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Degenerative Disc Disease Vs Degenerative Joint Disease
Arthritis vrs aging: Degenerative joint disease is an outdated term for osteoarthritis of peripheral joints. Degenerative disc disease is sometimes diagnosed when vertebral spurs are noted. The latter phenomenon, referred to most accurately as spondylosis deformans, is asymptomatic. It may be associated with disc disease, but disc damage does not necessarily cause pain. ...Read more
What are some things I can do to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease in my neck?
Therapy: The best long term treatment for neck pain from degenerative changes is strengthening and stretching exercise. Stretching will help maintain motion and strengthening the muscles will provide support for the worn joints and help delay progression. The best way to get into a routine is to work with a physical therapist a few times then transition to an independent exercise program. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could degenerative disc disease (that causes pain) and osteoarthritis cause highly sensitive CRP blood test to be high?
NO: No. Only inflammatory.....Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: The bone scan shows areas of active bone deposition as "hot". Osteopenia won't be diagnosed as this denotes loss of bone density. Degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis may not be demonstrated if they are insufficient to cause a bone response (healing or what is medically called an osteoblastic response). ...Read more
Is it safe to take 500mg levaquin (levofloxacin) 1x day for 10d if I have spine issues of degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and osteoarthritis of spine?
Can degenerative disc disease, facet joint syndrome, and/or scapulothoracic bursitis cause excessive sleepiness and daytime drowsiness?
22 year-old woman is 59" and 85 pounds, found to have osteoporosis, and despite not having any eating problems, cannot gain weight to get back.....?
Depends on symptoms: Degenerative disc disease, is a misnomer -- and not a disease. Just normal wear & tear that occurs w/ age -- it typically starts in the 2nd decade of life, everyone experiences this--equivalent to skin wrinkles (:degenerative skin disease"), gray hair ("degenerative hair disease"). In of itself needs no treatment. If symptoms present, ask your spine surgeon to guide you through finding the source. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Let me try to help:
(DDD) is the gradual degeneration of the
discs that reside between the vertebrae in the spine. ...Read more
First line--medications (advil, aleve, (naproxen) etc.--avoid opiates if you can!) as needed for pain relief, ergonomic adjustments at work (good seating posture/distance from computer, etc.), gentle neck exercises.
Second-line: steroid+/- Lidocaine injections for pain not controlled with medications. These injections last from a few weeks to several months.
Third line: neck surgery. The results are mixed! ...Read more
TENS: YES - its worth a try as it can work quite well. ...Read more
Spinal decompression: Remember, any changes that occur with traction are temporary. Once normal weight bearing is restored, all changes revert to pre-traction state. Inversion tables do exactly the same thing for about $250 total vs. Around $200 per treatment with chiropractic traction. If this treatment avoids the need for meds, it is great. No problem trying it as long as other important causes ruled out first. ...Read more
Just means that: Your spine is not normal looking anymore. How abnormal is it? Hard to know without evaluation and examination of images. Really depends on what is going on and what can be done to help relieve any pain you may have. Everyone gets degenerative disc disease as we get older, just an FYI. ...Read more
Another doctor: ? what treatments are for DDD & fibromyalgia (FM) in 38 yo. DDD merely radiologic descriptor &, as applied to 38 yo, not pain generator. Find another physician, preferably Osteopath. FM cause is multifactorial soft tissue injuries requiring several non-toxic natural therapies, including weight loss & exercise (aquatherapy, gentle yoga, walking), to reconstitute proper soft tissue function & cure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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