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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience Orthodontics
See max/facial OS: Spontaneous fractures are rare. The best plan is to consult with a maxillo-facial surgeon and discuss findings, especially after extensive study of cb ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Progressive disease: Osteoarthritis (oa) also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease or osteoarthritis, is a group of mechanical abnormalities invol ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angus Worthing
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Stiff sore joints: Stiffness after sleeping or sitting still, then pain and swelling progress and can end up lasting day and night. A rheumatologist is an expert in DJD ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
28 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Yes: The prevalence of degenerative joint disease (DJD) is high in the us. DJD becomes more common with age. The incidence also increases secondary to pr ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Arthritis vrs aging: Degenerative joint disease is an outdated term for osteoarthritis of peripheral joints. Degenerative disc disease is sometimes diagnosed when vertebr ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Naftulin
33 years experience Pain Management
Osteoarthitis: The terms "osteoarthritis" , "osteoarthrosis" and "degenerative joint disease"(djd) are used interchangeably. They all refer to age-related joint det ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Exercise: Exercise. Regular aerobic exercise, 30 minutes at least three days a week can reduce pain. Strengthen your core muscles (back and tummy). Physical the ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possible: Loss of calcium and bone density. With continued loss of fat in the stool, calcium and vitamin d may be lost in excessive amounts. This may result in ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
OA vs DJD: These terms are synonymous. Both implicate the joint as the cause of symptoms, usually pain and stiffness.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Degenerative disc disease (ddd) and arthritis are very similar, and often are considered the same. Arthritis, however, is a broader term that can incl ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience Geriatrics
Yes!: Sometimes induced by trauma! at your age.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
20 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Bone spurs: Like the mineral deposits that collect over the decades on our plumbing... http://www.grhealth.org/neuroscience-center/spine/spine-glossary/content ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
28 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Arthritis pain: Degenerative joint disease (DJD) is a descriptive phrase for arthritis. DJD involves wear and tear to the articular cartilage of the knee. This proc ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Karelis
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: With wear and tear (chronic use), the outer layer of cartilage in a joint tends to break down or degenerate.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clive Segil
57 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See below: Usually as the result of an aging spine the tiny facet joints are the same as all the other small joints in the body which over time begin to ache.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
10 years experience Pain Management
Orofacial Pain : Temporomandibular disorders, jaw pain, orofacial pain or jaw joint problems are terms which denotes chronic jaw pain problem which is not due to any d ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Nothing: There is no cure for degenerative arthritis of the spine, natural or otherwise.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
10 years experience Pain Management
Few optons: Depending on the damage to the joint, your treatment options range from nsaids, steroids, oral orthotics and surgery. You should consult an orofacial ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience Dentistry
TMD/TMJ: Tmj stands for temporomandibular joint. It is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the base of the skull at two areas or joints. It sometimes refe ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
DJD w osteophytes: Degenerative joint disease (DJD) is the normal "wear and tear" kind of arthritis that we are all going to get as we get older in our most used joints. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Mostly the same: Tmj is the name of the place where the lower jaw (mandible) meets with the skull. Tmd is a disorder of that joint. It's caused by lots of things, in ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert German
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Multi joint pain: i would first see a rheumatologist to evaluate you for a potential inflammatory arthritic process.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Estrada Bernard
37 years experience Neurosurgery
Degenerative change: The uncovertebral joint is an interphase of adjacent cervical spine vertebrae located in either side and adjacent to the disc space and opening for ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Definitely: Someone may grind their teeth for a number of reasons. Often, the problem occurs because the muscles of the face and jaw are trying to get the teeth ... Read More

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