Ankylose This! Living with Ankylosing Spondylitis

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Playing in pain, part 7

Another profile of a high school athlete struggling with ankylosing spondylitis: this time it's Hermiston, Oregon basketball player Krieg Mueller, who was diagnosed a year and a half ago and who isn't responding to treatment. (The article doesn't specify which treatment; curiously, it gives his parents' phone number if anyone has any advice -- I imagine they will shortly be inundated with every quack treatment out there, from herbal remedies to the no-starch diet, when he probably simply needs to try a different NSAID or biologic.)

I've been keeping track of news stories that turn young athletes struggling with AS into sources of inspiration for the healthy. Previous entries: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

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