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Difference Between Cervical Spondylitis And Spondylosis
Inflammatory v degen: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is an inflammatory arthritis that affects the spine, pelvis, and sometimes the peripheral joints as well. Spondylolisthesis is a degenerative change in the spine that allows one vertebra to slide out of alignment with the one next to it. These conditions are treated differently. ...Read more
See below: Spondylosis refers the development or degenerative changes in the spine, whereas radiculopathy infers the irritation of a nerve in the back. Spondylosis can lead to a radiculopathy, but there are also other causes of a radiculopathy other than Spondylosis as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Location location: Do you mean besides location, size and amount of motion they have? ...Read more
Please help! what is the difference between cervical disc herniation and cervical disc encroachment?
Difference: They are both rheumatologic conditions, however RA usually has detectable blood markers suggesting joint degeneration in specific patterns as a result of a hyperactive immune response. Ankylosing spondylitis is usually negative for blood markers, but associated with hla b27 antigen. It causes inflammation in the joints of the axial skeleton resulting in fusion of the sacroiliac and spinal segments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Semantics: A ruptured disc is indicative of a tear in the annulus fibrosis which contains a gelatinous substance, and the rupture sticks out beyond a few mm. If the disc rupture is large enough, it could contact nerve roots or even the spinal cord, and as it gets closer, it is termed encroachment. ...Read more
Degree: A retrolisthesis refers to a usually mild posterior positioning when comparing one vertebrae with the vertebrae above or below it. A dislocation is a much more severe condition and in the spine requires a major trauma to occur. In a dislocation, all contact between the two bones on each side of the joint has been lost: for example a humerus that completely comes out of the shoulder is dislocated. ...Read more
Different labels: A disc herniation is a portion of a disc outside its normal confines while a radiculopathy is pain over a nerve path cuaaed by a pinching or compression of that nerve which could include a disc herniation, a cyst, a tumor or mass, a blood clot called a hematoma or spobal strnosis to name a few. ...Read more
Overuse / Immune sys: Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by one's immune system attacking the joint cartilage, so usually in multiple joints at once. Degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis is from traumatic overuse. Actual overuse by repetitive normal motions is unusual. A knee joint will run thousands of miles over 70 years if the knee is never "twisted" injured. Not using a joint enough leads to osteoarthritis! ...Read more
Friendly fire: In rheumatoid arthritis, the body's immune system thinks the lining of the joints (synovium) are an intruder (like a virus or bacteria). The immune system attacks (friendly fire) the joints causing pain, stiffness, fatigue, joint damage, and disability if not treated aggressively. Osteoarthrits is when the cartilage of the joint degenerates. The immune system is not directly involved in the proces. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can you differentiate between cervical spondylosis and a herniated cervical nucleus pulposus without imaging?
Difficult: Unless they are symptomatic and at different cervical levels they are radiographic findings. ...Read more
Can a fall/back trauma cause djd? What is the difference between djd, sacrolitis and facet hypertrophy, osteophytes and stenosis/compression of l5-s
Yes. DJD= Degenerat-: Ive joint disease of a joint. Can affect any joint. If its in the back its called spondylosis; sacroiliitis= inflammation of the sacro-iliac joint, due to arthritis, injury or an infection; facet hypertrophy= enlargement of the facet joints from arthritis; osteophytes= spurs of bone from arthritis; stenosis= narrowing of the spine. Compression= pinching of a nerve from any cause. ...Read more
Local and Systemic : There are many difference between oteo and ra. Osteo usually local and the other is systemic. Morning stiffness lasts less than 60 mins; tends to get worse later throughout day. In RA morning stiffness lasts longer than 1 hour; worse in am; stiffness occurs in am & periods of rest. Common in both men and women. Before 50 more men than women, after 50 more women than men, RA effect women more ...Read more
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