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Asian Journal of Developmental Biology
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 1-9
DOI: 10.3923/ajdb.2009.1.9
 
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Stem Cells for Treating Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease
Sarder Nasir Uddin and Md. Eunus Ali

Abstract:
The aim of this study to find out and accumulate the possible way of recent treatments of ankylosing spondylitis specially by using Stem Cells. There is accumulating evidence that anti-tumor-necrosis-factor (anti-TNF) therapy is highly effective in SpA, especially in ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis. In ankylosing spondylitis there is an unmet medical need, since there are almost no disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs available for severely affected patients, especially those with spinal manifestations. This review found that the replacement therapy of stem cells led to a new idea: by taking healthy stem cells from the developing goat`s bone marrow cells or human blastocyst and transplanting them into the affected area of a ankylosing spondylitis patient. The cell survives and they formed connections with the surrounding tissue. Transplantation strategies based on stem cells present enormous potential for repairing the damage caused by ankylosing spondylitis disease. Stems cells may also be preferable to other tissue, especially if they can be derived from the patient`s own body, avoiding potential immunological problems. So, stem cell replacement therapy for ankylosing spondylitis disease will some day become a therapeutic reality.
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Sarder Nasir Uddin and Md. Eunus Ali, 2009. Stem Cells for Treating Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease. Asian Journal of Developmental Biology, 1: 1-9.

DOI: 10.3923/ajdb.2009.1.9

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajdb.2009.1.9

COMMENTS
20 July, 2009
Aly Townsend:
I certainly hope so. My husband is 35 years old and suffers this crippling condition. His spine has been severely affected. When is a procedure to be developed? Because we would be interested in participating in a study for stem cell transplantation in AS. What would be the risks involved in such procedures?
24 July, 2009
Sarder Nasir Uddin:

Thnaks for your comments. I`d be very grateful to you if you send me some historical information as your husband experienced.

23 December, 2009
Lisa-Marie Brokaw:

Did you begin the process of stem cell transplant? I have been through Enbrel, Humira and can't seem to tolerate all the side effects. What about the eye issues that sometimes come with AS? I only have one eye I can see from (I lost my eye as a child from an accident). Sometimes, I awake to such blurred vision I can't function. I have had MRI's of the orbit, scans and so many different meds and I still am not getting better. Does this therapy work and where is it available? I am definitely interested.

29 October, 2010
Joel Buxton:

Dear Drs. Sarder Nasir Uddin and Md. Eunus Ali, As-Salāmu `Alaykum! Where can I follow your research? Does Yamaguchi take patients for stem cell testing? I have had AS for two years, was diagnosed in Sept. 2009. If you have something to offer me, I'd be willing to send you my information. I often travel to Korea and wouldn't mind stopping in in Japan. Sincerely, Joel Buxton

08 November, 2010
Aly Townsend:

I have something to share with you that could help you all heal!!!! Please read my most recent comment!

24 April, 2012
Sabrina Gonzalez:

Thank you for posting information about food allergies. My mom and I were wondering if you could email us more information about it as my brother tested positive in HLA-B27 and having pain that related to AS, but no definitive diagnosis yet. He has had an allergy to milk since he was very little, and my mom and I notice that since we've been more careful about the foods he eats, we have noticed and improvement with his pain. Could you refer us to a doctor or naturopath that we could contact for more information about this? Thank you we we would truly appreciate this.

