Okie, can you tell me what AS is?
Also, have any of you found anything that helps?
My daughters isn't in the typical place around the sternum, hers is on the lower left rib cage. She never has been "typical" with anything it seems.
Marlee, thanks for the suggestion!! I will ask for the patches for sure if it gets too bad. Poor kid, it has been hurting for a while and she didn't mention it to me until I asked what was wrong when she was touching her ribs and bending over grimacing. Seems she is so used to everything hurting and not finding any releif.
Question, though, if you use them on and off, did it keep the pain away while they were off? She loves volleyball and was out some last year because of this. That may be just what she needs in order to make it through. She has tried the injections, iontophoresis, wrapping it, celebrex and other NSAIDS, flexeril, and I can't remember all what, but nothing really seemed to help much. We were willing to try anything they would give us, but lidocaine patches never came up.
CajunGrl what is Emu Oil??? Sounds like something you get from an Emu!?!? Kinda makes me giggle!