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What Does Arthritis In The Back Look Like On An X Ray
Went to my pcp yesterday for hip and leg pain. She could not reproduce the hip pain by pressing or manipulation. She sent me for 5 x-rays of lower back. They showed quite a bit of arthritis. She thinks that's what is causing my pain. I'm not in agreement.
Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
My mother has swollen fingers. They are treating her for rheumatoid arthritis although they say the blood tests and x-rays showed no real signs of this. Steroids took away all the swelling and pain, but both are now back. Today she now has a stiff ne
Not complete...: The scenario above was not completed due to character restriction... But i would recommend bringing up your concerns with your mother's rheumatologist. ...Read more
Could anybody assess my X-ray to reassure me that the diagnosis of arthiritis for my upper right back pain (by the bile duct) was correct ? Thanks
Yes: Your doctor should be able to help you. Arthritis in the upper back is uncommon. Cetainly your age is a bit young for degenerative arthritis. Unless your pain is persistent, i would not worry about arthritis. If your pain is persisting or getting worse, then you need to seek a second opinion from a joint specialist(rheumatologist). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infectious arthritis: No. You can get an indication of possible infection by history and physical in an acute situation. The actual infectious agent may have to be determined by taking fluid out of the joint. An x-ray may be abnormal due to the infection but you do not diagnose infectious arthritis from x-ray alone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not really: There may be no changes on x-ray in the early stages. X-ray findings are not necessary in the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (ra), but x-rays can add in the diagnosis or following the treatment of ra. Diagnosis can be very straightforward or quite complex for ra. The right diagnosis is important since it needs to be treated to prevent irreversible joint destruction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does arthritis look like on a xray? My doctor told me I have it by looking at my xray & than he tells me i don't have it & he's an orthopedic!
Cysts and spurs: There are specific findings on x-rays including spurs, cysts, sclerosis, and loss of joint space. In addition, as the arthritis progresses the alignment of the joint may change. Arthritis is most commonly seen on x-rays and does not require any advanced imaging in most situations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Arthritis: There are many types of arthritis, some of which are degenerative or post-traumatic. The other general kind of arthritis is inflammatory. The classification of type requires a history, examination, diagnostic x-rays, and if indicated, blood tests. Treatment is determined by type of arthritis.. ...Read more
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