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What are some options for someone who has degenerative arthritis in the neck and back

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Mechanical tx: Arthritis in the neck and back is a mechanical problem and is to be treated mechanically. I favor physical therapy, massage, maybe even chiropractor m ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
29 years experience Pain Management
There are a lot: It depends on what symptoms are you experiencing in your neck and back. Conservative treatments like nsaids, acetaminophen, topical medications, physi ... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikas Patel
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Many cause: Spine degeneration has many causes and most of which are really not well understood. Some people get degeneration earlier than others and no one real ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Leg symptoms: The degenerative process can allow the spinal canal to become narrow. This in turn could affect you legs. You could develop sciatic type symptoms. Yo ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knee DJD: Rest, weight control, gentle exercise program, glucosamine, nsaid, omega3, cortisone & viscous injections, external laser, swim, rarely a scope, somet ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Kier
50 years experience Rheumatology
Back pain: Chronic back pain and muscle spasm. Disc disease, nerve impingement with sciatica, lumbar stenosis can occur depending on the severity of the scolios ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Stone
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Varies: There are various reasons why walking can flare up your back if you have djd. One reason is that the discs between your vertebrae can flatten as you ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience Pain Management
Pressure: This is similar to the reason why you would have knee pain with walking due to arthritis. Back pain is usually due to many factors with arthritis bein ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Probably not: "degenerative arthritis in.. Back" is probably unrelated to her problems. That usually refers to osteophytes on the margins of vertebrae, something t ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Seek help: See a rheumatologist, spine doctor or pain specialist and have the cause of the pain documented and treated.
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