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Medicine For Djd
See below: DJD usually refers to degenerative joint disease also known as osteoarthritis. The primary degeneration is due to cartilage injury, several diseases affecting cartilage degeneration, and an hereditary predisposition. Diagnosis requires a minimum of history and physical and may require x-rays and tests. ...Read more
What could cause me 2 fall 102 times since oct12? I have severeddd&djd, multi-level protrusions&1cerv disc pressing on my scord, &some hern. In my thora
Spine: That many falls is very significant. Pressure on your spinal cord could be a reason. There are others, as well. I suggest u see a neurologist. ...Read more
New xray showed djd lspine &tscolotic curve &dextroconvexity in chest. Have longrunning pain in t area. Mdordered a brace. Is that ok for leaning r.
May help: Braces for scoliosis have been used for decades. Adult types of scoliosis: scoliosis as child/adolescent and the abnormal spine curve increased into adult life or ibecoming painful with aging, patients without previous scoliosis but developing an abnormal curvature with aging. With severe pain and evidence of instability, bracing may be very helpful. Bracing may help reduce motion across the spin. ...Read more
Maybe: I've seen people with terrible looking MRI have no pain at all. Pain is a relative and subjective thing, so yes it can cause lots of pain, or may cause no pain at all. It's best to stay active, build your muscles up with a supervised program so your bones will be supported better. ...Read more
If some one has DJD and has tried medication, injection, and physical therapy and it still hurts what more can be done?
Acupuncture is an: Excellent option. It can not fix the degenerated joints but it can improve pain & range of motion. ...Read more
Is there any promising cure for djd in thoracic and cervical area under studies? Caused by upnormal curves. Can't stand for 5 minutes for 6 months
No: This is a congenital issue and there is not cure for this issue and there is none on the horizen. See a good spine surgeon to evaluate your case. ...Read more
I have a benign cyst in the lunate bone and there is DJD what does this mean and should I be concerned, do I need to get this removed…?
Lunate bone: In the wrist can have cystic changes. Sometimes this is normal or from a slight bit of arthritis but there are conditions where the lignite blood supply is disrupted called Keinbocks disease. It is important to differentiate however if you are speaking solely about a cyst and some slight cartliage changes as in the cartilage is thinning or fraying a bit ...Read more
I had a total of 4 rotator cuff surgeries & have chronic pain 24/7 in my shoulder. I also have djd in the same shoulder & tendinitious. What will help?
I have djd of right tmj. The condyle head is flattened and itis very painful. I have malocclusion and can only open mymouth to the width of two fingers. Is it likely that I need asurgery?
See a DDS: To stop over closure of the lower jaw you must place an orthotic that will open the bite by restoring your vertical back to normal. Your teeth are like your fingers which are extensions of the respective bones that are necessary for proper function. If you lose the heights of your teeth or lose your fingers the jaw and hands will not function as well. ...Read more
I had a hip labral debridement and synovitis. Was told I have djd. I was born pigeontoed &wore special shoes. Related? 44 years old.
I had an ankle sprain but I am fine now interma of ability to bear weight etc. My dpm suggests a surgery saying it is needed to avoid djd. Should I?
Ankle surgery: Surgery to stabilize a joint has not been shown to change the rate of osteoarthritis. If you have the surgery it should be to prevent instability episodes in the future. If you have fully rehabilitated the ankle it may no longer be unstable. Instability is a functional loss of control of joint stabilization. Having looseness on examination (laxity) is not the same as functional instability. ...Read more
Could a previous injury to the knee later present DJD or traumatic arthritis later (8-20 yrs) if not properly treated, rehab'd at the time? Examples?
My MRI results show lumbar djd with moderate neural foraminal stenosis. Is neural foraminal stenosis another name for radiculopathy?
What pain medications would you prescribe for mild AC joint djd, supraspinatis distal tendinopathy w/o tear, mild SA bursitis all in the shoulder?
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-:
I've 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
I have many chronic conditions. Lupus, spinal stenosis, djd, fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease. My husband doesn't understand my pain. Any ideas?
Go to doc with you: Have your husband attend your appointments with you. Ask the physician, physical therapist, etc. To explain the nature of the conditions to your husband, including the associated pain and toll it takes on you physically and mentally. Seeing a marriage counselor/psychologist could also be helpful. ...Read more
I have djd of the cervical spine and bulging disc in the center of my back about 8 inches above my buttocks what kind of exercise can I do to help rel?
