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Can you please describe the early symptoms of arthritis in the spine?

Can you please describe the early symptoms of arthritis in the spine?

Pain!: Depends on whether it is inflammatory or degenerative. Spine inflammation usually has a pain increase with being in one position for some time. Degenerative arthritis usually hurts more with acitvitity. Both types usually originate low, but inflammatory arthritis of the spine will usually cause sacroiliac joint inflammation and pain. This pain is usually felt in the "buttocks" or the top pelvis. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Symptoms of arthritis in the spine?

Symptoms of arthritis in the spine?

Stiffness and pain: Stiffness and pain in the back suggest arthritis. X-ray may reveal the cause. ...Read more

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Can you have arthritis & what are symptoms of arthritis in neck to back shoulder area. What might you feel like? What age does it begin? Poor posture

Can you have arthritis & what are symptoms of arthritis in neck to back shoulder area. What might you feel like? What age does it begin? Poor posture

See below: There are multiple types of arthritis, the most common is known as degenerative arthritis and can begin in some patients as early as in the 20s and 30s. Symptoms can include pain, stiffness, and crepitation in the joint involved. Don't hesitate to be seen, there are many treatment options out there. ...Read more

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My doctor said I have a lil bit of arthritis symptoms on my back I feel numbness sometimes is that normal also neck pain?

My doctor said I have a lil bit of arthritis symptoms on my back I feel numbness sometimes is that normal also neck pain?

Doubt arthritis : I can't be certain with the information you have but it's less likely to be arthritis at age 31. My first consideration would be musculoskeletal. As your physician for you to see a physical therapist to help with self directed exercise program. ...Read more

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My IG is 0.03. High. I have no cold symptoms. Back hurts, fibro and arthritis. I'm exhausted. I'm going through a divorce and custody. I'm 34 yrs old.

My IG is 0.03. High.  I have no cold symptoms. Back hurts, fibro and arthritis. I'm exhausted.  I'm going through a divorce and custody. I'm 34 yrs old.

Major Depression: I feel your distress.
Being exhausted and having back pain are symptoms of depression.
See Infectious Disease Specialist for IG level and Arthritis.
See Psychiatrist for Therapy for ecstasy and agony of marriage, agony of divorce process and emotional turmoil about child custody.
Be Captain of your thoughts, feelings and symptoms, not Victim.
Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation. ...Read more

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Which type of anti inflammatory drugs would be the most effective for treating my arthritis back pain? I've been diagnosed with arthritis, and I'm in constant pain along my spine. Are the newer anti inflammatory drugs a safe choice to relieve my symptoms,

Which type of anti inflammatory drugs would be the most effective for treating my arthritis back pain? I've been diagnosed with arthritis, and I'm in constant pain along my spine. Are the newer anti inflammatory drugs a safe choice to relieve my symptoms,

NSAID: Not all anti inflammatory medicines are the same. Celebrex (celecoxib) (a cox-2 nsaid) has less GI side effects than Motrin and other nsaids. Naprelan is also an NSAID with less GI side effects. There are also NSAID patches (flector) and ointment preparations (voltaren gel) that I prescribe for patients with high blood pressure and/or GI ulcers/bleeds in which oral NSAID could be harmful. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can arthritis and degenerated discs in the back give you any symptoms like for example shortness of breath and arms and legs weakness?

Can arthritis and degenerated discs in the back give you any symptoms like for example shortness of breath and arms and legs weakness?

Spine pain: Shortness of breath is not a typical symptom of a degenerated spine. This can be the sign of an underlying medical condition that should be evaluated by a physician. The weakness in the arms and legs can be a sign of spinal cord compression or related to an underlying medical condition, which should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Is back pain a symptom of lung cancer? I have had MRI which showed cervical steonisis and arthritis in my neck and middle back?

Is back pain a symptom of lung cancer? I have had MRI which showed cervical steonisis and arthritis in my neck and middle back?

Can be: Lung tumor invading into the spine or metastases into the vertebral bones can cause back pain. From the information provided you seem to have other explanation of back pain. ...Read more

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Symptoms for two years right leg gives out,,,no pain or numbness mri of knee just mild arthritis mri spine ...1cm lesion at L1 1 Month now .constant smell smoke 3 months of constant buzzing in ears waiting to May19th for skull mri?

