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Back Problems board

Hi Sharmabob, I also have ankylosing spondylitis. I swell in the shoulder, chest, spine and neck from it. The only time I am without pain is in the pool and the water has to be warm. Our heating bill is large. I am on celebrex, its okay but does not take away the pain and swelling. I am planning to take Remecade(or enbrel) in November. I have heard that in some cases it can stop/delay the disease. Don't give up hope!! Icing is apart of my daily routine and gives me some relief. I also workout alot and it seems to really help especially the next day. One doctor told me that exercise is the key to overpowering this horrible disease.
Hope this note finds you well
Norene (canada eh!)