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Degerative Disc Disease
I am looking to find a spinal doctor in my area (wake forest, north carolina) who will take me seriously. I have degerative disc disease, facet arthrosis, nerve compressiom, buldging discs, synovial cysts, etc and pain that only gets worse. I've done just
See Pain Doctor: Employing a multi-modal approach, most fellowship trained pain specialists offer the most effective management of painful conditions. To accurately diagnose and treat patients, we will utilize imaging studies, electro-diagnostic evaluations, history ; physical examinations, targeted physical therapy, appropriate and responsible medication management and cutting-edge interventional procedures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would be your choice of treatment for migraines, fibromyalgia, cervical stenosis, degerative disc and joint disease, TMJ & myofacial combined.
Variable: There is no single medication which will provide significant relief for all of these disorders; you should see your pcp for this complex dilemma. A good starting point for therapy is non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, like aleve. Add to that a general neuropathy rx like lyrica. Each case and response to therapy is different -- see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have I.I.H for which i have suffered lots of lumber punctures and now i have been told i have premature disc disease could the lumber punctures caus?
Aging discs: Degenerative disc disease is the process by which discs in your back break down with wear and tear and with aging. Discs are found between vertebral bodies in our spines. Discs provide cushions between bones. Gravity, years of heavy lifting and running and walking and standing and jumping provides stress on the discs and they break down with time. Pain, nerve issues and other symptoms arise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: This is unlikely to worsen or improve disc disease. At best it may help the symptoms either transiently or less frequently for a prolonged period of time. ...Read more
Misnomer: For practical purposes, it's a misnomer describing an aging disc. It's like telling someone with wrinkles that she suffers from "degenerative skin disease". Radiologists love to use this term, so do busy spine surgeons. "disease" makes it sound like you urgently need a fusion or artificial disc implant. All our discs "degenerate" over time and most of us never have any trouble from that. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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