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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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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?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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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?

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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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is a condition in which there is breakdown of cartilage in joints. This results in bones rubbing together, causing pain, swelling, and stiffness in the affected joints. Common causes include infection, general wear and tear on the joints, and autoimmune diseases in which the body's immune system attacks ...Read more


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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Can my lower back pain be caused by arthritis?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Can my lower back pain be caused by arthritis?

Yes it could: Arthiritis is the most common cause of back pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Dr. Cyma Khalily
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Are massages good for my lower back pain from neck arthritis?

Dr. Cyma Khalily
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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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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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)?

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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)?

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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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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

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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Dr. Brett Spain
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I have lower back pain for a month + lots of stiffness in both my hands. Ana 1:80 speckled+homogenous, CRP 0.5 mg/l. Is this arthritis?

Dr. Brett Spain
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I have lower back pain for a month + lots of stiffness in both my hands.  Ana 1:80 speckled+homogenous, CRP 0.5 mg/l. Is this arthritis?

Yes: This sounds like an autoimmune arthritis, which is due to a condition like lupus. You should be seen by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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?

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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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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?

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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