Subject: Re: New to this site
Formation of bone spurs in my back was one the first signs of my AS when I had xrays at about 18 years old. They also diagnosed osteoarthritis.
I am 48 now and my xrays a few years ago show that they have progressed a bit but I'm thankfully still quite fit. I've been self treating with diet and supplements since seeing a natropath when I was 26 years old.
I've said before on here that having arthritis in my back is probably not a debilitating as having it in your hands or feet / ankles. I know I am luckier than most.
I had not heard of EDS before and I can see that for that condition wear and tear Osteoarthritis is more likely - but I don't buy the fact that all (young age) osteoarthritis is just wear and tear - I see it as the bodies failure to repair wear and tear and is likely to be autoimmune related like other forms of arthritis.