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Prognosis For Severe Osteoarthritis In Cervical Spine
This common degenerative condition impacts the joints, where normal wear and tear on them gets to a point where they can no longer keep up with the pace of generating fresh cartilage. As a result, the joint space thins, the bone becomes exposed and painful, and bone spurs ...Read more
Does cervical spine or lumbar spine surgery have the best prognosis and ease of surgery? Is artificial disc replacement or fusion surgery best for treating cervical spondylosis?
Many variations: Anterior or posterior, discectomy, decompression, or fusion. All affect recovery rates. For fusions, anterior cervical tends to be an easier recovery than lumbar. Cervical adr is quite comparable to fusion for short and mid-term outcomes. Longer term studies may show better long-term results than fusion, but we currently don't have enough data. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mom has severe osteoarthritis in spine. Had cerv. Laminectomy. Lumbar surgery to put rod in recommended. Consequences of no surgery?
My mother have been diagnosed with osteoporosis,loss of lumbar lordosis and early degenerative changes in lumbar spine. What are the treatments ?
Physical therapy : Depending on the bone density scan, she may need treatment with calcium, vitamin D, a bisphosphonate like alendronate to stabilize her bone density. Physical therapy and daily exercise with weights are recommended. Discuss with your doctor. For pain, OTC Meds like alive and ibuprofen are helpful. She should also address any risk factors for falls as there is a greater risk of hip or back fracture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prominent disc space narrowing and mild degenerative changes throughout lumbar spine for some years. Could spinal decompression cure, what is best?
Is it possible for a. Thoracic spine injury overlooked cause rapid degenerative changes in the cervical spine?
What can bring about early degenerative changes in my cervical spine? Serious neck pain and straight cervical curvature with herniated disks
Can a posterior disc osteophyte cervical spine without spinal or foraminal stenosis cause pain, tingling fingers in 26 year old. Ongoing for years. ?
Multilevel disc and joint arthrosis ostephytosis and sclerosis in lumbar spine and neck. Hills sachs with joint narrowing shoulder. What dr to see?
Multi joint pain: i would first see a rheumatologist to evaluate you for a potential inflammatory arthritic process. ...Read more
With degenerative disc disease, facet arthrosis, nerve compression, buldging discs lumbar and cervical regions, synovial cyst posterior lumbar region in spine, continueum spasms, the need of surgery is the option as of now. I have been through all treatme
Unsure of question: Most surgeons exhaust non-operative care before recommending surgery. Non-operative care can include medications (anti-infammatory arthritis type medicine or pain medications), physical therapy, activity modification, exercise, bracing, chiropractic care, interventional pain management (injections), or alternative medical approaches. ...Read more
What are the current treatment options for chronic pain from osteoarthritis in cervical spine with decreased range of motion in neck ?
Many options: There are various topicals or compounded creams that help with pain and inflammation. There are many oral meds: tylenol, (acetaminophen) weak to strong nsaids, special nsaids like celebrex, steroids, opiate pain relievers, mood medicines like cymbalta. Some supplements might help: quercetin, turmeric, msm, glucosamine chondroitin. Also, injectable steroids or prolotherapy. Physical therapy can help too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
X-ray revealed moderate upper lumbar scoliosis and osteophytes in lumbar vertebrae. Possible cause of severe low back and hip pain? Treatment options?
Early arthritis: Not sure why a 34yo has these problems. Your description of X-ray sounds like back spasm causing some local splinting and curvature,not classic scoliosis. Osteophytes typically seen in degenerative arthritis. Do you have autoimmune disease? Lupus? Psoriasis? Rheumatoid? ...Read more
I have RA as well as 2 herniated discs lumbar, 1 cervical herniated disk, spinal stenosis, OA. What is the best medication for pain mgmt w/o tiredness?
Ask your DR: Information and advice for your question is best to come from your DR who has all your medical history and the latest exam findings ...Read more
Xray shows Minimal degenerative disc disease in the lumbar spine. Mild degenerative disc disease at T12-L1. What does this mean for me? I have pain
Osteoarthritis: As we age, the discs in our spine degenerate, meaning they lose water, elasticity, and can weaken. A disc coming apart is called disc herniation and can cause pressure on nearby nerves (this produces radiculopathy when symptoms like numbness and weakness occur from the nerve irritation or injury). Mild degenerative disc disease means the disc has mild signs of aging but not effecting nerves. ...Read more
I have been in chronic pain managment for 14 yesrs due to severe spinal injury, reconstruction lumbar and 4 hnp cerrvical C6 impinging cord pain worse?
Talk to your MD: If you are having any worsening pain, numbness, or tingling, or difficulty with bowel/bladder function you should seek urgent medical attention. Talk to your pain doctor about your worsening pain and need for possible further imaging studies; and or review/change of pain medication/ or other modalities. ...Read more
My MRI results of the lower Lumber Spine. Mild degenerative changes of lumbar spine worse at L5-S1 level with broad based
> disk bulge and moderate facet joint hypertrophy causing minimal left sided
> neuroforaminal narrowing. Is there a non-surgical trea
Can you tell me natural cures for facet joint arthritis/degenerative disc disease in lower lumbar spine?
Is it common for a 29 yr old to have thoracic spondylosis without myelopathy and degeneration of lumbosacral intervertebral disc issues? Treatment?
Not very common: not very common in my experience. Any hx. of trauma? Otherwise, typically conservative tx. PT, etc. ...Read more
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