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Massage Therapy Spinal Arthritis
A condition where there 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
My boyfriend has acute spinal arthritis and is worried about treatments, age, meds, etc. What are some things i can comfort him with?
Don't worry: "spinal arthritis" or degenerative changes to the spine occur naturally in all of us. In fact, over 80% of the population will experience back or neck pain at some point in their life. Pain can occur as early as your teen years. Fortunately most cases of spinal pain improve without treatment, but if not there are many non-surgical options including therapy, medication, and injections. ...Read more
Yes : It could do this if the narrowing in the spine pinches the nerves. Your evaluation will help clarify whether there is any neurologic damage. ...Read more
Long term problems: You are very young to truly have spinal arthritis. Starting a young person on opioid pain pills has been shown to be problematic. People become tolerant to the effects ( more pills are needed) and you can develop what is called opioid induced hyperalgesia. This means the pain pills will cause your pain to actually increase over time. Alternative medications are available. See a specialist ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: It does not appreciably change the course of he disease. ...Read more
I have spinal arthritis and I am always achy, tired, stiff, lethargic. Are these all symptoms of arthritis or something else?
Spinal stenosis: The arthritis in the spine could be compressing the exiting nerve roots from the spinal cord causing numbness down the legs. If the back pain and symptoms down the leg(s) become too debilitating then surgery would be recommended. A spine surgeon consult would be advised. Obviously if bowel/bladder issues start then this surgery becomes urgent. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a 2 episodes of sudden incontinence when I stood up - no warning. I couldn't stop it. Have episodic ataxia, and severe spinal arthritis. ?
Several symptoms!: Back pain and stiffness. If your pain is worsened by being in one position of immobility, it is likely inflammation. If occurs following activity, degeneration. Inflammatory pain improves with modest activity. Nonethless, pain in the back, if chronic, needs investigation. Arthritis need not interfere with life activities. ...Read more
Healthtap: You are in the right place. "spinal arthritis" is a broad term. It usually refers to degenerative changes that occur naturally in the intervertebral discs or joints of the spine. These changes can start as early as your teen years. Up to 80% of the population will experience pain related to these changes at some point in their life, but fortunately most will improve without major treatment. ...Read more
Is it possible for a 26yo male to have spinal arthritis, and what are the long-term complications?
What do you suggest if my grandfather who's 73 just got diagnosed with spinal arthritis, can anyone tell me anything about it?
Facet Arthropathy: Facet arthropathy/arthritis. There are joints in the spine where the bones articulate and can develop bone spurs and cause the clicking with pain typically with extension. I would consider seeing a pain/spine specialist to see if facet injections or radio frequency ablation would be helpful for you. ...Read more
I have hypertension, spinal arthritis, a hiatus hernia, chest pains, pains in my arms, underarms, my kidneys and i feel nauseas. Are they linked?
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