I have had spinal problems for longer than I care to remember , Had Schuermans disease ,from 11 years of age treated in the wrong way with plaster casts and steel corsets until 18 and weakened spine and muscles . thought had grown out of it then the pain returned and found have AS ,it does not get better ,slipped discs made it worse as took s long to get sort after traction . just sometimes you think it ok as it may be in remission or you have just not done anything to agrivate it . In fact my previous doctors gave up listing all my problems with my spine and other bits they just put acute mutipule musicular and skeletal problems , which is now just put down to RA as if ithat covers everything . I gave up work completly 16 years ago ,mainly due to my hands .and downhill sincethen lol. as now it again my spine with stenosis and and no chance of an op due to other problems and now my lungs... m thinking of leaving my body to science even just to find out how it still going after everything lol..