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I have arthris in my lower back what can I do for it?

I have arthris in my lower back what can I do for it?

Therapy: Physical therapy and steroid injections can often help back pain due to degenerative joint disease. You should discuss these options with your doctor. Also consider seeing a spine specialist for specific recommendations on therapy and helpful procedures. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What's good for arthris in lower back?

What's good for arthris in lower back?

Pain treatment.: Unfortunately, although this is a simple question the answer is not. The key to treatment is an appropriate evaluation, the making of a diagnosis, and the development of a treatment plan for that diagnosis. Most pain is self limiting and resolves shortly. Persistent pain requires an evaluation by an appropriately trained provider. ...Read more

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I have chronic low back pain that exists in the lower right side of my back and radiates to the front. MRI shows arthritis in spine. Is this related?

I have chronic low back pain that exists in the lower right side of my back and radiates to the front. MRI shows arthritis in spine. Is this related?

Probably yes: Arthritis in spine with degenerative joint disease can show up with chronic low back pain, and radiate to the front, as muscles and tendons, and nerve roots all are connected in the body. See a DO, an osteopathic physician with a neuromusculoskeletal medicine focus to help assess, and treat your condition to provide maximum decompression, and pain relief. ...Read more

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Just found out I have scoliosis sway back and some arthritis in my low back. How will this affect my life?

Just found out I have scoliosis sway back and some arthritis in my low back. How will this affect my life?

Not much: Many people have scoliosis, and only the less common more severe types are associated with symptoms. X rays and MRI's are very sensitive tests. They often show arthritic changes that are not clinically significant, especially in 26 year olds. I assume the test was done because you have pain? Most acute lower back pain resolves on its own. Avoiding obesity and certain exercises can help. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get an anti-inflammatory injection in my low back for the pain and arthritis and cysts I have there?

Sure...: There are several pain relieving injections for chronic back problems. You need to have an appropriate work up by your doctor including necessary imaging and then you may be referred to a pain management specialist ...Read more

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Chronic pain and stiffness in my knees,elbows and low back. Tested for arthritis and it's not that. I'm 6'6 and this has been going on for years?

Chronic pain and stiffness in my knees,elbows and low back. Tested for arthritis and it's not that. I'm 6'6 and this has been going on for years?

I can believe that you: ...don't have arthritis at age 20 and am happy that you don't have it. However, I am certain that you're NOT an enigma therefore, SOMETHING's going on and needs to be nailed down...and it's not JUST growing pains...you've grown! LOL- I believe you may benefit from sharing results of "tests" that've been done with X-rays/CT's etc. uploaded. Send message if you'd like: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Ckd stage 3 taking NSAIDs lately (1 week)due to arthritis, urine getting dark and having low back pain, concerns?

Ckd stage 3 taking NSAIDs lately (1 week)due to arthritis, urine getting dark and having low back pain, concerns?

CKD: NSAID medications are generally not given to patients with chronic kidney disease as they put patients at risk for acute kidney injury and progression of disease. With that being said, small doses of NSAIDS may be tolerated by some patients. Regardless, chronic use of NSAIDS for back pain should be avoided - Acetaminophen and stretching exercises will help you more :) ...Read more

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Psoriatic arthritis, herniated low back disk, bulging neck disk. Any ok pain doc that can help? Crying, losing sleep, grades drop, life poor, norco=/=

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Psoriatic arthritis, herniated low back disk, bulging neck disk. Any ok pain doc that can help? Crying, losing sleep, grades drop, life poor, norco=/=

Ask family doc: When looking for specialists, 2 options come to mind. 1st, ask your family doc. Often s/he can treat ; manage chronic pain ; depression. Or refer you to appropriate specialist. 2nd, ask your insurer which specialists are in your plan. Good luck! ...Read more