Juvenile Ankylosing Spondylitis
In February of 2022, Parker was diagnosed with juvenile ankylosing spondylitis after a good six months of grueling and constant thigh pain, hip stiffness, and having to drop tennis and call off work. The first two doctors tried medicine, and the third set him up with a physical therapist for a few weeks. After none of it worked, and feeling absolutely hopeless to find something, the doctor finally ordered Parker a CT scan with contrast. They finally diagnosed him with arthritis. Since then he's been on Humira and living like he had before. Parker got back into tennis and work. Parker says "it felt amazing and still does, and I’m very thankful I got the disorder figured out."