I had an MRI scan a few years ago as I was in agony with my back. I was told that I had degenerative arthritis. However, since then it has steadily got worse to the point that I am in pain 24/7.

I have read up on the condition and I seem to have several of the symptoms mentioned. Such as: More pain and stiffness throughout the night, easing with movement throughout the day. A grating noise in my neck when I turn my head, as well as bowel problems and other symptoms.

Please help. When I speak to my GP he just prescribes Naproxen, which I have told him give me stomach-ache and make the constipation worse.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Orthopaedics
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
Your symptoms are consistent with DJD
Ankylosing spondylitis would have showed up on MRI.....

What therapy have you had...other than the medicine?