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Degenrative disc disease & facet joint arthropathy, what to do?

Degenrative disc disease & facet joint arthropathy, what to do?

Exercise: Exercise. Regular aerobic exercise, 30 minutes at least three days a week can reduce pain. Strengthen your core muscles (back and tummy). Physical therapy can guide you in these. A rehabilitation specialist or spinal specialist can also guide you. ...Read more

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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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What is uncovertebral joint disease?

Loss of normal joint: Could be traumatic, degenerative as well as inflammatory. It is good to have diagnosis and treatment . See an appropriately trained interventional pain physician. Gabor racz md fipp abipp. ...Read more

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What's the cause of the joint disease hms (hyper mobility syndrome)?

What's the cause of the joint disease hms (hyper mobility syndrome)?

Ehlers-Danlos : Ehlers-danlos or marfans syndrome is a hereditary disorder that causes this condition and cannot be prevented. Muschle strenthening helps with the symptoms. ...Read more

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What is apophyseal joint disease?

Apophysitis: is a term used to describe inflammation or pain at a secondary growth center. Example: a child may have calcaneal apophysitis. Calcaneus is the heel bone. The back of the heel when not developed is a separate piece of bone than the body of the heel bone and sometimes kids get pain at this location…..at the growth centers... ...Read more

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Osteoarthritis syndrome is a degenerative form of joint disease. What does it affect?

Osteoarthritis syndrome is a degenerative form of joint disease. What does it affect?

Virtually all joints: Most joints can be invovled, but some many more times likely than others. Cartilage deteriorates and has little capacity for regneration, since it is devoid of blood flow. Nutrition of cartilage is from diffusion of nutrient fromm blood flowing to adjacent bone and muscle. It can be primary, caused by wear and tear, or be caused by an inflammatory arthritis. Weight bearing joints more likely. ...Read more

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What are degenerative joint disease?

What are degenerative joint disease?

Osteoarthitis: The terms "osteoarthritis" , "osteoarthrosis" and "degenerative joint disease"(djd) are used interchangeably. They all refer to age-related joint deterioration. Factors which may predispose to DJD include genetic predisposition, previous injury to the affected joint and probably environmental exposure (occupation, etc)."disease" is considered by many to be a misnomer. ...Read more

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What are the effects of degenerative joint disease?

What are the effects of degenerative joint disease?

Cartilage Breakdown: The hallmark feature of DJD is cartilage breakdown. This may be associated with joint stiffness, pain, joint deformity, changes in the adjacent bone (cysts and bone spurs) and inflammation of the joint. All of these taken together provide a picture of arthritis. ...Read more

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What type of doctor specializes in degenerated joint disease?

What type of doctor specializes in degenerated joint disease?

See a orthopedic Dr.: You can see either an orthopedic doctor(surgeon) or a rheumatologist. Depending on which joints are affected and your symptoms will dictate the type of treatment you need. If the degeneration is in your spinal joints than you would maybe need to see a neurologist or neurosurgeon. A pain management doctor may also be able to give you injections to decrease or eliminate your pain. ...Read more

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What does having degenerative joint disease mean?

DDD and aging: Degenerative joint disease is part of the process of aging, though it can be accelerated due to medication, structure damage causing additional wear on adjacent joint, or familial tendancy to this syndrome. It is the breakdown of the joint, often the spinal discs, causing nerve pain or simple bone pain. Medications (non-opioid) or surgery may be in your future. ...Read more

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