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I'm new here. I've dealt with back pain for the last 4 years. I'm only 28 years old. I've had surgery for sciatica. It help breifly. I've had several epidural superior injections and none of them ever help. I requested to see a rheumatologist to be checked for AS. My father was diagnosed with it a few years back. He was so stubborn he never got checked out until his spine was completely fused together and they could not really do anything for him. After seeing the rheumatologist in september I had blood work and lots of X-rays. 2 weeks later the nurse calls and says I have early signs of AS. The rheumatologist will discuss this more with me on my follow up (this coming Friday). They called in a prescription or naproxen for me to start in the mean time. Since I've been taking the naproxen my back has seemed to gotten worse. I feel like the muscles in my back have became to weak. Today I woke up and can not stand up. For the first time in 4 years of back pain I couldn't suck it up and missed work due to my back. So I guess my question is. Could naproxen have anything to do with my back being worse? Does Ankylosing Spondilytis have anything to do with the muscles of my lower back, or is it strictly just the pain in my spine? I'd rather ask these dumb questions here than ask them to my doctor if it has nothing to do with the problem.
Thanks in advance
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