A 21-year-old member asked:
I keep reading about doctors prescribingglucosaminefor arthritis. will this medication help my back pain?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Back pain: Its available otc. Your doctor does not have to prescribe it. It can be tried to see if its helpful.
6.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 23 years experience
Facet Arthropathy: You do have joints in the back called 'facet joints' that can become arthritic & cause pain. The pain patients generally complain of when they have arthritis in their spine is when they lean back & the pain increases. If you have this pain you could have 'facet arthropathy'. It's something that can be treated symptomatically first with cold/hot compresses, nsaids, activity modification & rest.
5.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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