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If I have have athritis in my spine and disc degeneration disease, what can I do to relieve the symptoms of either?

If I have have athritis in my spine and disc degeneration disease, what can I do to relieve the symptoms of either?

Exercise & NSAIDs: I wish that we could provide you with a magical cure, but presently you will have to work for your pain relief. Staying mobile is the key. Staying as active as possible will help. Specially, i would recommend that you see a physical therapist. Also try yoga, but with a knowledgable instructor, starting as a beginner. Also try pilates. The use of otc nsaids should be your 1st choice of medication. ...Read more

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Can degenerative disc disease spread to other parts of your spine?

Can degenerative disc disease spread to other parts of your spine?

Wear and tear: It is not unique to have wear and tear throughout the vertebral column. Most often the degeneration is most prominent over the lower back, but can eventually be seen in the neck and mid back as time proceeds. ...Read more

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How do I know I am walking with correct posture for degenrative disc disease of lumbar spine?

How do I know I am walking with correct posture for degenrative disc disease of lumbar spine?

REALLY?: Are you sure you have ddd at your age? If you really do, a physical therapist or chiropracyor may help with exercises and posture. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have disc disease in my spine and I have severe low back pain i can hardly walk will i end up in a wheelchiar.?

BP: May be able to get an intervention (epidural steroid injection or surgery) that can improve the pain...Sometimes if acute, therapy and traction exercises can help without intervention. ...Read more

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How could lupus affect the spine? Could it cause degenerative disc disease or ruptured disc?

How could lupus affect the spine? Could it cause degenerative disc disease or ruptured disc?

Autoimmune disease: Lupus usually does not directly effect the spine or disks. There are pains, myalgias associated with lupus. In general lupus is not a direct player in spinal joint issues. Lupus can effect the spinal cord and brain, but this is a completely different matter and generally does not cause pain. ...Read more

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