I am a 33 year old male. Over the past few years I’ve acquired chronic low back pain, hip pain, mid-pain pain in my vertebrae, neck pain, shoulder pain, and costochondritis. I read about AS, and how these are the areas that typically hurt. I’ve had MRIs done on my lower back and my shoulder and there are no signs of AS. The doctors think I’ve just coincidently had injuries to all these places and that those injuries just coincidentally keep flaring up.
I feel like I’m in the early stages of this disease and perhaps the real signs (bone fusion?) haven’t shown up yet so doctors won’t take this diagnosis seriously. Did anyone experience this in the early phases? Can anyone relate to this? I’m looking forward answers. I don’t want to wait around for it to get worse