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Yes & yes, but . . .: Yes, arthritis of neck can be due to wear & tear brought about by aging. And it can also be brought about by injuries sustained during aging process. But 28yo seems like a pretty young age to be worried about aging and concomitant issues, unless you're a retired football player or someone else who's sustained repetitive trauma to neck. ...Read more
Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Simply stated it is wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs and deformity may ensue. And ...Read more
I was dx with UCTD and cervical osteoarthritis at age 21. Is the OA related to UCTD? How could I possibly get the OA at a young age?
Confused: Those are two different problems that don't affect each other but that can feel similar. In some cases it can be difficult to differentiate one from the other. ...Read more
What is cervical spondylosis(cervical osteoarthritis ) and what does it mean mild to left sided c4-c5?
Aging: Spondylosis basically means aging changes of the spine, which can include degeneration of the discs, arthritis in the joints of the spine, bone spurs, bulging discs. Mild and left sided simply refer to the severity and location of the spondylosis, and C4 - 5 tells you which level of the spine is involved. It may seem unusual to have aging changes at age 28, but early spondylosis can be seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cervical spine: That is an excellent question. Spine surgeons will tell you that our cervical spine starts to show degenerative changes around your 20s. Usually changes in intervertebral disc height are first. In the cervical spine, osteophyte formation can cause nerve impingement and radiculopathy. A doctor needs to consider disc disease and other spinal disorders such as spondylolisthesis etc for cervical pain. ...Read more
Could SEVERE cervical osteoarthritis/bone spur formation, stenosis,reduced ROM, pain cause dizziness,disequilibrium & dizziness. Treatment options?
Cervical djd: I assume you mean roller coaster? This really depends on your symptoms. Roller coasters depending on how exciting can cause a lot of jarring and sudden twisting and turning and this is not advisable as it may make your symptoms worse or produce new symptoms. ...Read more
I suffer from C.O.P.D and Fibromyalgia also cervical spondylosis, and osteoarthritis, also Ibs, now today I was eating my Sunday dinner at home as the norm on a Sunday, when half way throu eating I had this pain that came on all of a sudden down my right
Dr. recc. accupuncture. I have osteoarthritis, cervical spondylosis, chronic fatigue despite CPAP usage. Have you seen evidence of benefit? Describe?
Get the point?: The fact that the practice of acupuncture has been around for about 2000 years pretty much validates the evidence of being beneficial. Despite the results of a multitude of studies designed to validate the benefits, patients still seek help and are thankful for the relief received from acupuncturists. ...Read more