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Autoimmune Diseases And Back And Hip Pain
What causes hip and low back pain with these symptoms: shoulder and neck continuous pain and cracking?
Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white ...Read more
Chronic pain in shoulders, neck, back, and arms after cervical fusion july 2013. Also have redness and swelling in knees and hip pain. Poss ra? Fibro?
What could cause pains in hands, feet, shoulders, and knees? I've been checked for all of the autoimmune and rheumatological diseases.
Sedentary lifestyle?: If your doctor has ruled out the many causes of joint pain; including a thorough workup for autoimmune, rheumatologic including Osteoarthritis, Fibromylalgia infectious disesase causes like Lyme, Dengue fever to name a few; metabolic causes Vitamin D deficiency, Cancer etc... which I assume they have. Then maybe it is time to start moving those joints and stretching the muscles improve function ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Constant hip and back pain with popping of hips and sharp pain in back by right hip. Possible reasons for pain?
Many possibilities: The list of possibilities is long. Your best course of action is to see your DR, get an exam, and other testing if necessary. Then you will get a correct DX and treatment If needed. ...Read more
Does degenerative disk disease cause joint and muscle pain all over body and really bad fatigue flu like aching?
Have pain in my shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees. Usually pain accompanied by severe headaches and muscle pains and spasms. What is pain and why?
Polyarthralgia: Polyarthralgia or pain in multiple joint could be seen in many rheumatological conditions. Headaches and muscle spasm may or may not be associated. You need to contact your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. Possibilities may include lupus, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, lyme's disease, polymyalgia rheumatica. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Yes it can but with: back and buttock pain other issues may be a disc, fracture ( stress fx) a slip in the spine, a spondyloarthropathy such as psoriatic arthritis, gastrointestinal related arthritis, and more common in men is ankylosing spondylitis and others, There are also MANY many gyn related issue and GI related issue that can give similar complaints, ASK YOUR DOCTOR don't assume. ...Read more
What rheumatic diseases cause edema (in legs and arms) and widespread swelling with joint pain? I have diagnosis of seronegative spondlyoarthritis.
None. See yur doctor: None of the rheumatic diseases directly cause swelling in the hands & legs. This is more likely a side effect of medications (especially steroids & DMARDs like Enbrel) or a separate problem of the liver (cirrhosis), kidney (nephropathy), or heart (heart failure). There are autoimmune causes of cirrhosis & nephropathy. In this forum, it is hard to say if they are related to seroneg spondylarthritis ...Read more
Imhave mild arthritis in right thumb have pain in hand and lowerback pain after sleep and knee pain and fatigue what are these symptom?
Joint pain: It is common to have joint pain upon awakening when people reach their 50-60, fatigue has so many things it can be associated with it would be hard to provide advice without a consult. So.. If these symptoms are becoming more pronounced you should be evaluated ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Recent MRI and XRay shows bulging disks, arthritis and Bone Spurs in spine. I also have frequent numbness and pain from sciatica on right side and leg?
See an surgeon: Sounds like you need to have an evaluation by a surgeon specializing in spinal surgery, usually an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon. However, clearly a physician ordered the imaging, so have you discussed the findings with that doctor? That is obviously the first step. ...Read more
Can i receive proper medication for my back injury in ohio I have L5 s1 disc herniation and radiculopathy and cronic pain in back and both legs
Complicated: Relying solely on medications is not an optimal solution. Pain meds won't fix your problem and thus taking them will lead to tolerance and risk dose escalation. There is a role for pain meds if used sparingly and only in times of severe breakthrough pain. At 41, they shouldn't be used around the clock. Also consider medications for nerve pain but again they won't fix the problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can facet arthropaty cause sciatica and walking problem/limpness and pain in the leg/ for months?
Are there other diseases besides RA and lupus that could cause severe morning stiffness, joint pain, bone pain, muscle aches? Prednisone does not help
Can chronic salmonella typhoid cause migratory joint pain? I never had acute illness. Joint and muscle pain comes and goes and is migratory.
Migratory joint pain: Studies show that a migratory polyarthritis has a panoply of causes. A careful history and physical exam are indicated promptly. Typhoid fever could cause a reactive arthritis but several questions need to be asked over a series of visits and lab tests to determine your diagnosis. Several etiologies including vascular, infectious,inflammatory, autoimmune, metabolic, idiopathic, neoplastic, etc. ...Read more
I have psoriatic arthritis with features of lupus. The arthritis is in both hips, lower back and neck. What is my prognosis?
The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more
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