bilateral degenerative facet disease

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Can degenerative disc disease, facet joint syndrome, and/or scapulothoracic bursitis cause excessive sleepiness and daytime drowsiness?

Not likely, unless

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not likely, unless interferes with nighttime sleep.
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I have chronic back pain, degenerative disc disease, facet arthrosis, nerve compression, spasms, and I have been to pain mang. Tried several treatments including steriods and injections. I am on a certain narcotic for which I know is not helpful, what now

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It appears that you have tried many forms of conservative. I would recommend that you seek the care of a Spinal surgeon. If you have nerve root compression secondary to a disc herniation, facet arthrosis, foraminal stenosis or lateral stenosis, surgical decompression may be in your future. SEE A SPINAL SURGEON!
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with degenerative disc disease, facet arthrosis, nerve compression, buldging discs lumbar and cervical regions, synovial cyst posterior lumbar region in spine, continueum spasms, the need of surgery is the option as of now. I have been through all treatme

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Most surgeons exhaust non-operative care before recommending surgery. Non-operative care can include medications (anti-infammatory arthritis type medicine or pain medications), physical therapy, activity modification, exercise, bracing, chiropractic care, interventional pain management (injections), or alternative medical approaches.
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Dr. Robert Masson answered:

Difference b/t mild bilateral arthrosis (1/13) and superimposed facet degenerative chngs (7/13)? Grind start b/t 2 scans. What can be done to fix?

Disc failure

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It implies that the disc is deteriorated at the intervertebral level putting additional stress on the joints of the spine, the facets. If all conservative measures fail, a well done spinal fusion can solve the progressive problem.
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered:

what does this mean? L-5 S-1 there is central disc protrusion which contacts the thecal sac and bilateral facet degenerative change thickening flavum

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S1 nerve impingement (at the L5 – S1 level) from a herniated disc may cause loss of the ankle reflex and/or weakness in ankle push off (patients cannot do toe rises). Numbness and pain can radiate down to the sole or outside of the foot. In your case the problem will be on both sides.
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Degenrative disc disease & facet joint arthropathy, what to do?

Exercise

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Exercise. Regular aerobic exercise, 30 minutes at least three days a week can reduce pain. Strengthen your core muscles (back and tummy). Physical therapy can guide you in these. A rehabilitation specialist or spinal specialist can also guide you.
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Dr. Geoffrey Ndeto answered:

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is osteophytosis and facet disease?

New bone growth.

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Facet disease refers to inflammation of the small facet joints along the vertebra column while osteophytosis refers to formation of new and immature bone that commonly occurs around damaged joints.
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can the mild facet disease in my lower back around my waist area be reversed from degeneration?

No, but the symptoms

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associated with this can be controlled with lifestyle modifications including not smoking, weight control and regular exercise. If no contraindications, over the counter medications can help. Core muscular stabilization workouts can benefit as well including Yoga and/ or Pilates.
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Dr. Alan Feldman answered:

Is it safe to receive facet injections in the spine and having hypothyroidism plus taking Levothyroxine for my thyroid disease?

No association

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As long as your thyroid level is normal while on levothyroxine, there should be no problem with receiving treatment for other disorders such as spine facet injections.
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I am a patient with Deg disc disease, facet arthritis, bulging discs, nerve compressed, and etc. I am in need of new doctors. From NC Wake Forest. ?

Call hospital system

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I would call your local hospital system. I would look for a physician who is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist (physiatrist). Other options include orthopedists, neurosurgeons or anesthesiologists. All have something different to offer when evaluating your pain problem.
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