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Hi All, I've Been Told I Have Psoriatic Arthritis In My Lower Back. Does Anyone Else Have This?

Hi All, I've Been Told I Have Psoriatic Arthritis In My Lower Back. Does Anyone Else Have This?

This has been diagnosed from an x-ray only and because I have psoriasis (am on cyclosporin) I think the Docor is just diagnosing that as it's just easy to say that
Back pain for over 4 months... I'm a regular at the gym (3-5 times a week)
The pain is constant and doesn't ease.
I've had physio which didn't help (acupuncture/tens machine/ massage/ ultra sound/exercises etc) nothing has helped.
I was also offered pain killers which to be honest is just an easy fix .

Maybe I'm in denial but I… read more

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I have it ... I suffer from psoriasis - of one foot, one finger and its nail, I also have other nails lifting from it, my scalp at times but it has been clear for a while and I have had other patches that come and go but have not had them for a couple of years ... i have been diagnosed three years ago with PsA (Psoriatic Arthritis) my X-rays showed damaged bone in the finger affected by psoriasis but I also suffer from stiff sore and swollen hands and feet with pain the travels up my legs if I don’t rest. I also surfer from fatigue, tiredness and all over body ache, plus pain deep in my hips as well as tenitus (ringing in the ears) mouth ulcers (psoriasis of the gums), itchy dry eyes that are red, pain where tendons meet the bone especially at the heel (planta fistula) ... about 7 months ago I was also told I have fibromyalgia which also has many overlapping symptoms ... I also have had lower back pain from bulging disks and neck pain from degenerative arthritis but these have not given me a lot of trouble lately)....

posted about 4 years ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I have lower back pain with my psa. Also feet, hands, knees, neck, tendons. It seams to affect everything at times.

posted about 4 years ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I have psoriasis on one foot, occasionally a small spot on the other foot..this past year I started getting it on my palms. If I use triamcinolone cream and a coconut or almond oil (very oily) regularly like twice a day, it is somewhat controlled. I've been on oral steroids that clear it up quickly and completely and give some pain relief! But..can't stay on those indefinitely. Methotrexate did help a little with psoriasis but didn't help the spondylitis (low back pain).I take Aleve twice daily. Chiropractor helps some. I recently did my own DNA test for whole genome sequencing, as I realized I might have more going on after the past year having achilles tendonitis, shingles, began having subluxation of joints, partial dislocations, chronic fatigue 😩 muscle weakness and spasms, etc etc! Uggggggh..I have a connective tissue disorder..most likely EDS or Ehlers-danlos syndrome along with the lovely psoriasis/ psoriatic arthritis. Tanning bed takes care of the skin.. wearing a back belt helps a little bit. Recently started on ldn (low dose naltrexone) through online site called ageless rx, it's non narcotic! Studies have shown substantial pain relief benefits. Hoping it's gonna help!! 🙏

posted about 2 months ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

The rheumatologist found out i had PA due to an xray about 20yrs ago. It affects the sciatica and thats one of the first sneaky signs of PA. So yes it does affect your back and anywhere and everywhere. Take care!!

posted about 4 years ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I hate to say this but your Dr is probably right. I have 2 small spot of psoriasis and i was diagnosed with PsA. I had never heard of it and was never told you could get arthritis from psoriasis. Get as much information as possible so you get a better understanding of this condition.

posted about 4 years ago
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