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What Does Arthritis In The Back Look Like On An X Ray
I seen a chiropractor for neck pain, n took x-rays he said I had a lot of arthritis, n my spine was not curved but straight up n down.No known injuries?
A condition where there 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
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.
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 4 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
Besides an emg what other tests can be done to determine what nerve or nerves are being compressed in the elbow my x rays just showed arthritis of the?
What to do if I have a grinding sound and feeling in my knees. no arthritis showed up on x-rays. other options?
Does it bother you?: If this grinding sound is persistent and bothersome you should continue looking for the source. A loose piece of cartilage? bone? early arthritis may not show in X-rays. After a careful examination by your orthopedist other types of imaging of your nee (MRI?) should be considered. ...Read more
Do I have arthritis? Ankles and wrists hurt consantly. Sometimes they are stiff in the morning. Occasionally, the pain is almost unbearable. Went to doctors but they did not find anthing wrong with x-rays. I've tried massaging my wrists/ankles, wrapping
Arthritis: Prescription voltaren gel or over-the-counter glucosamine sulfate with chomdroitin cream/gel is a good topical anti-inflammatory and joint lubricating ointment, respectively. The voltaren gel has less organ system side effects than motrin, naprosyn and celebrex (celecoxib). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does arthritis of the jaw always show up on x-rays? If not then what test should be done? She already has jra but need to know if its spread to jaw
Not always: But about 65% of children with jra and symptoms of tmj-temporomandibular joint pain also have x-rays that show jaw changes. It seems to start about age 5-6 years right where you are now. You can talk to your doctor about how to make your jaw feel better. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had my ankle broken in a sports injury a few years ago. X-rays show I am starting to get minor arthritis there. How can I prevent further arthiritis?
Difficult unless...: Unless you have a malunion/deformity of the fracture after it healed not much can be done. Often the cartilage is damaged in addition to the bone injury. Arthroscopic surgery can help clean out the joint if there are loose bone particles or discrete areas of cartilage damage. Xray arthritis and symptomatic arthritis pain are not correlated 1to1 often have no complaints despite changes X-ray ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, I am waiting for the results of my x-rays and blood work to see if I do have early stage Rheumatoid Arthritis. Can using Rituxan (rituximab) cause this?
Knee pain in both knees, cortisone shot in each didn't help, X-rays showed arthritis, could bursitis be a cause also? Need MRI, right?
Not MRI: The xrays already show the reason for your pain. You have arthritis in your knees. An MRI is not going to add much info that is likely to be of any additional benefit. It's now time to work with your doctor to treat and minimize the effects of your arthritis. It may mean anti-inflammatory meds, weight loss, physical therapy, or many more modalities out there for treatment. You know why..now act! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1 yr + hip and groin pain that radiates down the front of my rt leg and into my lower abdomen. X rays ruled out arthritis?
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