Information on arthritis please
Hi I have recently been diagnosed having arthritis in my spine. I have been off work now for 2 weeks but hope to return next week if the pain subsides, fingers crossed, I have not been told anything about the condition eg what type i have, how long the pain will last, how long i will be off work etc. I was diagnosed after having an x-ray, MRI scan and a blood test which did show an infection somewhere but apart from the pain I felt fine. I have been reading through the forums to try to find out what i do next? I'm not sure at all, I was reading about different benefits such as DLA, how bad does a persons arthritis have to be to be considered as being disabled? how disabled does someone need to be to claim DLA or other benefits? I am just trying to gain some knowledge of the condition and other information for in the future, i would be very grateful for any information at this point.