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#277677 - 04/03/17 07:10 PM Yoga?  
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I was recently diagnosed with spondylitis, although I have had symptoms since I was a teenager. I have been trying yoga, but I'm not sure if there are other exercise options that may be more beneficial. I think yoga helps overall but sometimes it seems to hurt my back even more. It is difficult for me to distinguish between "good pain" that maybe hurts now but will be beneficial overall, and "bad pain" which is actually hurting my back. Any advice?

#277785 - 04/19/17 12:43 PM Re: Yoga? [Re: sjb]  
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Yoga works for me, and I have been battling this disease for five years now. Try restorative yoga, thats very gentle and easy on your body. Good luck!


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#277798 - 04/20/17 04:33 AM Re: Yoga? [Re: sjb]  
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I like yoga as well. If only I did it more.

Listen to your body. If it's too much today, it's too much today. For me, some days my hands are sore, so anything placing my hands on the floor is a potential no go those days. Regarding good vs bad pain, that fine line you'll discover as you go. If it hurts a little the first cycle, hurts more and more with each repetition, liste to that.


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Medications: meloxicam (7.5mg daily) and cyclobenzaprine (as needed) in mid-2015; hydroxycholoroquine early 2016; methotrexate 0.6cc Jan 2017 w/1mg folic acid daily; Enbrel Apr 2017; stop hydroxycholorquine, MTX, and Enbrel June 2017
Supplements: multivitamin and fish oil
Other: allergy shots for 10 years as a kid, and again since about 2009 along with zyrtec, flonase, and montelukast
#277810 - 04/21/17 03:21 PM Re: Yoga? [Re: AllieG]  
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Thank you both so much for your responses. I appreciate the advice and support.

#278163 - 06/10/17 12:34 AM Re: Yoga? [Re: sjb]  
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sorry for the delayed reply. I love talking yoga. I also love AllieG and ahulett's replies. To me challenge, commitment, discomfort are different than pain. Although discomfort during practice could lead to mechanical pain the next day -particularly on small joints. I don't think you should have any pain from doing yoga, while you are practicing yoga. If you have experience pain in an asana (pose), then back out of that pose. Call or write me if you want to talk yoga and AS. Nameste :-) , Rich


AS, U C, Iritis, migraines. HLA-B27neg. Yoga (instructor) & spin. No meds at this time. Dx 1989. SAA member/donor since 1993. All my posts are personal opinion/feelings and do not represent the SAA. Help find a cure & support others by donating to the SAA.

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