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What Are Some Options For Someone Who Has Degenerative Arthritis In The Neck And Back
Mechanical tx: Arthritis in the neck and back is a mechanical problem and is to be treated mechanically. I favor physical therapy, massage, maybe even chiropractor manipulations if those areas are stable, osteopathic procedures. Medications may only mitigate symptoms, but confer no benefit as far as disease modification. Steroid injections may work for some. Tens unit/iontophoresis are other pt modalities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
There are a lot: It depends on what symptoms are you experiencing in your neck and back. Conservative treatments like nsaids, acetaminophen, topical medications, physical therapy are examples. If you are experiencing pain that radiates to your extremities from your neck and back. Then a more aggressive approach is in order. Assuming you do not have surgical indications, interventional pain procedures could help. ...Read more
What workouts are suggested for someone with a protruding disk in my neck and arthritis in my knee and around the spine?
What are the symptoms if any are in a person that has a straight spine at the neck Lordosis? Please help and explain?
Neck pain : There is lordosis in the normal cervical spine. Straightening of the cervical spine may indicate spasm of the neck muscles. Neck muscles that are in spasm can lead to tension migraine headaches because they insert on the back of the skull. A pinched nerve in the neck can lead to neck spasm and pain radiating into the shoulder and down the arm to the hand as well. ...Read more
Scoliosis: Treatments for scoliosis range from observation to surgery. Physiotherapy can be helpful to work on core strengthening. Antiinflammatories can sometimes be helpful for pain. For more severe pain, we consider treatments like epidural injections, and surgery is a last resort. Seeing a spine specialist to discuss all the options will be helpful for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of gift would be helpful for someone with rheumatoid arthritis in their knee and shoulder?
What are some things I can do to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease in my neck?
Therapy: The best long term treatment for neck pain from degenerative changes is strengthening and stretching exercise. Stretching will help maintain motion and strengthening the muscles will provide support for the worn joints and help delay progression. The best way to get into a routine is to work with a physical therapist a few times then transition to an independent exercise program. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many exercises: With a diagnosis of arthritis in the knees, there are still many exercise that can be performed. These include swimming, water aerobics, elliptical trainer, stairmaster/stairclimber, and even walking on a treadmill. The specific exercise will depend on the severity of symptoms and aggravating activities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Where are there clinical studies being offered to participate or have stem cell treatment for to my lower back as my L5 disc is causing chronic pain.?
Regenexx.Com: They currently are involved in three large clinical trials, one for knee DJD, one for hip DJD and last one is for degenerative disc disease. So far the only practice that has significant research and patient base regarding stem cell therapy are the Regenexx Physicians Network. They have over 6500 patients in their registry with pretty good results. Check out Regenexx.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the options for treating osteoarthritis in the knee that is also bow legged. In severe pain all day. What medications would be the best?
See below: The treatments really depend on what the symptoms are . Not a prolapsed discs are painful or need treatment. However if you do need treatment, the mainstay is physical therapy. Other treatments may include anti-inflammatory meds, muscle relaxants and occasionally need for stronger pain medication. Various types of injections in the back can also be helpful but usually are not stand alone treatment. ...Read more
What are causes of spine degenerative changes and spine arthropathy in young male aged 31. and what's back training used in treatment, pls answer in de?
Poly factorial: Degenerative disc disease affects approximately 30 percent of people over 35 and 90 percent over 60. So most people get it at some point. I have seen children as young as 10-12 with it. Genetics, environmental issues, and injury all may play a role. Many respond to conservative treatment including rest, meds, home exercises; physical therapy, chiropractic, traction for more severe cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had an X-ray of my back and it shows some straightening of the cervical spine and osteoarthrits. I'm 28 yrs old. What are some options for me?
Several: It is unusual for a 28 year old to have cervical arthritis unless significant trauma has occurred. The straightening indicates muscle spasm suggest physical therapy for the neck, judicious use of anti-inflammatory and pain medications and careful attention to posture and trauma avoidance. If symptoms persist you should see a rheumatologist as this may indicate the presence of inflammatory disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is this really as rare as my pcp claims? She has me going to a number of different specialists and imaging of all sorts? I have a lot of pain in my back and chest.Mri imaging of the c spine and t spine show lesions in a few places, and images of my chest
There : There are a few conditions that can cause night sweats, back pain, and multiple MRI lesions. None of them are particularly happy. Have you been tested for TB or other mycobacteria? Pott's disease can present this way and, because it is rare in this country, can be overlooked. Other possibilities are lymphoma and multiple myeloma. Ewing's sarcoma can mimic infection, but is usually more localized. If all of these have been ruled out, then it is something even more rare, such as some of the myelodysplastic disorders (where the bone marrow doesn't make the right blood cells). While it is frustrating to have a diagnosis take months, there are a lot of risks involved and making the right diagnosis is essential for the proper treatment. If you treat an infection with chemotherapy or cancer with antibiotics, the problem will only get worse. Best of luck! ...Read more
My aunt have osteoarthritis she suffer from pain in her knee joint , with normal calsium level what is the best drug and the food that can help her?
Strengthening: The best initial treatment includes weight loss, muscle strength and analgesics. ...Read more
What is usually done for a patient that has sciatica nerve pain in the low back? What are some of the treatments for it?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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