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I am being sent to pain management for neck and back I have plates in neck degeneration bone disease what will they do?

I am being sent to pain management for neck and back I have plates in neck degeneration bone disease what will they do?

Depends: The treatments available are determined by the cause and type of pain you are experiencing. The pain physician will make recommendations after reviewing your history with you, doing an exam and reviewing and/or ordering radiological imaging studies. Treatment may include medications, physical therapy and interventional procedures. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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For last 3 days a section of the left side of my tongue is completely numb. I have degenerative bone disease & degenerative arthritis in neck, back &?

For last 3 days a section of the left side of my tongue is completely numb.  I have degenerative bone disease & degenerative arthritis in neck, back &?

See a neurologist: for neurological examination, imaging and diagnosis. This is a serious medical condition and evaluation by a neurologist is warranted. ...Read more

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I have a degenerative bone disease. Is there any way to restore my bones?

I have a degenerative bone disease. Is there any way to restore my bones?

Spine or extremities: Degenerative disease is commonly misunderstood it does not relate to bone rather the supporting structures such cartilage or in case of spine the discs height loss to disc deteriotion is common after 40 si it is important to preserve supporting structures such as ligaments bone and muscle maintain core body strength. Stay flexible [yoga] and maintain bone strength with calcium and vitamin d. ...Read more

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What are potential treatments for degenerative bone disease?

See below.: Degenerative joint disease, as the wear and tear affects the joints. Multiple options; starting with pain meds, like the nsaids, tylenol (acetaminophen) arthritis, weight reduction, daily exercises to not only keep wt down but strengthen the muscles which moves the joints, using assistive devices like a cane/stick, crutches/walker; stronger pain meds and if nothing works the surgery. Trip to a dr would help. ...Read more

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Do I have to reveal that I have degenerative bone disease during a job interview?

Do I have to reveal that I have degenerative bone disease during a job interview?

No: An employer can not ask a direct ? About your medical health. If you have to undergo a physical for your job that changes the information you must reveal. ...Read more

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My doctor has been prescribing to me 300mg tramadol per day for osteoarthritis and degenerative bone disease. Will this be effective in treating it?

My doctor has been prescribing to me 300mg tramadol per day for osteoarthritis and degenerative bone disease. Will this be effective in treating it?

Perhaps: Tramadol is a pain reliever that is effective for some folks without being habit forming. It does not "fix" the condition. Often there is no cure, but depending on the exact condition, the drug may be a good part of a program to keep you active. ...Read more

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Bone Diseases (Definition)

Bone diseases are conditions affecting bones that include a large range of issues including weakening of ...Read more