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I have bilateral pars defect & spondylosis which is causing pain & swelling in my foot & ankle how long will my foot hurt for its been almost 2 wks?
Diagnose in 2014 with arthritis in neck/back and lumbar spondylosis.Having swelling in lower back/ ankle/knee /muscle spasms/shooting pain down leg?
I would see a back: specialist, such as spine orthopedic or neurosurgeon, for sciatica and spinal stenosis in the lumbar spine. You will need MRI and/or CT myelograms. If left untreated or undiagnosed, spinal stenosis will debilitate you and push towards non-elective surgery which is never a good thing. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Right leg, ankle swollen i started having real bad abdominal pain in upper right side, lower back pain I have lumbar spondylosis, what could cause it?
Normal aging process: Spondylosis refers to degenerative changes in the spine such as bone spurs and degenerating intervertebral discs and facet joints. It something that is expected. Just as we expect our skin to wrinkle as we get older. It is part of normal aging process. So everyone will have progressive spondylosis as they get older -- even starting as early as the second decade of life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: General conditioning including stretches, cardiovascular exercises and core strengthening are good as well as yoga and pilates. Good sleeping habits, not smoking and weight control are also important. Use of over the counter medication may benefit you as long as no reasons why you can't use them such as tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprophen or naproxen, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't age but also : It is a x-ray term used to described normal aging process of the spine. It may not cause any symptoms. However, smoking and being overweight can accelerate rate of it occurring which can then lead to symptoms which are best managed by smoking cessation, weight control and regular exercise including core strengthening, flexibility and cardiovascular routines. ...Read more
Aging: Some trees grow burls when they grow older. Some spines grow bone spurs when they grow older. Spondylosis describes the bone spurs and bulges on our aging spine (as seen on xrays). One way of looking at them is they are (beneficial) internal re-inforcements. They sometimes cause trouble when pinching and pushing on nerves or spinal cord but for the most part they are harmless. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spondylosis means : Degenerative changes of the spine that occur primarily with age but can be accelerated by other factors such as smoking, deformity, obesity to name a few. Genetics can also play a role. Anterior refers to the front part if the spine typically meaning bone spurs forming off the disc space edges or vertebral body endplates. Sometimes it can lead to instability and deformity or even spinal stenosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer