Newly diagnosed PsA in cervical spine

Hello all,

I’m new here. I was just told Monday by my orthopedic doctor that after seeing my MRI I have PsA in my cervical spine which has caused my neck to curve the wrong direction. I have bone spurs that have firmed as well. My spine is so far curved that it is putting pressure on my spinal cord. He referee me to a neurosurgeon for surgery. Tuesday I spoke to the surgeons office who said the dr schedules based upon severity. They retrieved my MRI from the hospital and said the dr would review and to give him a few days. I got a call from the surgeons office this afternoon. The dr wants me in Wednesday morning for the consult. I’ve had bad neck pain since early May. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia when I was 24. At first they thought I had PsA but found no signs of degeneration so it was labeled fibromyalgia. They never looked at my neck. I’m now 33 and a mom of 5 children and need spinal surgery. Im still trying to process thus all and am a but scared. Nit sure what the future holds.

Hello scorpionflower. That is a lot to be hit with so suddenly, I'm so sorry. I hope your appointment goes well and will bring some relief to your fears. I'm new in this support group and have already found a lot of information and support. Know that you are in my thoughts.

HUGS!!! I'm a mom of 5, am 37, and my lower vertebrae and SA joint are in horrible shape. I'll be speaking with my rheumatologist on Friday about my neck and about doing further testing to see if there's anything that can be done for me.

It's great that you have a diagnosis and answers and are forming a plan of action. It is scary to think about what you need to do and what effect that is going to have on your kids. Do you have a good support system to help you through things?