20 October, 2017
carrie kerr:

Hi my name is carl and i have A.S.iv had it since i was 19 years old iv had so many different drugs and iv also had embrol but when you get ill you have to stop it so i was forever stoping and starting but i must admit in the beginning it did a lot for me i felt amazing but the it was like i hit a wall with it.i am no longer on it and at the minute im going through a bad time, im 39 now but im very lucky i have a wife that truly loves me and i have four amazing children and to be honest i dont know what i would do without them they keep me sane

27 July, 2009
Lisa-Marie Brokaw:
I am a 48 year old female with Ankylosing Spondylitis. I recently got this diagnosis. I went from a very active life to not being able to drive rapidly. I just started Embrel and not really noticing any difference other than i am more tired. I have a prosthetic left eye and I am very concerned as I have hours where I cant see except colors and outlines of what is around me. Do I have to go blind? Is this where this is headed? Can I get good help? Contact me with any info you believe will help me.
Thank you, LM
21 December, 2009
David Shelton:

I am 44, also have Ankylosing Spondylitis and have had severe stages where it got so bad I was bed ridden for months. I too was prescribed Enbrel and took it for a couple years and my disease still progressed. It wasn't until the doctors switched me to Humira and methotrexate that they were finally able to get it under control and my quality of life drastically improved. I too was researching stem cell therapy when I found your post and hope you check back for this reply as I think a change in meds might give you immediate relief. Good luck on your journey Dave

23 December, 2009
Lisa-Marie Brokaw:

I am on Humira now. Pretty rough drug.........lots of side effects but I can walk (a little). Although, I am REALLY tired and blurry vision. Thanks for the response.

07 January, 2011
Ann :

I've just seen you comments. My husband's got AS around 20 years, now he is 50 year old. He's already taken Embrel for 10 years (2 times a week as starting, but right now just 2 times a month). He says he has to do a stretch (about 1 hour very morning) until he feel all his joint bones free sothat he'll feel relax all daylong. He can't have any alcohol. he decrease fat and high calcium & iron food such as milk, carrot, broccoli, tomato etc. Sometime my husband gets problem with his eye,it's always effect from the decayed tooth or gum abscess. with best wish.

01 August, 2009
ari silvasti:
I too have AS. I have used enbrel for 8 years. It's effectiveness is reduced. I am very interested in stem cell therapy.
01 March, 2010
Bhaat singh Rajput:

Mesenchymal stem cells derived from the umbelical cord of a new born baby has anti inflammatory properties so the cells can be used safely in the cases of stem cell transplantation.

06 August, 2009
K.SOORIAMURTHY:
My brother is currently 16, he has been diagnosed with anklosing spondylities since about 2 years, he cannot turn his head properly, and has arithritic like symptoms on his fingers and legs and used to complain about, hip pain, he was started on infliximab therapy , but this was later discontinued, for some reason. i read with hope that such stem cell therapy can help restore his problems, he is indian ethinicity,lives in singapore and was diagnosed based on X-ray showing sacrolic joint fusion, identifying the B27 gene, C-reactive protein as well as ESR to show evidence of inflammation. Is this useful information that can help you do you have an alternative form to contact u
06 August, 2009
Dr. Karla Herrera:
You can check some pages here where stem cell therapy is already happening. Here, in México, we have the european and asian technology to apply this therapy, and maybe, we can help you.

I will be happy to help you, anytime.
14 August, 2009
crystal heasley:
hello i am 24 years old i was diagnosed with ank spond when i was 18 i was in alot of pain and i couldnt move until i started remicade or infliximab. it has treated me well and i have a normal life now i still have a hard time walking to far but that is the only thing that is still affecting me. i am so keen to find out if stem cells are far off being used for treatment as i would love to be cured and i feel this would be the best cure or treatment if there is anything in australia happening that i could find out about please let me know
20 August, 2009
Shiv:
Dear Sir/Mam,
I was suffering from AS for the past 2yrs. In between sometimes i feel good without pain. But it's not permanent. Is it possible in India to take Stem cell therapy for this condition? If so please give me the hospital details which is giving this treatment. Also i heard that YOGA is the best practice for this condition. Is it true? Please guide me, i am going to marry shortly.
02 July, 2018
bhuwnesh:

