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Diagnose in 2014 with arthritis in neck/back and lumbar spondylosis.Having swelling in lower back/ ankle/knee /muscle spasms/shooting pain down leg?

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

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Spreading pain to leg; what does spondylosis do to your back?

Spreading pain to leg; what does spondylosis do to your back?

Degeneration: Spondylosis is a word to describe the degeneration or aging that occurs in everyone if they live long enough. Tissues thicken; bone spurs form, ;disks narrow, bulge, lose water. When this narrow space around nerves, sometimes the nerves are irritated, causing leg pain, numbness, weakness. ...Read more

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Started baclofen10mg a week ago. Cerv spondylosis, noct. leg cramps. Will I see greater benefit of this dose over time? Some + effect, intermittent.

Started baclofen10mg a week ago. Cerv spondylosis, noct. leg cramps. Will I see greater benefit of this dose over time? Some + effect, intermittent.

Can increase dose: when used as part of multi-modal pain medicine regimen, baclofen is pretty effective. max dose is usually 80mg. day. if it is helping you, i would recommend talking to your doctor and asking for safely increasing the dose. it may cause sedation and in renal disease the effect of medication is increased - so exercise caution ...Read more

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Is vibration of left foot a sign of bulging disk and spondylosis a symptom of condition getting worse?

Is vibration of left foot a sign of bulging disk and spondylosis a symptom of condition getting worse?

Is this your Q?: If you mean the feeling of vibration, it is possibly related to a bulging disc. It is a weak indicator though. Better symptoms are pain, numbness, tingling and weakness. Better still, WHERE the symptom occurs may fit a suspicious pattern. Consider asking the question- "I have a feeling of vibration in {precise area}. What could be the cause?" ...Read more

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Vibrating in left foot. I have spondylosis and a bulging disc. Pain from my back goes down my left leg.somedays I cant walk or move?

Vibrating in left foot. I have spondylosis and a bulging disc. Pain from my back goes down my left leg.somedays I cant walk or move?

I'm not sure what: the question is. The starting point would be bed rest for a couple of days then physical therapy. If EMG confirms muscle loss in the leg you should consider surgery. I would start the therapy before surgery however to improve your chance of a good outcome. ...Read more

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Mri:bi lateral hypertrophy l4-l5 with minimal spondylosis, flattening of the thecal sac and bilateral neural foramina.Can this cause goosebumps in leg?

Mri:bi lateral hypertrophy l4-l5 with minimal spondylosis, flattening of the thecal sac and bilateral neural foramina.Can this cause goosebumps in leg?

Back/leg pain: L4/5 spondylosis is arthritis of the low back. The l4/5 level is a very common level where the joints become overgrown (facet hypertrophy) and cause narrowing and nerve impingement. The nerve irritation (sciatica) can cause skin changes but goosebumps is not one of them. ...Read more

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Can arthritis cause numbness? I have mild arthritis in hands; spondylosis w/rt leg+hip pain & as of 3 days ago, rt big toe: pain & partial numbness.

Can arthritis cause numbness? I have mild arthritis in hands; spondylosis w/rt leg+hip pain & as of 3 days ago, rt big toe: pain & partial numbness.

Possibly: Possibly through pressure on nerves, but this picture is more complicated. Rheumatologic evaluation would be required to see if this is mechanical or related. ...Read more

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Doctor said I have lumbar spondylosis, mass effect right L4 L5 nerve root, but left leg numb and dr did epordiaol injection on left L5S1 why?

Doctor said I have lumbar spondylosis, mass effect right L4 L5 nerve root, but left leg numb and dr did epordiaol injection on left L5S1 why?

Please repost: Please repost and include the answers to your questions given to you by the doctor who made the diagnosis and did rhe injection; or, if you did not ask the doctor, please state why you did not ask him/her and why you're posting the question for online doctors who have no direct knowledge of your case. ...Read more

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Spinal pain/radiculopathy several years MRI Dx spondylosis & stenosis c5/6, t4/5 & OA all lumbar joints. GP says only option pain mgmt - is this true? Am 55 & pain/cramping in R arm leg getting worse. No MRI upper back but bad stinging pain. Help pls

Spinal pain/radiculopathy several years MRI Dx spondylosis & stenosis c5/6, t4/5 & OA all lumbar joints. GP says only option pain mgmt - is this true? Am 55 & pain/cramping in R arm leg getting worse. No MRI upper back but bad stinging pain. Help pls

Pain in neck & back: The dilemma faced by the neurosurgeon is that when he is operating so close to the spinal cord he might accidentally cut some nerves and paralyze you. One of the oldest medical maxims is: Primum non nocere. First Do no harm. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See details: Severe abdominal pain is potentially serious and requires immediate evaluation. It is not related to the lower back issue. See your own doctor immediately or go to the ER. ...Read more

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Can spondylosis be cured and how?

Can spondylosis be cured and how?

No: Spondylosis itself is a term used to describe degeneration of the spine. Though the symptoms associated with spondylosis (back pain, leg pain, sciatia, etc) can be cured or treated, the spondylosis itself cannot be cured. ...Read more

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Is there a way to cure spondylosis?

Is there a way to cure spondylosis?

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 more

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Are there any ways to relieve spondylosis pain?

Options: Pt/core strengthening medications injection therapies to the facet joints healthy lifestyle: tobacco cessation, weight loss other: manual manipulation/massage/acupuncture. ...Read more

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Spondylosis - i need tips on management of this?

Spondylosis - i need tips on management of this?

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

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What is spondylosis of lumber and how is it treated?

What is spondylosis of lumber and how is it treated?

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 more

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