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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Lumbar (Definition)

The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more


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37 year old has scoliosis, lumbar lordosis and curved spine, and was born with hip dysplasia.Had several surgeries. Now has joint and back pain walkin?

37 year old has scoliosis, lumbar lordosis and curved spine, and was born with hip dysplasia.Had several surgeries. Now has joint and back pain walkin?

Joint/Back pain: You have a difficult problem because of your history. You should seek the advice of a qualified physiatrist who specializes in spine care. Preferentially they should work in the same practice as a spine surgeon so you can get both opinions. ...Read more

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Cortisone inj. Today in rt. Shoulder at jt. For tendonitis. This eve. I have sign. Pain moving rt. Arm. Ice? Ys in december show degenerative joint disease with bone spurs from neck down length of back and right shoulder. Decreased rom with some pain

Cortisone inj. Today in rt. Shoulder at jt.  For tendonitis.  This eve. I have sign.  Pain moving rt. Arm.  Ice? Ys in december show degenerative joint disease with bone spurs from neck down length of back and right shoulder.  Decreased rom with some pain

You : You can try ice and advil (ibuprofen) (if you have no reasons you can't take advil (ibuprofen)), but if the pain persists or you have any fever or redness then you must call your orthopedist immediately for evaluation to be sure you aren't having a reaction or an infection. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of degenerative joint disease?

What are the symptoms of degenerative joint disease?

Stiff sore joints: Stiffness after sleeping or sitting still, then pain and swelling progress and can end up lasting day and night. A rheumatologist is an expert in DJD and can be helpful. ...Read more

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Is degenerative joint disease really common in the us?

Yes: The prevalence of degenerative joint disease (DJD) is high in the us. DJD becomes more common with age. The incidence also increases secondary to previous injuries and obesity. ...Read more

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What's the upshot of getting degenerative joint disease?

What's the upshot of getting degenerative joint disease?

Upshot?: If you are asking what is good about djd, the answer is nothing. If you want to know about successful treatments, then we are talking anti-inflammatory medications, general analgesics, range-of-motion exercises as well as aerobic activities. Stretching and strengthening exercises are all useful. Injections can help a ton as well. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is degenerative joint disease (d.J.D.)?

What kind of condition is degenerative joint disease (d.J.D.)?

Progressive disease: Osteoarthritis (oa) also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease or osteoarthritis, is a group of mechanical abnormalities involving degradation of joint including the cartilage inside the joint and bone supporting it. ...Read more

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Is it ever too early to be suffering from degenerative joint disease in knees?

Is it ever too early to be suffering from degenerative joint disease in knees?

Maybe not: Don't know how old you are but early injuries sustained in trauma/accidents over time can lead to degeneration of the joints. If you are still under 25 then you need to look for other problems. Keep your joints limber with exercise, stretching, eating well and lots of water. ...Read more

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Why do I have new symptoms but MRI was ok except for degenerative joint disease in neck?

Why do I have new symptoms but MRI was ok except for degenerative joint disease in neck?

DDD: I assume you mean degenerative disc disease. See a board certified pain specialist. Cervical traction and facet blocks will help. The problem is inflation in the joints of the neck due to degeneration of the discs. ...Read more

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What are my options for degenerative joint disease/osteoarthritis in my temporal mandibular joint?

What are my options for degenerative joint disease/osteoarthritis in my temporal mandibular joint?

Few optons: Depending on the damage to the joint, your treatment options range from nsaids, steroids, oral orthotics and surgery. You should consult an orofacial pain dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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At an age of around 30, is it too early to be suffering from degenerative joint disease in the knees?

At an age of around 30, is it too early to be suffering from degenerative joint disease in the knees?

See below: Yes. It is not impossible, but certainly far from the norm for a 30 year old to have djd. ...Read more

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My 14 year old daughter was diagnosed with degenerative joint disease. Are shots and surgery effective?

Start Conservately: Diet, medications, exercises, avoiding trauma are the first place to start, then get more agressive with shots and lastly surgery if they do not help. ...Read more

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What are degenerative joint disease?

What are degenerative joint disease?

Djd: Degenerative joint disease is also known as osteoarthritis and is basically the wearing down of the cartilage cushion in the involved joint. ...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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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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Is degenerative joint disease covered by disability?

Is degenerative joint disease covered by disability?

Pain physician: It is the effect of a disorder/disease which makes a person disable rather than having the disease. You should consult a pain management center for better guidance. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can help degenerative joint disease?

Exersise: With a good physiotherapist, ck with pcp, to see if it' really degenerative disease? R/o other arthridides. ...Read more

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Is degenerative joint disease the same thing as osteoarthritis?

Is degenerative joint disease the same thing as osteoarthritis?

Yes: Arthritis or degenerative joint disease are generic catch all terms applied to all conditions affecting the cartilage inside a joint. There are over a hundred different types of arthritis. ...Read more

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Are degenerative joint disease and osteoarthritis the same thing?

Yes: With wear and tear (chronic use), the outer layer of cartilage in a joint tends to break down or degenerate. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs ...Read more