Kindly contact me I am suffering with same

30 September, 2009
Aditya Pandey:
Hi , I m 22 yrs old. I am suffering from AS since I was 18 .. I m taking no drugs as such but I m working out daily and I m stretching and mobilising my joints daily which has reduced the pain . There are days I hav no pain at all and there r days when I have a lot of pain mainly near my left hip . Has stem cell therapy for AS started. Is it true that I ll be able to do this therapy only with my son or daughter's Stem. Please send me more information on this.
02 July, 2018
bhuwnesh:

Please contact me I am suffering with same

20 November, 2009
Damon Spivey:
I am 40 yrs. old I have had As since I was 22 yrs old.
Over the years It has progressed! My spine is completely
fused. My neck I can not move ear to shoulder. I have very limited range of motion now. I am interested in in stem cell if it will help.
30 April, 2012
Santosh :

Dear Drs., my son is suffering from Anklosing Spondilytic for the last 4 years. He is 28 yrs old now. He has been taking Sulfasalazine. He started Enbrel a year ago, and not really noticing any difference. His neck can not move ear to shoulder, or move up and down, his lower spine fused. Please let me know if stem cell treatment can help him. Where in the mumbai can I seek the treatment? Thank You. my email id is bawa69@gmail.com

20 January, 2010
jayati banerjee:
sorry, i am using this space for my query rather than posting a comment. i need HELP. my brother is 46 and is literally suffering from ankylosing spondilitys. please please let me know if stem cell treatment can help him. i will be grateful to you. located at mumbai. please do let us know the name, phone number, email id of anyone in mumbai who can help. my brother is slowly loosing mobility.
23 February, 2012
Santosh P:

Dear Drs., my son is suffering from Anklosing Spondilytic for the last 4 years. He is 28 yrs old now. He has been taking Sulfasalazine. He started Enbrel a year ago, and not really noticing any difference. His neck can not move ear to shoulder, or move up and down, his lower spine fused. Please let me know if stem cell treatment can help him. Where in the mumbai can I seek the treatment? Thank You. my email id is bawa69@gmail.com

22 January, 2010
Rajender Kumar Mittal:
I am 46 year old & have been suffering with AS because of which there is heavy stiffness in hip & back, knee & ankle. I want to know about development in steam cells therapy against AS. If it works then I am interested to get this treatment. Also I need information of any Mumbai, India based center for stem cell therapy on AS
25 May, 2010
Peter Boyd:
A woman I love dearly has AS. If anyone knows of a stem cell proceedure being performed now or in the future, please leave a post here with details. Thank you so much.
07 June, 2010
BBari Mayberry :
This abstract is closing in on a year. I live in Texas and had a deputy sherrif fly to Costa Rica in a wheel chair and is now back on the force. I suffer and am waiting for
the US to offer such treatment. When will this become mainstream?
Where are you located? I am ready to hop a plane.
07 June, 2010
Bari Mayberry :
I have had a friend fly to Costa Rica in a wheel chair get stem cell therapy and come home walking on his own.
Where in the world can I seek therapy?
27 July, 2010
Suresh Joshi:
My son is suffering from AS from last 9-10 years. He is 30 yrs old and cannot walk without crutches. Where and how can we have stem cell traetment for him? What is the reliability of these treatments. Are they available in US? Kindly advise.

Thanks
19 October, 2010
kulkarni:

Hello Suresh, kulkarni here, I am 39 Yrs old .I too suffer from AS for the last 15 Yrs, but with some excercises & little medication i am keeping myself Ok atleast to work. By the way, am sorry for your son whom as per your comment cannot manage without crutches. By the way, i am also looking for some permanent solution for this problem as it has lot of others problems which starts in the long run. Would surely like to be in touch with you so that we can have some interaction. Regards Kulkarni

12 August, 2010
Richard Dubois:
I have a son that has ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS and it HURTS him
he has a deep couph every day and is swelling and HURTING more
every day......can the STEM CELL treatment help him if you think it
could help his living with less PAYNE let me know or even call me

RICHARD DUBOIS (US CELL:239-821-6711)

or direct me to where we can make him have a better life..........

