Susan discusses the procedure she had after the needle biopsy.
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Procedure Post Needle Biopsy - Susan's Story My name is Susan Jacobs and when I was in eight grade I was really into gymnastics and dance and all kinds of sports and I used to do head stand on my parents stairs and I started noticing that my neck hurt a lot. And I started mentioning it to my parents then they tell me well stop doing head stands, that’s probably the problem and I stopped but the pain didn’t go away. So eventually they took me to my pediatrician to you know further investigate what was the matter. Its been a long time since I was diagnosed but I seem to recall that the pediatrician recommended that we go talk to a pediatric rheumatologist because it became obvious that it wasn’t just my neck. Other joints started to hurt, so we went to a specialist for children in rheumatology.