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Degenerative arthritis back, leg muscles ache, lower back pain. Elbows hurt to touch, knee bone on bone, re diabetic, what medwill help. On soma?

Degenerative arthritis back,  leg muscles ache, lower back pain. Elbows hurt to touch, knee bone on bone, re diabetic,  what medwill help.  On soma?

Let me explain: It sound you have more than one problem, you have what it look be arthritis, diabetes and complications involved those two, my advice to go to your family doctor and have him do complete physical and treatment plan. Good luck. ...Read more

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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back is usually described as the region between the end of the rib cage to the pelvic bone. The back pain may be related to problems with the nerves, muscles, circulation, ligaments, bones and joints. If the pain is aching, dull with stiffness, muscle spasms are usually the cause. If the pain is sharp, shooting, burning, throbbing , numbness, tingling, ...Read more


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Are massages good for my lower back pain from neck arthritis?

Are massages good for my lower back pain from neck arthritis?

DEFINITELY: Massage is very good for muscle tension and so would heat. Some exercising is also beneficial. Get guidance from your physician. ...Read more

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I have had mid-back pain/flank pain, lower back pain constantly for weeks. Could it be my arthritis or my weight (344) on height (5'9)?

I have had mid-back pain/flank pain, lower back pain constantly for weeks. Could it be my arthritis or my weight (344) on height (5'9)?

Back pain: Difficult to determine based on the information that you provided. Flank pain is more often related to kidney infection or stones. Mid and low back pain can be caused excessive weight and poor core strength. See your medical doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain that goes into my left buttock but not down my leg. Stiff in morning and after resting then eases. Cd it be arthritis? I'm 42

I have lower back pain that goes into my left buttock but not down my leg. Stiff in morning and after resting then eases. Cd it be arthritis? I'm 42

Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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Lower back pain for a month+stiffness in both hands. Ana 1:80 speckled+homogenous but very low crp, negative anticcp & lymphocytocis (55%). Arthritis?

Lower back pain for a month+stiffness in both hands. Ana 1:80 speckled+homogenous but very low crp, negative anticcp & lymphocytocis (55%). Arthritis?

See details: The lab results are unimpressive and the back pain would not be caused by any diseases related to these tests. The hand symptoms seem mild and vague. If you have concerns, see a rheumatologist but i see nothing in the lab that would alarm me. ...Read more

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I have chronic low back pain that exists in the lower right side of my back and radiates to the front. MRI shows arthritis in spine. Is this related?

Probably yes: Arthritis in spine with degenerative joint disease can show up with chronic low back pain, and radiate to the front, as muscles and tendons, and nerve roots all are connected in the body. See a DO, an osteopathic physician with a neuromusculoskeletal medicine focus to help assess, and treat your condition to provide maximum decompression, and pain relief. ...Read more

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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

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


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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is also known as Back pain. Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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