Richard Dubois
25 August, 2010
naman bagaria:
my brother is suffering from AS from past 3 years. we are interested in stem cell therapy .will it help, pleas let us know where are you located and how can yau help us. we are staying in bangalore, karnataka.
05 October, 2010
David Kelley:
I would be very interested in this treatment. I am 49 and have had this since I was at least 24. I also believe my trigger was a series of immunizations I received when I joined the Air Force. I wonder if you have any opinion on this previous comment. Anyway, I am at a very bad state right now. I now have constant pain in my feet and ankles, can't sleep, and I don't know how much longer I can stand the pain My doctor says there are 2 types of AS; the kind with fusing and deformity, and the kind that is mostly pain. Unfortunately I am fully in the pain category as I have very little fusing and appear normal, but the pain is so bad I am now on a morphine type pill, Humira, plus tons of other meds. I would appreciate any help you can give. Thank you.
08 November, 2010
Aly Townsend:
To all of you...my husband David is doing MUCH better....his AS is hardly causing problems now, and he is on no medication except Aleve for inflammation. YOU MUST ALL HAVE FOOD ALLERGY TESTING!!! My husband was tested by his naturopath and turns out he had extensive food allergies, especially dairy and casien. If you can find out what you are allergic to, you may be able to greatly reduce your symptoms. My husband's recovery has been so miraculous! I wish the same for all of you! I really think this disease has a lot to do with an allergic reaction triggered by some injury and progressing to serious food allergies... He now takes IGg (a nutritional supplement) to help his intestinal barrier heal from the allergy damage. His posture is still ruined from the AS being so severe previously, but he is no longer rock-stiff in his spine and he did nothing except natural healing and avoiding allergen foods. Also make sure your home is mold-free, because i think that may also be a bigtime allergen. Once we fixed our moldy storage room, and he stopped eating milk and anything with casien, he improved DRASTICALLY! Hope you all have better health soon. Please let me know if you improve because I am curious if this is the answer for anyone else....good luck!
08 January, 2011
LisaMarie:

Aly and AS survivors: I have studied nutrition for the past 20 years and have always done food allergy testing. Yes, inflammation from food allergies are linked to many immune diseases. Say you had a food allergy test and you eliminated all the foods you had an allergic response to for a year. If you were to go back and test again you would find that you were now allergic to other foods. All I am trying to say is that if you rotate all the foods you eat bi-weekly you would not have allergic response thus causing lower inflammation in your body meaning less pain. I had a DNA test to go even further but haven't found a doctor that is capable of reading and treating my DNA issues. Everyone keep searching! Also, know that an AS diagnosis is a catch-all disease and many times is totally wrong. Drs. must give a diagnosis to the insurance companies in order to get paid. AS is way over diagnosed in todays societies.

30 December, 2011
Aninda:

My husband is suffering from AS. Please let me know if there is any advancement in the stem cell therapy that can help him. Incase there is then also let me know the hospitals where this is practised (in India).

24 April, 2012
Sabrina Gonzalez:

To Aly Townsend: My mom and I asked for more information information about food allergies and what doctor or naturopath you could refer us to, but I think I forgot to post our email. It is: centervelocitytoo@yahoo.com If you could please send us any information you have about this, it would be appreciated. Also more information about the IGg supplement would be appreciated.

13 November, 2010
SEAH LIONG BEE:
Dear Drs., my son is suffering from Anklosing Spondilytic for the last 18 years. He is 32 yrs old now. He has been taking Sulfasalazine. He started Enbrel a year ago, and not really noticing any difference. His neck can not move ear to shoulder, or move up and down, his lower spine fused. Please let me know if stem cell treatment can help him. Where in the world can I seek the treatment? Thank You.
24 February, 2011
renu sharma:

Sir my brother's problem is same as your son .Can we help each other.

