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Joint pain and stiffness, is it autoimmune?

Autoimmune Diseases | Last Active: Sep 17, 2018 | Replies (11)

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I have been to 4 primary care, currently just saw a GI specialist and Rhuematologist. What worries me is I’m only 34 years old a mother of 3( 16-8-8months) with problems I shouldn’t be having until after 50. My spine has signs of DDD and as my rheumatologist has said I’m too young to show those types of changes it’s just hard to narrow down what auto immune could be causing such problems as my blood work besides lipase is perfect. I used to be able to push through the pain but it’s getting very hard to juggle life kids and the pain/symptoms

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I'm sorry you are having to deal with degenerative disc disease at such a young age. It's hard enough to deal with when you are my generations age but to be a young mother I'm sure it more than doubles the pain and stress that goes along with it. I'm glad you are being proactive and working with your doctors. I did find a few links with information addressing DDD in younger people that may be food for thought. The second link also has some treatment type info that may help with the pain.

Laser Spine Institute – Early onset degenerative disc disease causes
https://www.laserspineinstitute.com/back_problems/degenerative_disc_disease/what-causes-degenerative-disc-disease-in-young-people/

Spine-Health – Juvenile Disc Disorder (and young adults)
https://www.spine-health.com/conditions/lower-back-pain/juvenile-disc-disorder