Originally Posted By: barbara66
I am 66 and was recently diagnosed with spondylitis. .........

wow Barbara, a lot of people have been diagnosed after years of symptoms but maybe not as many years as you
women don't always have the classiv symptoms starting with buttock and/or lumbar pain, certainly I had treatment problems in me neck and upper back before the lower back

you and your son both need to see a good rheumatologist
good luck!!