02 December, 2010
Jagabandhu Ojha:
I am suffering AS since 9-10 years.My condition is very critical.Do you have any research on stem cells in india mumbai.So that i can participate in research.It's very difficult life to live with AS.
10 December, 2010
Peter Hoare:
It would be great news for many new AS patients but alas probably to late for me.
I have had AS since I was seventeen,I am now 57 and would have loved to try this treatment especially since my spine and neck are totally fused now.
I have tried a number of different treatments over the years without any success,so I wish the best of luck to the researchers who are developing this treatment.
02 January, 2011
Garry White:
I've been using the drug Remicade since I was diagnosed with AS about 3 years ago, and I would highly recommend it to those whose comments appear here. It's expensive and has to be taken every 6 to 8 weeks. But it works, and it can be taken as an infusion (no shots). Like everyone else though, I'd be very much interested in learning more about a possible permanent solution using stem cell treatment. Is it possible we could use this site to keep each other informed? Thanks, and good luck to everyone.
24 February, 2011
renu sharma:
my brother is suffering from AS for last 19yrs.He is 37yrs now.he is a docyor and taking sulfaalazine now.Please tell me if stem cell treatment can help him.where in the world he take this treatment. help us.I want to make a group of AS patients .please join us.
23 January, 2012
yamini thakur :
i am 27yrs of age...it was detected AS 3yrs back....though i hav been having Sulfasalazine regularly, but still the stiffness is increasing day by day...and i am having difficulty in breathing. i would like to know more about stem cell treatment.please help....
06 February, 2012
Wythe Peyton:
I'm a 63 yearold man with AS. Can you help me get stem cell treatments for this disease?
30 April, 2012
santosh p:
Dear Drs., my son is suffering from Anklosing Spondilytic for the last 4 years. He is 28 yrs old now. He has been taking Sulfasalazine. He started Enbrel a year ago, and not really noticing any difference. His neck can not move ear to shoulder, or move up and down, his lower spine fused. Please let me know if stem cell treatment can help him. Where in the mumbai can I seek the treatment?

Thank You
30 May, 2012
Cristina Jose:
I am very hopeful that the stem cell theraphy would really worked for ankylosing spondylitis.
06 June, 2012
santo chakrabarty:
I am suffering from ankylosing spondylitis since 2002 and currently I am having acute back pain which has even restricted my breathing as well movement,during this phases I am usually taking NSIDs(nos steroid anti inflammatory drugs) to mitigate the pain but last 10-15days it has gone up immensely.


Based on the above please let me know whether using stem cell therapy can help me to live a quality life?how I can fully recover from this disease or atleast I can live without pain rest of life? now a days it has become really unbearableto deal with the pain and it has affected my personal life very badly,most of the times I feel an electric current kind of sensation in my abdomen region .
27 August, 2012
dr anupam tamrakar:
dear sir i m ayurvedic physician and i had cured one patient of AS sucessfully with negative reports of HLAB27along with removing the fusion in vertebra by ayurvedic treatment it is new hope for AS treatment in ayurveda in the world
15 November, 2012
Prakash:

dr anupam tamrakar, I am also suffering from AS for past 17 years and even two months gone for total hip replacement for my right hip and now i am afraid that it will effect my left hip also. even taking ayurvedic medicine from JIVA ayurvedic clinic in faridabad, haryana it seems little improvement but the improvement is very mild. can u further guide me on this issue. you can contact me on 9873477313, 9540020100 or mail me at np.sharmacs@gmail.com

31 December, 2015
puja bhardwaj:

my brother is suffering from ankyolsing spondilitis since from three years. i want toknow whether there is stem cell thaerp for this disease posiible in india or abroad as stem cellls of his baby umbilical cord has been preserved .

26 November, 2012
Christian:
Hi,

I've been treated with daily 200mg of hidorxicloroquine and weekly 100mg of leflunomide for almost 10 years.

