It has been reported by some that suffer with AS, that when the SI joints fuse, the pain also goes. In the past, some doctors performed a procedure to cement that SI joint together to artificially fuse it.
My left SI joint has been the one in the past to cause me the most pain from the inflammatory flares. The last time I got my SI joints injected with steroids, the physician had a terrible time getting into the left SI joint. He said that there is so much boney growth the space has become greatly reduced.
I wasn't surprised by his comment because the pain in the left SI has greatly reduced over the last 7 years.
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