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Osteoarthritis Arthritis Joints Related Fibromyalgia
I have osteoarthritis of the back and arthritis of tons of joints, is this related to fibromyalgia?
No: Fibromyalgia is thought to be caused by a neurochemical deficit in the brain (low brain chemicals). This manifests itself as muscle pains but is in fact caused by low levels of brain transmitters. Osteoarthritis occurs within the joints as a result of inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Simply stated it is 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 and deformity may ensue. And ...Read more
I have some osteoarthritis in the joint. I am sure the inflammation is arthritis, but popping and grinding?
Rh factor of 16 c-reactive protein of 2.14 could this be rheumatoisd arthritis? Previous dx of osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia
Would an X-ray look different with osteoarthritis&rheumatoid arthritis and can you have both in the same joint? Can osteo turn in to rheumatoid?
I ve been suffering from chronic pain .I have severe rheumatoid arthritis osteoarthritis fibromyalgia congenitive disc disorder had one knee replaced?
Chronic pain: As you may (or may not) know, organized medicine is in midst of turning 180o on its stance on opioids for chronic pain. While we don't want to see our patients suffering, there are some tremendous risks associated w/narcotics such as addiction, overdose & death. See your Family Doc who can start working on non-narcotic options & refer you to Rheumatologist, Orthopedist & Pain Medicine specialist. ...Read more
Can an X-ray really diagnose arthritis? My doctor says my X-ray shows signs of osteoarthritis. I thought arthritis was when there’s not enough cartilage in your joints. How can you see that on an x-ray?
Yes, to some degree.: Xrays cannot show cartilage, however, loss of cartilage is reflected in narrowing of the joint space where the cartilage should be. Decreased thickness of bone (demineralization) around joints can suggest inflammation. Erosions or holes in the bone and where they are located can aid in diagnosing types of inflammatory arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could i claim disability benefits for having arthritis, bursitis, trapped nerves, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, IBS and carpal tunnel syndrome?
You could: Depending upon your state, you may be required to under go a functional examination by an internist as part of your evaluation. ...Read more
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