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All Over Body Pain And Disc Degenerative Disease
Does degenerative disk disease cause joint and muscle pain all over body and really bad fatigue flu like aching?
Body hurts constantly. Bulging disc in neck,lumbar hypertrophic disease,beginnings of spinal stenosis.How to ease pain without narcotics?
Physical therapy, ice, Arnica.: physical therapy exercises, including stretching exercises, may be very helpful. Ice applications to the area may decrease pain as well. Arnica is a natural anti-inflammatory that may also give you some relief. Acupuncture, massage, meditation our other conservative approaches that may help you. Spine injections can also be an option. ...Read more
Ability to pop and grind all joints 19 male. Recent swelling in lower back and slight pain. Degenerative disease?
Could be: Could be the case or could also be normal variation. At your age it would be important to make sure there is no underlying infection causing the swelling of the back and joints. I would be seen by doctor. ...Read more
See below: Unfortunately our backs start degenerating in our late teens. Strengthening the core abdominal muscles, and back muscles . Using proper body mechanics and lifting techniques, weight-loss regimen if necessary, avoid smoking, avoid trauma are a few recommendations. Good luck thank you. ...Read more
Herniated and bulging disc's some degenerating and narrowing of spine weakness in both legs and feet right side being worse, nerve pain nothing works
Herniated disk, scoliosis, degenerative disk disease and sciatica. In pain what's the best treatment?
Start w conservative: Start w conservative treatment including physical therapy, epidural injection at the site of the nerve root irritation, and bracing as needed for pain relief. Core strengthening is very important. Surgery may be needed if all else fails. A good physical exam, history, and review of various imaging studies go into deciding what surgery you may need. Please keep us updated. ...Read more
Pretty much: The most common type of arthritis is known as degenerative arthritis and describes the gradual wearing down of the cartilage cushion in a particular joint. In the spine, the disc serves as the cartilage cushion between the vertebrae. When it gets worn down this is known as degenerative disc disease, which essentially is a degenerative arthritis of the spine. Thank you for your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best way to get pain under control chronic pancreatitis and degenerative disk with bone spurs in neck pain arm and lower back and legs?
Unstable neck and ba: The neck and back pain is from instability associated with bad ligaments in the neck and back. The pancreatitis could be the back itself giving the pain. You would greatly benefit from prolotherapy to the neck and back. Find a doctor and learn about prolotherapy fro www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org. Stop smoking! ...Read more
What are some things I can do to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease in my neck?
Therapy: The best long term treatment for neck pain from degenerative changes is strengthening and stretching exercise. Stretching will help maintain motion and strengthening the muscles will provide support for the worn joints and help delay progression. The best way to get into a routine is to work with a physical therapist a few times then transition to an independent exercise program. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a correlation between severe painful cervical degenerative disease and ant disc displacement without reduction/bone spurs and pain in TMJ?
I have degenerative disc disease in all five of the lumbar discs. Is surgery an option with so many discs needing repair?
I have cervical spodolosis and fused and degenerating lumbar discs with sciatica. Any advice to stop progression of degenerating discs?
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
35 years old is it normal to have extreme facett joint pain arthritis and also and uncoverebbral arthrosis completely down c-spine &thoracic?
No: It is not uncommon for people to have back pain. It is estimated that 60-90 percent of americans will have back pain at some point on their life, it often peaks on patients on their 30s and 40s. It is a little unusual to have such diffuse findings and such severe pain. You might consider being screened by a rheatplogist to see if you might have an underlying cause. Thank you. ...Read more
I have 3 levels of degenerated disks in my neck (4,5,6) with several spurs. Pain some days are bad . Any advice on pain management? Traction and heat
Feel for ya!: Having experienced what you have, also at a young age. I would strongly suggest that you see a physician who is experienced in prolotherapy. These injections are quite effective in dealing with pain and are much safer than steroids, nonsteroidals, or surgery (traction and heat and muscle relaxants fine). Go to www.getprolo.com to learn more and find someone locally who is trained. ...Read more
Depends: Most patients with degenerative disease, disc herniations/bulges, facet disease, foraminal stenosis, and spondylosis will not need surgery. The surgery is usually for patients with cord compression (thoracic or neck spine) or symptoms associated with some level of disability form normal life. In short, if you are doing well and don't have spinal cord compression, you will not likely need surgery. ...Read more
Can spine and or hip misalignment cause muscle shrinking and weakness in one half of the body including face? I have bad pelvic, back, and hip pain.
Not alone: If the problem goes up to the face, then no a spine problems is unlikely to be the cause. This is because the nerve supply to the face is through cranial nerves that exit directly out of the brain and do not go through the spine. Don't hesitate to see a neurologist for a full workup. ...Read more
Many: Treatment for symptomatic degenerative disc disease and disc herniations depends on the severity of your symptoms. If you don't have any neurologic deficit, such as weakness, numbness, or bowel/bladder incontinence, you can first try conservative therapy with stretching, strengthening, and anti-inflammatories. If these don't provide relief, you should consult with a pain doctor. ...Read more
Had lumbar MRI for acute butt pain. Says " loss of disc height seen at the l4/5 and l5/s1 levels. Degenerative changes of the sacroiliac joints.
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