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My thighs have been sore for two months with no lower back pain. Can ddd cause this? That is my diagnosis?.

My thighs have been sore for two months with no lower back pain. Can ddd cause this? That is my diagnosis?.

Not Likely: Degenerative disc disease alone usually causes primarily low back pain. There may be some radiating leg pain with it due to local nerve root irritation and referred pain but it is unusual for ddd to cause primarily thigh pain. There may be disc bulging or lumbar stenosis with nerve root compression or it may not be related to your back at all. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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Lower back pain began at 16yrs old(severe at times) now have multiple level degeneration. 2nd MRI worsecould it be scheuermann's disease not ddd. ?

Lower back pain began at 16yrs old(severe at times) now have multiple level degeneration. 2nd MRI worsecould it be scheuermann's disease not ddd. ?

Need to see images: Scheuerman's disease is also known as vertebral epiphysitis, usually involving the thoracic spine, typically adolescent males. It can involve the lumbar spine. There are a number of criteria that need to be met, generally based on the appearance of lateral spine radiographs. Need abnormal angulation (kyphosis) and wedging of least 3 adjacent vertebrae. Please see your doctor and check report. ...Read more

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Diagnosed 4 year's ago with DDD& 2 Prolapse Disks. Some low back pain. But bad left hip pain for 4 years. In bed 3 days. With both sides what's the c?

Diagnosed 4 year's ago with DDD& 2 Prolapse Disks. Some low back pain. But bad left hip pain for 4 years.  In bed 3 days. With both sides what's the c?

StudyIssues yourself: Recommend: John E. Sarno, MD & physical therapist Robin A. McKensie. Though focusing on different, complementary approaches, they both have an excellent track record of helping people out of debilitating back & joint pains. Many docs only sell CT, MRI scans, injections & surgery for common variations in anatomy, as seen on images which often have little to do with pain; don't work & ?debility/pain ...Read more

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Having intense low back pain due to ddd (diagnosed 20+ yrs ago, i'm in my mid 30's). I'm active, no alternative treatment seems to help?

Having intense low back pain due to ddd (diagnosed 20+ yrs ago, i'm in my mid 30's). I'm active, no alternative treatment seems to help?

Conservative Rx: Should try pt /back rehab injections and meds . If these are not effective then surgery may be an option depending on imaging and clinical status .Should see a spine/neuro surgeon for opinion. ...Read more

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How do I find a doctor to get breast reduction for my back pain for free. I have medcaid needs that share of cost. Size 38' ddd?

How do I find a doctor to get breast reduction for  my  back pain  for free. I have medcaid needs that share of cost. Size 38' ddd?

Medicaid will pay: Many hospital clinics and some plastic surgeons accept medicaid . If you meet medicaid's criteria, they will authorize the surgery. ...Read more

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Ten years of back pain troubles caused ddd and spinal stenosis, seems to be lumbar spondylitis related. Tried 1 celebrex (celecoxib) 200mg and helps! any advice?

Ten years of back pain troubles caused ddd and spinal stenosis, seems to be lumbar spondylitis related. Tried 1 celebrex (celecoxib) 200mg and helps! any advice?

? obvious answer?: Celebrex (celecoxib) is still on the market for exactly such situations, particularly if "garden-variety" nsaids have not worked. You need to discuss the risks of long-term use vs. The benefits of treatment / pain relief with your dr to make educated choice if long term use good for you. ...Read more

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Lower back pain What is a focal DDD at L5-S1 w/ adjacent discogenic marrow changes and a R superimposed central subarticular disc extrusion?

 Lower back pain  What is a focal DDD at L5-S1 w/ adjacent discogenic marrow changes and a R superimposed central subarticular disc extrusion?

DDD: After the age of 35, the water and protein content of the cartilage of the body changes. This may cause the gradual deterioration of the disc between the vertebrae is referred to as Degenerative Disc Disease. Usually a combination of treatments is used to help manage the disorder. Most patients treated with non-surgical treatments, but in some cases surgery is necessary. ...Read more

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Lower back pain. Hurts to sit/stand/sleep.MRI showed DDD & acute arthritis. 2 nerve block injections. Still in constant pain. What else could it be?

Lower back pain. Hurts to sit/stand/sleep.MRI showed DDD & acute arthritis. 2 nerve block injections. Still in constant pain. What else could it be?

DDD: What you have is lumbar degenerative disc disease and this is because the disks in your lumbar spine which are the cushions are constantly irritated and the nerves with in the disks cause pain. You should probably see an orthopedic surgeon who will probably send you for something called discography which will help to identify which disks are bad and if the injections have not helped you then you mwhat you have is lumbar degenerative disc disease and this is because the disks in your lumbar spine which are the cushions are constantly irritated and the nerves with in the disks cause pain. You should probably see an orthopedic surgeon who will probably send you for something called discography which will help to identify which disks are bad and if the injections have not helped you then you may be a candidate for a lumbar fusion ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more