Nonsurgical treatment works the vast majority of times for back/neck pain. DJD in the neck and back usually coincide. Same genetics, and your neck and back have been in the same places. . .
Mckenzie exercises are what I most often prescribe. You can by the books online: treat your own back, robin mckenzie (around $15).
Core exercises also great: pilates, yoga, piyo, etc. ...Read more
I have DJD and Crohn's. Abdominal pain above belly button, hurts to move. Can't stand up straight.
Need an exam: This Q & A box is not intended for diagnosis. With your type of problem you need to see a physician who can question you about your symptoms and examen you and order appropriate tests if necessary for diagnosis. ...Read more
I have DJD in my cervical. I also have back pain but no mri of that. Woke up and did not feel my left leg it was totally numb. Massaged it and better.
Be seen: If you had an episode where your entire leg was numb and you couldn't feel it, I would be seen even if it has totally resolved. It could be spine related, but there are also neurological conditions that can cause what you are describing, including ms, and you should be checked. ...Read more
Hi! What is the difference between DDD, DJD, osteoarthritis, and spondylosis? I am confused. Thanks Ana, physical therapy student.
Similar issues: DDD, stands for degenerative disc disease. It is a condition in which the actual cushion between the vertebrae begins to dry out and shrink. DJD stands for degenerative joint disease, a condition in which the bone is beginning to become arthritic and may develop spurs. Another name for that is osteoarthritis. That condition may be age and or activity related. Spondylosis is also interchangeable ...Read more
Pinched nerve at t1 ; dr. Wants to operate; also have ddd, djd oa & ankylosing spondilytis. Radicular pain down left arm. What's best treatment?
Ankylosing spondilytis can limit some of the surgical options and outcomes. Treatment needs to be indivisualized depending on what your x-ray, EMG test and MRI showed, and how well you responded to physical therapy and steroid injections.
Please discuss with your doctor and ask second opinion, if you have still questions. I wish you the best. ...Read more
I have chronic ddd, djd, muscle spasm, bulging disc, bone spurs, stenosis. I'm in a lot of pain, what can help? Physical therapy didn't help.
Spinal Stenosis: Ddd/djd/muscle spasm/bulging discs/bone spurs/stenosis are non-specific diagnoses & may or may not cause pain. More effective treatment plan may be mapped out if the specific pain generators can be identified. In advanced cases w/ stenosis, pt may not be effective & meds can create a viscous cycle. Concurrent consultation and collaboration with a spine surgeon & pain management is advised. ...Read more
I have DJD & Crohn's Disease. Abdominal pain above belly button. No appetite, vomited once, black loose stool 6 times, can't stand up straight.
Go to ER!: Black stools is a sign of bleeding from your GI tract and I'm worried you've lost enough blood that you're feeling dizzy. It can get worse if you don't get checked out asap! ...Read more
Bone scan shows djd in shoulders, hips, elbows, si joints and lumbar spine. I'm a hairstylist and worried as my hip and elbow are very painful now.
See rhuematologist.: Increased uptake on bone scan in that many joints is concerning. Is there a family history of arthritis? Since you are on plaquenil, someone thinks you have rhuematologic arthritis. Your doctor should be able to tell you whether you need to find a different career. Find out sooner, rather than later. ...Read more
Ddd l5, djd right tmj, chronic sciatica and back pain, hypermobile fingers, hashimoto's thyroid. Could there be an underlying disease connecting these?
Look at Ehrler-: Danlos syndrome. There is a wide spectrum of manifestations for this genetic disorder. I don't think hashimoto's is related though. ...Read more
X-rays&CAT show severe DJD t4 thru S1 incl. Severe pain, worst from extensive muscle spasms upon activity of any kind. What helps spasms? At wits end. Stuck indoors in agony-Can't walk. Could it be RA? Or ankylosing spondylitis? Please help me!
MRI: Ct scan shows bone real well, but still does not show nerves or soft tissue structures. An MRI could potentially be helpful in identifying the specific cause of your severe pain. It would particularly be important in your case where you are "in agony and can't walk" to make the specific diagnosis and take the steps to relieve your pain and get you more functional. ...Read more
My knee is hurting and swollen from being on my feet all day at work. Have djd in my knee. Can I take ibuprofen overthecounter and flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl).
Yes: You can take ibuprofen and flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) together. If the pain is from swelling in a joint the flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) won't really help you much (it is a muscle relaxer). It does make you drowsy so if you can't sleep it might be useful. The ibuprofen will help with the inflammation and pain ...Read more