I'm 36 and suffered back and hip pain for years, I have seen the doctor a few times but just been told to rest and take painkillers.
After a while a saw a specialist privately who told me I had a curvature in my lower spine and a turned vertebrae at the top.
Exercise has helped and all is good.
However, in the last year or so I am experiencing chest pain, only ever at night. The pain comes in waves of tightening painful cramps, I have been to a and e twice now fearing a heart attack but all seem fine on that front.
My dad has ankylosing spongilitus, is that spelt correctly?!
I have read that AS can affect the joints and tissues within the rib cage and cause the pain that I am experiencing. Has anyone experienced similar and able to offer any advice.