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Arthritis board

Dear Julie, I have inflammatory arthritis in the sacroiliac joint, as well as the facet joints higher up at L3, L4 and L5. My kind of arthritis is spondylitis, and mostly affects the spine, but my knees and hands too. I have been treated with prednisone, enbrel and injections in these joints. The injections have helped, and also I have had radio frequency nerve burning which has helped the facet joints. It is very painful, and it hurts to sit longer than 20 minutes for me. Did they do blood tests to let you know that you have this kind of arthritis? Take care, and let us know if the prednisone works for you. Kera