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Doctor insights on: Degenerative Disease Of Spine

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What is degenerative spine disease? Is there a cure?

What is degenerative spine disease? Is there a cure?

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

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Is degenerative spine disease a disability? Please advise!

Is degenerative spine disease a disability? Please advise!

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

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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

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 more

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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

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

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Can degenerative disc disease spread to other parts of your spine?

Can degenerative disc disease spread to other parts of your spine?

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

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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 ?

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

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How could lupus affect the spine? Could it cause degenerative disc disease or ruptured disc?

How could lupus affect the spine? Could it cause degenerative disc disease or ruptured disc?

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 more

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How do I know I am walking with correct posture for degenrative disc disease of lumbar spine?

How do I know I am walking with correct posture for degenrative disc disease of lumbar spine?

REALLY?: Are you sure you have ddd at your age? If you really do, a physical therapist or chiropracyor may help with exercises and posture. Good luck. ...Read more

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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 more

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