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What Is Sacroiliac Disease
Not a disease at all: It is a 'disorder' not a 'disease' of the sacroiliac joint.The sacrum (tailbone) sits between the 2 halves of the pelvis in the low back. It has 2 long joints, 1 with each half of the pelvis.If anything interferes with function of these joints: injury, malalignment, short leg syndrome, etc., inflammation can start which is very painful. A good osteopathic doc can often discern the cause & treat it. ...Read more
Arthritis: we all get it sooner or later. it is like tires on a car. but unlike worn out tires, there is no cure for it. ...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 2 more doctor answers
Multifactorial: FM "umbrella label" for several disorders, each defined by unique & distinct set of identifiable causal factors. Disorders with this label share similar symptom constellation. Unifying symptoms are chronic widespread pain, non-restorative sleep, depression & cognitive disarray. Causal factors include femaleness, childbirth, joint hypermobility, obesity, biomechanical injury & prolonged inactivity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Apophysitis: is a term used to describe inflammation or pain at a secondary growth center. Example: a child may have calcaneal apophysitis. Calcaneus is the heel bone. The back of the heel when not developed is a separate piece of bone than the body of the heel bone and sometimes kids get pain at this location…..at the growth centers... ...Read more
TMD/TMJ: Tmj stands for temporomandibular joint. It is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the base of the skull at two areas or joints. It sometimes refers to conditions that involve this anatomical area that today are referred to as tmd, temporomandibular disorders, a group of various degenerative conditions involving the breakdown of any, some or all of the differing tissues of the tmj. ...Read more
Virtually all joints: Most joints can be invovled, but some many more times likely than others. Cartilage deteriorates and has little capacity for regneration, since it is devoid of blood flow. Nutrition of cartilage is from diffusion of nutrient fromm blood flowing to adjacent bone and muscle. It can be primary, caused by wear and tear, or be caused by an inflammatory arthritis. Weight bearing joints more likely. ...Read more
Wearing out: Disc dries out, wears out, or suffers infection/inflammation called discitis.If it's assoc'd w/sciatica, it could actually be referred pain from an annular disc tear.Otherwise, sciatica has many causes from pinched nerve due to lumbar vertebral dysfunction, SI jt problem, piriformis syndrome, etc.I never assume that just because disc disease is present that it is THE cause until others ruled out. ...Read more
Myofascial pain: Sciatica is the word used to describe pain radiating down a leg and assumed to come from disc problems in the lower back. Most of the time, an examination of your fascia will show where the injuries to your fascia are located, and which of these old injures are causing the radiating nerve-like pain you call sciatica. It is NOT from mild degenerative disc disease. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more
Depends on symptoms: Degenerative disc disease, is a misnomer -- and not a disease. Just normal wear & tear that occurs w/ age -- it typically starts in the 2nd decade of life, everyone experiences this--equivalent to skin wrinkles (:degenerative skin disease"), gray hair ("degenerative hair disease"). In of itself needs no treatment. If symptoms present, ask your spine surgeon to guide you through finding the source. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Also called jaccouds arthropathy, this is characterized by deformities, primarily in the hands. ...Read more
When disks narrow: Degenerative disks are when the normal "spongy" architechture of the disks goes away. The disks normally are between the vertebre in your spine. So when the disks degenerate, you lose mobility and eventually the bones can touch together, which is very painful. Also when the disks degenerate, they can also herniate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can be: Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunction is hereditary; known concurrent with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS). About 1:7 women have benign JHS, i.e., are limber & "double jointed". Hypermobility is evolution-derived safety of rapid birthing. Relaxin hormone secretion intensifies menses pain, & during childbirth Relaxin-exposed pelvic ligaments often biomechanically injured; with permanent weakness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arthritis/inherited: This is an inflammation of the facets of the spine, the sacroiliac joint and rib facets related to an inherited deficiency of bodily antigen (termed hla b27). Treatment is very helpful and it tends to be episodic. The spondylitis part is when the facts fuse causing stiffness of the spine. You should be under the care of a rheumatologist for this as it is best to avoid the crippling aspects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Aging: There are disks in your spine between the bones, that function as a type of padding. As we get older they dehydrate to some degree (degenerate). As they do this they may also start to "bulge". Depending on the degree nd location, this can put pressure on nerve roots causing symptoms. ...Read more
Travelling Arthritis: Migratory arthritis is an uncommon condition where arthritis symptoms travel from one joint to another. Symptoms can include pain, swelling, redness, warmth and stiffness. In most cases, the cause of migratory arthritis is an underlying medical condition. Infection, rheumatoid arthritis lupus and other dieases could the under linning cuase. ...Read more
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