Thought i'd introduce myself. I am 44 and received a very unexpected diagnosis today of OA in pelvis and lower back. I have had recurring bouts of viral type symptoms over the last 5 years. The most recent bout has been accompanied with excrutiating pains in the offending area although presumed they were unconnected and i had maybe overdone the gardening whilst run down. Blood tests were fine and was expecting X rays to indicate OA. A bit of a kick in the teeth to say the least so I need to pick myself up and learn as much as I can and develop a managememt strategy as I ain't taking it lying down.