I started with this disease 20 years ago, at the beginning I spent more than a year with a lot of pain and uveitis in both eyes, now I preatty much well, almost no pain and sporadic uveitis episodes.

Nevertheless I'm researching for stem cells to drop the drugs I've been using or at least reduce the dosis, if you have some contact near Mexico I will really appreciate if you can share the info

Regards
28 December, 2012
Abdul Rahman El Nayal:
Hello
My name is Abdul Rahman El Nayal am 24 years old from Egypt I have been recently diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis I made tests to confirm such diagnose unfortunately am HLA B27 positive with elevated ESR and sacroilitis but just in its beginning I have been experiencing back pain, neck pain,sciatica , IBS. Add to that I have a family history of such disease from my father where he is being treated from ulcerative colitis for the past 10 years he is 63 years old now. Am being now treated with anti inflammatories (Xefo) only and researching to end this night mare and found about stem cells therapy please I need your help to tell me is such therapy useful or not and if it is tell me how is that possible please . And thank you again for your precious time.
18 March, 2013
SANTANU MUKHERJEE:
I am suffering with ANK SPOND since last 20 years. I took REMICADE in the year 2008 and well upto 2009 middle. After that the pain again come. Again I took REMICADE in the year 2013 January. Unfortunately it does not work. Doctor told that the ANTI BODY creates in my body, so REMICADE is not working. I am from KOLKATA, INDIA. Life is going to spoiling. Please reply with possible medicine for cure.
30 July, 2013
medicine:
Ankylosing spondylitis patient, since from 2008. I do not have any deformity of my spine.I use Enbrel. please replay for news..
30 September, 2015
Samed:
My girl friend's brother is having ankylosing spondylitis. whats the chance of my son getting the disease.

What should I do to prevent my son getting this pain. kindly suggest me. I dont want to see my son suffering in this pain.
05 January, 2016
Dr.Anupam Tamrakar:
In Ayurvedic medical science AS is called Jeerna Ama Vata and Neuro heat para surgery(Agnikarma) and and in Panchakarma (khsheer basti)has great effect for treating AS and its pain management without any side effects ....Regards Dr.Anupam Tamrakar MD
20 April, 2016
Sandeep:

Could you give me your contact details.

03 August, 2017
kenn gugel:
I've had AS since 2006 and have had 2 hips and now looking at both shoulders to be replaced.If stem cell therapy is potentially a cure to AS, why does the American Insurance companies/Medicare refuse to acknowleged its potential. Especially now with the opiod epidemic spreading across America, you would think Medicare and other insurance companies would seriously look at the costs of multiple surgeries and medications and approve proven therapies. If anyone knows of any studies currently underway that address's stem cell therapys in treatment for AS,RA and other crippling diseases, please pass the information my way in Atlanta
16 October, 2017
Wendy allen:
I have suffered extreme pain in my lower right side of back under my rib it's even so to touch at times it the moved into the other side and into my shoulders with the most horrendous spasms I have ever felt in my middle back to I had an MRI which showed multi level sponbdlylic changes in the thoracic area , I woukd live to take part in any study that woukd help i am 34yrs old and I never thought my life would change so much I knew for years that their was something wrong as the pain at night always wakes me up. But they constantly missed it while I was in hospital as they done x-rays and ct scans of my stomach not my back as I thought I had pain under my tummy to little did I no what was going on in my spine. Only i paid privately for an MRI is why we now no what's wrong . Any help at all woukd be so much appreciated. I'd love to do stem cell therapy or but part of a study .
15 November, 2017
Hussain ahmed taha:
Iam really interest in taking this type of tratment as I have the disease since ten years and now start to develop ocular mainfestation. If you reach to a good result plz tell me how can I join u
Thanks
27 December, 2017
Rakesh thapa:
Hi drs.i m 30 yrs old n suffering frn AS since 7yrs.nw I can't move my body properly n even cnt sit.my spinal pains extremely.i cnt do my daily activities.Frm sm months my chest start to pain n I got orblm on breathing.plz sir suggest me can steam cell therapy help me.
05 January, 2018
Karissa Deal:
I am 35 year old female with Ankylosing Spondylitis. I was diagnosed at age 27, but symptoms started at age 18. I spend most of my days on a heating pad trying to manage my pain with Percocet and embrel as well as anti-inflammatories. I appear normal on the outside but on the inside I am constantly battling horrible pain. Some days I’m not sure how to get through it all. I would love to be able to improve my condition with stem cell therapy. If there is any way I can get into a program or research I would be eternally grateful!!! I’m in Kingsport TN.
24 April, 2018
Stacy Gomez:

