Hi to everyone, I,m new to this site and would like to ask your opinions. My daughter is 22 and has just been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in her spine. Its apparantley a large area in her upper spine but in the relatively early stages. Doc thinks its genetic coming from me and my family who all suffer badly with it.
She's in serious pain and tired with no energy and finds the slightest thing sets her pain off. Light hoovering or filling the washing machine or just a bit of shopping.
She's getting the pain in the large muscles that run down the back either side of the spine. Also nerve type pain in her shoulder and arms and sometimes legs.
This sounds like Fibromyalgia to me, which I also have. Theres no doubt she has OA cos of the x rays. The doc didnt give her anything just said go and live your life and try to have a positive attitude!!!
Just wondered if any of you have this type of OA and what your symptoms are.
Hope you,re all having a reasonable day and thanks.