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QUIZ: Could I Have Spondyloarthritis?

Posted on January 06, 2020

Could You Have Spondyloarthritis?
People with spondyloarthritis, a form of inflammatory arthritis that most often affects the spine and hips, are more likely to have fibromyalgia.1 An analysis of studies of people with spondyloarthritis found that between nine and 25 percent also had fibromyalgia.1 Spondyloarthritis can cause chronic pain, fatigue, and loss of mobility.2

If you experience chronic pain in your lower back, hips, or buttocks, take this quiz to help you and your physician assess whether your back pain is characteristic of inflammatory back pain – the major symptom of spondyloarthritis*.

*Note: This questionnaire is for informational or background purposes only and should not be used as a replacement for seeking medical advice or care from your doctor. This questionnaire was adapted from the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society (ASAS) criteria for classification of inflammatory back pain.2 Although inflammatory back pain is a strong indicator of spondyloarthritis, including ankylosing spondylitis, there are other signs and symptoms, as well as other conditions, to consider. Please consult your doctor for medical information about your condition and advice on how to manage it.

References:

  1. Duffield, S. J., Miller, N., Zhao, S., & Goodson, N. J. (2018). Concomitant fibromyalgia complicating chronic inflammatory arthritis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Rheumatology. doi:10.1093/rheumatology/key112
  2. Sieper, J., Rudwaleit, M., Baraliakos, X., et al. (2009). The Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society (ASAS) handbook: A guide to assess spondyloarthritis. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. 68(2), 1-44. doi:10.1136/ard.2008.104018

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Same im so over this fibro crap:( prayers

posted 17 days ago

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