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What Can You Tell Me About Degenerative Disc Disease
Not a disease : More a condition like calling wrrinkly skin disease commonly asymptomatic age related risk factors include smoking truck driving 30% of people with no backache over age of 30 have findings consiatant with ddd on MRI ddd is a MRI finding not a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aging: Degeneration of the disk involves chemical changes, loss of water content, tearing of the fibers, loss of height. Genetics plays a role, but if a person lives long enough she or he will eventually have some disk degeneration. It can be painless. When there is pain, it is called disease, but proving that it is the source of pain is not always possible. ...Read more
Roundback: Scheuermann disease or juvenile kyphosis usually developes in adoleescence.Usually 3 or more contiguous thoracic vertebrae wedged anteriorly with narrowing of intervening disc spaces. Round back may be mild or more severe.Usually more cosmetic issue than one of pain. Spinal fusion can be performed to halt or partially correct thdeformity Adult Schuermann disease may demonstrate kyphosis and pain ...Read more
A phase: We conceive that ms starts with inflammatory attack on the central nervous system, followed by a less intensive but gradually deteriorating process which is termed degenerative. So, the original relapsing-remitting course transforms at some point to a secondary progressive process. Without treatment 90% proceed by 20 yrs. Yet, potent and early treatment is designed to prevent the disability. ...Read more
Roundback: Scheuermann disease or juvenile kyphosis usually developes in adoleescence.Usually 3 or more contiguous thoracic vertebrae wedged anteriorly with narrowing of intervening disc spaces. Round back may be mild or more severe.Usually more cosmetic issue than one of pain. Spinal fusion can be performed to halt or partially correct thdeformity Adult Schuermann disease may demonstrate kyphosis and pain ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Facet Arthropathy: Could be 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Systemic disease: A.S. Is a disease that fuses the spine. It starts at the bottom and works it's way up. It can also affect the rest of the body. Some more common problems are tendinitis, eye inflammation, heart murmurs, lung fibrosis. The newest research shows that Humira (adalimumab) can slow/stop early disease. You should see a rheumatologist. Please ask again with any specific questions ...Read more
Spinal cord & muscle: Spinal muscular atrophy (sma) refers to a group of disorders that affect the nerve cells (anterior horn cells) that connect from the spinal cord to the muscles. There are several types depending on whether the disease starts in infancy, childhood, or young adulthood. Some genetic causes are known. There is no cure and treatment is supportive. For more info: www.Smafoundation.Org & www.Fsma.Org. ...Read more
Indications: If you have a herniated disc pushing on a nerve with legs symptoms, and you have failed nsaids, pt, epidural injections, with symptoms continuing greater than 6-12 weeks, then surgery may be recommended to remove portion of the disc outside of the disc space, and by so doing remove the structure pushing on the nerve. Various minimally invasive approaches are available for this type of surgery. ...Read more
Cartilage: Lumbar discs are the cartilage substances between the vertebrae in the lumbar spine. They are named by the bones they lie between. For example, in your lumbar spine there are the l1-2, l2-3, l3-4, l4-5, and l5-s1 discs. Five total. They provide shock absorption and help provide range of motion. They have a soft center, and if rupture will pinch on a nerve and cause sciatica, or nerve pinch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: In many cases the problem can resolve, but the more severe the discomfort, the more likely you will need treatment. Subsequent mris over several years have demonstrated resolution of some disc herniations. ...Read more
Mayo Clinic!: Usually, a treating neurologist can provide very specific information to a patient. If you want to read on your own, the mayo clinic has a very good webpage (http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/parkinsons-disease. ...Read more
I am assuming you: Are speaking of general spondylitis, and not specific types like akylosing spondylitis? If so, spondylitis is arthritis, often accompanied by inflammation of certain joints in the spine. This commonly seen in facet joints in the spine, which is where one vertebrae articulates with the next. It is normally a form of osteoarthritis similar to what you may see in other joints and can be very painful. ...Read more
No.: Not in 400 characters. "The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy" is available from Amazon. ...Read more
Yes: Normally, when you look at the spine from the back it should be straight. If it is curved and the curve is greater than 10 degrees, then it is called scoliosis. A laminectomy is a surgical procedure done primarily to decompress "pinched" nerves. If an excessive amount of the stabilizing structures of the spine are removed during the decompression, a laminectomy can cause or worsen scolioisis. ...Read more
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