How Do You Describe the Unique Feeling of Pain With AS?

Medically Reviewed by Jabeen Begum, MD on November 18, 2021

Ankylosing spondylitis can get pretty painful and hard to describe accurately at times. Accurately describing the type of pain you feel to your doctor is vital to help them treat it. Helpful information includes things like the duration of the pain, the location, the triggers, how it feels, and factors that make the pain less or worse. Try to also keep a record or diary of your pain to track the symptoms.

Have you experienced any unique feeling of pain? If you have, please tell us:

  • How can you describe your unique feeling of pain?
  • Which thoughts crossed your mind when you first felt this pain?
  • Did the pain get worse or better with time?
  • Did you keep a record of the characteristics of your pain?

Let us know your perspective and how you explain your experience with pain in AS. Post your response to the group and tag us on social media to keep the conversation going.

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