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I have chronic ankylosing spondylosis and recently diagnosed with secondary oa of the hip knee and shoulder jnt.Are pain patches useful for me?
Yes: If your insurance company will relent and approve them. Some uninsured persons have reported significant pain relief from a topical lotion made by soaking medicinal cannabis in olive oil exposed to the sun for two weeks then passed through cheese cloth ; lavender essential oil added. Should only be produced within states that allow this activity and within their regulations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
52/f severe left shlder, left arm & neck pain. Have osteoarthritis, rheumatoid & psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylosis & deg disc disease, help!
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. Trauma has been shown to accelerate changes including whiplash. Disc surgery will accelerate the process as can a fusion leading to adjacent level changes. ...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. Sometimes it can lead to instability and deformity or even spinal stenosis. Disc surgery will accelerate the process as can a fusion leading to adjacent level changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
It simply means: Degenerative changes of the spine.Get a more detailed answer ›
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: Unfortunately.. once you have spondylosis (or arthritis of the spine), you have what you have. There is no way to reverse the process, although this does not mean 'pain'... There are lots of people with terrible spines and no pain, and vice versa. 'Motion is Lotion' I often say to people with spondylosis and mild flexibility exercises and lots of walking are typically helpful. Good luck! ...Read more
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