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Degenerative Disease Of Spine
Arthritis: we all get it sooner or later. it is like tires on a car. but unlike worn out tires, there is no cure for it. ...Read more
Hard to say: Depends on a lot and what you do for a living. Being disabled means you cannot do anything else as an occupation since the only ability you had was the one occupation you cannot hold anymore. Recommend never getting labeled "disabled" if possible. ...Read more
Im being treated for ptsd, anxiety, depression, and degenerative spine disease, IV been having some trouble in the bedroom , I believe from the medication, the last time I ejaculated, it had orange tapioca like balls in it, freaked me out, why would thi
Eval: I agree with dr. Holmes. This warrants medical evaluation first and foremost ssri's can cause a vast array of sexual side effects: decreased libido. Lack of erection, retrograde ejaculation, inability to ejaculate, prolonged erection etc - but i don't know why your ejaculate would be lumpy & orange. This could be related to ssri's but other causes would need to be assessed (the world of urology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Xray shows Minimal degenerative disc disease in the lumbar spine. Mild degenerative disc disease at T12-L1. What does this mean for me? I have pain
Osteoarthritis: As we age, the discs in our spine degenerate, meaning they lose water, elasticity, and can weaken. A disc coming apart is called disc herniation and can cause pressure on nearby nerves (this produces radiculopathy when symptoms like numbness and weakness occur from the nerve irritation or injury). Mild degenerative disc disease means the disc has mild signs of aging but not effecting nerves. ...Read more
Can you tell me natural cures for facet joint arthritis/degenerative disc disease in lower lumbar spine?
Could an untreated compression fracture in the mid-thoracic spine ultimately lead to degenerative disc disease of the lumbar spine?
No: No way to conmect the two.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: It may remain localized to one or two specific areas. ...Read more
Wear and tear: It is not unique to have wear and tear throughout the vertebral column. Most often the degeneration is most prominent over the lower back, but can eventually be seen in the neck and mid back as time proceeds. ...Read more
What should he do about his doc. Cuttin him off his pain meds? My boyfriend has deginertive disc disease, 2 holes in his spine and a couple bulged discs and the jelly in the discs are deteriated. He needs surgery, and he can't move with out his meds, he c
Define fibrositis of spine / shoulder blade ? GP said it can last a long time. Is itpart of degenerative disease and is it more common with women ?
Just a fancy term: Yes, your GP is right that the condition is part of the degenerative process. You should learn to live with this reality by knowing how to minimize pain with physical therapy and regular exercise, heat, massage, acupuncture etc. This will hopefully minimize your need and resultant dependence on pain meds. Hope you feel better. ...Read more
Autoimmune disease: Lupus usually does not directly effect the spine or disks. There are pains, myalgias associated with lupus. In general lupus is not a direct player in spinal joint issues. Lupus can effect the spinal cord and brain, but this is a completely different matter and generally does not cause pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does normocephalic, atraumatic without any lesions mean? I have degenerative disc disease, bulging discs, herniated discs, empty cell syndrome, atypical hemangioma in l10 spine.
A recent spine X-ray shows loss of volume of t10 and t12, also degenerative disc disease between l3-l4 and l4-l5 what do these both mean?
Arthritis -- Spine: What are you describing is arthritis of various levels of your spine. Loss of volume describes damage to the intervertebral disc (loss of water), less cushion. Degenerative joint at l-4 and l-5, signify arthritic degeration of the vertebrae - facet and foraminal narrowing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In noncontrast mri-cervical spine with cvj " early degenerative changes in c2-3, c3-4 and c4-5 has noted"what disease I am suffering from?
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?
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