Nerve issues: when your leg senses danger. i.e. knee cartilage or nerve impingement the muscle "freeze" and the leg gives out. I first experienced this when I had knee arthroscope and when I woke up my leg was paralyzed. Not really but my quad would not lift my leg. It sensed the disruption in the knee. A protective mechanism. You need to know where the sensing mechanism is. Knee or back. Sounds like back ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of arthritis?

What are the symptoms of arthritis?

Several things: Pain with weight bearing, swelling, reduction in motion, reduction in activity, stiffness. ...Read more

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What can cause the symptoms of arthritis?

What can cause the symptoms of arthritis?

150 + types arthriti: There are over 150 types of arthritis so these differ and these symptoms can be different. The symptoms come from swelling, inside the knee, rubbing of bones and cartilage, inflammatory crystals, torn menisci, joint mice (debris) etc. Each person is different and your evaluation will look at these things to try to help make the diagnosis and develop your therapy program. ...Read more

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What is arthritis and wht r its symptoms?

What is arthritis and wht r its symptoms?

Joint pain: Pain sometimes swelling in any joint caused by inflammation (there are many causes). ...Read more

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What are some symptoms related to arthritis?

Arthritis: Arthritis is characterized by pain in a joint. There are about 150 variaties of arthritis and each has its own pattern or characteristics. ...Read more

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What to do if I have arthritis-like symptoms?

See details: See your own doctor or a rheumatologist and have the issue evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Please explain what are symptoms of arthritis?

Please explain what are symptoms of arthritis?

Arthritis symptoms: Joint pain, swelling, redness, stiffness and warmth are the classic arthritis symptoms, however, mild stiffness alone can be the only arthritis symptom. ...Read more

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What should I do to treat arthritis in my back?

What should I do to treat arthritis in my back?

Depends: Depends on how it is affecting you. In general, staying physically active (aerobic exercise at least 30 min 3 times a week), strengthen the core muscles (low back and tummy muscles). Stretching, heat, cold, over the counter pain relievers can also help. When they do not, see your primary provider. Seeing a spinal specialist may be helpful. ...Read more

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Will exercise relieve the symptoms of arthritis?

Will exercise relieve the symptoms of arthritis?

Slowly & surely.: Exercise is generally good for achiness, but start slow — warm-up, low-impact aerobic work (bicycling, elliptical), easy stretching once warmed up, light weights. Try to exercise on most days of the week — consistency is important in this regard. ...Read more

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Can cracking your back too much cause arthritis?

Can cracking your back too much cause arthritis?

Unlikely!: Obviously there are degrees of doing this. Io suspect unless a problem already exists, that little harm will occur. As a former three-year collegiate wrestler, we would do this to teamates regularly. No harm! ...Read more

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What age can you get arthritis and what are symptoms?

Any age; Swelling: Infants can get arthritis--although this is not very common. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is not uncommon in kids as young as 2 years-old but can develop as a type of chronic inflammatory arthritis at any age. The major symptom of inflammatory arthritis is joint swelling but can also involve joint warmth (warmer than normal joints), morning stiffness in joints, and often (not always) joint pain. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of arthritis?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of arthritis?

See details: Joint pain especially with motion, morning stiffness, possible swelling and tenderness. Symptoms depend somewhat on the type of arthritis. ...Read more

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Can early arthritis be reversed before symptoms really began?

Can early arthritis be reversed before symptoms really began?

It depends: It depends on the type of arthritis. Early treatment can help prevent damage and future problems, especially in rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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Might somebody have arthritis symptoms without having arthritis?

Might somebody have arthritis symptoms without having arthritis?

In a way, yes: Pain around joints can be related to several causes including tendinitis and bursitis. ...Read more

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What kinds of arthritis is there and what are symptoms of each one?

What kinds of arthritis is there and what are symptoms of each one?

Over 200 varieties: Over 200 varieties, with symptoms ranging from pain, swelling, redness, warmth, loss of movement, excessive movement, depending on variety. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have arthritis symptoms without having real arthritis?

Is it possible to have arthritis symptoms without having real arthritis?

Depends what you mea: I'm not sure what you mean by "real" arthritis. Arthritis means joint inflammation. You can have joint inflammation for many reasons from infection, auto-immune, trauma, cancer etc. You can also have joint pain without inflammation due to many causes. ...Read more

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I am 28 and have disc bulges and arthritis in my back what do you think about that?

Not much: I do not view disc bulges as a significant issue. True disc herniations are another issue altogether. Before there were mris disc 'bulges' did not exist. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more