Hi. I have inflammatory-type lower back pain going back many many years, which recently became much more severe.
I am on Humira for psoriatic arthritis but it seems to have stopped working, or my back pain is just getting worse.
I recently had an MRI on my SI joints. I requested the results but the rheumatologist won't let me have them as she wants to discuss it with colleagues first.
From what I know, everything about this pain fits with sacroilitis; I just have to wait and see what the MRI says.
In years of having this inflammatory lower back pain and being under rheumatology I've never been tested for HLA B27.
At what point should they check B27, if at all? If the scan shows something, should I expect that to be the next test? I have been fobbed off regarding my back pain for years. They are only interested in visibly swollen joints.
I'm taking the maximum dose of naproxen every day, which helps but not completely and doesn't last me through the night - I still wake up feeling like my back and hip is broken.