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What are signs of spinal arthritis?

What are signs of 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

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis 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


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How do you deal with spinal arthritis?

How do you deal with spinal arthritis?

Spinal arthritis: The neurologist usually orders spine mris and EMG testing. Anti-inflammatories help; various radiculopathic and antispasmodic medicines may help, and even epidural injections may help. ...Read more

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What can one do to relieve spinal arthritis?

What can one do to relieve spinal arthritis?

Exercise: Studies have shown that a directed exercise program can improve spinal pain and prevent "flare ups". Other treatment options that can help facilitate pain improvement are medication, spinal injections, physical therapy, and in some cases chiropractic treatment. ...Read more

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Where can I find more information about spinal arthritis?

Where can I find more information about spinal arthritis?

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

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Can I go have a full time career with children if I have spinal arthritis?

Can I go have a full time career with children if I have spinal arthritis?

Yes: Spinal arthritis can be many types and just because you have spinal arthritis does not mean you can not have a career. It depends on the type you have, its imaging = x-rays, mri, ct etc as well as your examiantion. ...Read more

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My grandfather who's 73 just got diagnosed with spinal arthritis. What is that exactly?

My grandfather who's 73 just got diagnosed with spinal arthritis. What is that exactly?

Arthritis of the....: spine, which can be degenerative or inflammatory of both. There are treatment options for specific problems.Simple Aleve (naproxen) or Advil may help. If not, see a specialist! ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 26yo male to have spinal arthritis, and what are the long-term complications?

Is it possible for a 26yo male to have spinal arthritis, and what are the long-term complications?

Yes.: Most likely spondylitis, best managed by a rheumatology specialist. Scloliosis does not cause pain a 26 y/o. Degenerative disease unlikely. Spondyloarthropathy most likely. This is inflammatory. There are many extra-articular problems that can occur. Correct DX is essential. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my grandfather who's 73 just got diagnosed with spinal arthritis, can anyone tell me anything about it?

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

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How is spinal arthritis and anemia related?

How is spinal arthritis and anemia related?

Indirectly: Medications can cause anemia and there is also a phenomenon referred to as "anemia of chronic disease." look for bleeding. ...Read more

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Should I seek massage therapy for spinal arthritis?

Should I seek massage therapy for spinal arthritis?

Not recommended: Massage therapy is not going to significantly improve pain in spinal arthritis. It may provide temporary relief (minutes to hours) of the pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Quality Of Life (Definition)

Quality of life means different things to different people. Essentially it is that constellation of life activities, physical and mental health, relationships, self worth and happiness for an individuals. Different individuals have differing perceptions of what constitutes an ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more