There are a lot of very sad and deviating story's on this feed regarding ankylosing spondylitis. I do hope the best for you all. It breaks my heart how much suffering you are all going through. I have a son that was diagnosed at 18 and he is 24 now. I have watched him suffer for years. His active life has been taken from him, as he is bedridden the majority of days. He is a strong-willed man and has tried everything his rheumatologist has suggested, including four different biologicals. He can no longer use the biologicals due to reactivated viruses and his health declining. He went through spinal surgery on a disc with hopes of maybe some relief and nothing. It would be a miracle if he could have stem cell replacement. Please doctor's help my son!

16 May, 2018
Jennifer Stewart:

I was unofficially diagnosed with AS by my gp but he sent me to the specialist to get it confirmed and I've been sent home twice now with nothing but "you don't fit the criteria" and "don't let the pain stop you live your life". I believe it's because I don't have severe back pain that they are dismissing me. Now I do have the back pain but it's not as bad as the pains in my joints and arms and legs and hands. The point of this is I was just wondering if anyone has had similar pains. Like it feels like my arms, legs and hands are broken and need to be put back into place and my whole body just constantly throbs in pain. I also am very tired and I try to exercise but I can't even walk around the shops for an hour without having the pains get worse and feeling extremely tired. The pain in my back is in the lower back and it's when I'm standing for ages that it hurts and in bed and I constantly have to move to get comfortable. Just wondering if anyone has experienced the same thing because I have no one else to ask questions to and I'm just sick of being told no by doctors. I am looking at the cord stem cell therapy at regeneration center but cost is a factor since my insurance does not cover. Just so frustrated cause my GP didn't even do scans to rule it out they just said because the pain was throughout my whole body and not just my back it wasn't AS.

16 May, 2018
Jennifer Stewart:

I was unofficially diagnosed with AS by my gp but he sent me to the specialist to get it confirmed and I've been sent home twice now with nothing but "you don't fit the criteria" and "don't let the pain stop you live your life". I believe it's because I don't have severe back pain that they are dismissing me. Now I do have the back pain but it's not as bad as the pains in my joints and arms and legs and hands. The point of this is I was just wondering if anyone has had similar pains. Like it feels like my arms, legs and hands are broken and need to be put back into place and my whole body just constantly throbs in pain. I also am very tired and I try to exercise but I can't even walk around the shops for an hour without having the pains get worse and feeling extremely tired. The pain in my back is in the lower back and it's when I'm standing for ages that it hurts and in bed and I constantly have to move to get comfortable. Just wondering if anyone has experienced the same thing because I have no one else to ask questions to and I'm just sick of being told no by doctors. I am looking at the cord stem cell therapy at regeneration center but cost is a factor since insurance does not cover. Just so frustrated cause my GP didn't even do scans to rule it out they just said because the pain was throughout my whole body and not just my back it wasn't AS.

12 March, 2018
MILLIE MOK:
Hi, my husdband have AS and now he's 58 yrs. Now it's getting worse day by day. He recently went to see an orthopedic who recommended him to undergo stem cell therapy.

I've seen many questions about the stem cell therapy 2009 but i've no seen there's any review on this stem cell therapy.
 
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