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Hi everyone I am new here... I am 40 years old and my pain started at 25. I actually did a pretty good job at fracturing my spine at 19. They put my pain down to wear and tear and consequences of the fractures until recently. I will explain that the fractures were only stable fractures without any consequences at the time.
My symptoms are as follows, I have pain from my lumbar spine down to my coccyx. stiffness (hard to bend back and sides) Pain in my right groin and hips, and pain shoots to the knees. Stiff fingers and right knee but no pain (maybe due to NSAIDs?) My pain starts at 3am and goes off half an hour after taking my medication so about an hour after I get up. I am in a wheelchair 90% of the time and this causes its own problem. I get pain if I sit in my chair to long so switch it around a bit. I have to swap position, tilt my chair and move around and that staves off the pain. I swim without problem no pain. I have had several bouts of Chostrocondritis, and inflammation in my eye. I also have a random stubborn sore in my mouth (maybe not connected).
Medications I take are Etoricoxib but this is new and was started instead of Naproxen to help with the night pain. It doesn't work on my night pain, but can sit longer in the day time. Robaxin (a muscle relaxant) and Gabepentin.
I have had X-rays, bloods and am waiting on a specialist MRI. I go back in three months.
Now it has been 15 years so you would think 3 months would be a piece of cake, but I had high hopes that the pain meds would work and I would get some sleep. I am exhausted.
So what I want to ask is, does this sound typical of inflammatory pain? Or do my symptoms suggest osteoarthritis.
What are your thoughts. From what I read it sounds more inflammatory and I am just wanting other peoples opinions.
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