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I have been in constant pain since i was 15 years old that started with lower back spams focusing around my SI joint. The Doctors did X-Rays showing inflamation of my SI joint (presence of flluid etc) along with Fusing of my C4-C5 vertebrae in my neck. I saw a rheumatologist and was also tested positive for the HLA B27 Gene which i read is a common indicator of Ankylosing Spondylitis. The Rheumetologist did not diagnose me with AS at the time. I am 20 now and every day is getting harder and harder to complete normal tasks. I had to quit playing sports in highschool because of joint pan and discomfort and i have a hard time keeping a steady job for the same reasons. Recently i found out i have an inflamed process which i also read can be a side effect of AS. I am wondering if anyone out their can give me advice on what to do or who to see that would help me. I have already seen a rhematologist once but i do not think he diagnosed me correctly simply because he didnt know all the facts. I live in Virginia and would like to find someone that could diagnose me or at least look at my medical history. THANKS
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