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What kind of degenerative disease would affect your jaw?

What kind of degenerative disease would affect your jaw?

Arthritis: If you are talking about your jaw joint (tmj), arthritis or degenerative joint disease is a common diagnosis. It can be initially treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, moist heat, and taking stresses off the joint. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

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


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What does the cervical facet joints do in your neck? What kind of injection does a doctor give for radiculopathy? Please help and explain

What does the cervical facet joints do in your neck? What kind of injection does a doctor give for radiculopathy? Please help and explain

Spine Joints: Facet joints are places on the spinal bones where two bones actually meet and articulate, therefore a facet joint injection is into that place where they meet. Many times arthritis or inflammation can arise here and cause pain. Epidural injections are also helpful to reduce inflammation into the spinal canal area or around the spinal nerve roots exiting the spine to treat a radiculopathy. ...Read more

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I have l1s1 disc degeneration a bulging disc also arthritis in my spine. What kind of things can I do to relieve the pain with out becoming dependant?

I have l1s1 disc degeneration a bulging disc also arthritis in my spine. What kind of things can I do to relieve the pain with out becoming dependant?

Better than could be: Your are not having an extruded disk, pressing on a nerve. As far the the disc bulge, normal finding for nearly 100% of sixty years olds, most of whom have no back pain. (i know your 30.) do not smoke-it hastens djd. Try gravity inversion tables and strengthen your core muscles. If overweight, lose the weight. All these are simple measures that can help your back! ...Read more

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What type of doctor could help with advanced arthritis in the knee?

What type of doctor could help with advanced arthritis in the knee?

Orthopedics: Orthopedics would probably be the most helpful. Primary care and physiatry could also be very helpful. ...Read more

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What are some things I can do to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease in my neck?

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 more

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What is TMJ (temporomandibular joint)? What kind of health probides handle TMJ disorders and what are the symptoms?

TMJ\TMD: The term "tmj" stands for temporomandibular joint, and is the name of the two joints that connect your lower jaw to your skull. Many people suffer from tmd (temporomandibular dysfunction) which referes to a host of problems such as pain on opening\closing, joint noises, locking of the jaw, etc. General dentists, orthodontists, prosthodontists (and mfos) can treat this. A few specialize in this. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having to get a joint replacement with rheumatoid arthritis?

Depends : Depends on age of diagnosis, severity of disease and medical treatment. See a rheumatologist and get treatment early to prevent the destruction of your joints. If you need a joint replacement, realize it is extremely successful at treating the arthritic joint but this is the last stage of treatment, prevention is key. ...Read more

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I have chronic clicking and clunking of the knee joint. What coul be the problem? What is the difference of a displacement of the root or meniscus?

I have chronic clicking and clunking of the knee joint. What coul be the problem?  What is the difference of a displacement of the root or meniscus?

Could be arthritis: The clicking and clunking can be arthritis or a cartilage tear. The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that acts like a shock on a car. It goes in between the two bones. But like shocks on a car, it can wear out and tear. The second part of your question is the same thing. They are describing the part of the meniscus -- i.e. The root of the meniscus -- which is where it attaches to. ...Read more

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What kind of exercises is good with rheumatoid arthritis?

What kind of exercises is good with rheumatoid arthritis?

See a rheumatologist: Rheumatologist can give you the best advice and treatment plan for ra. ...Read more

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Can you get arthritis or osteoarthritis on the bones of your hand?

Can you get arthritis or osteoarthritis on the bones of your hand?

In the joints: Arthritis of any time is condition of the joints- "arth"=joint, "itis"=inflammation. So technically it isn't the bones that get it, but rather the cartilage on the surfaces that meet at the joint. The hand is just as vulnerable as any joint- and hand arthritis is common. Osteoarthritis usually refers to wearing out of the cartilage as opposed to inflammatory where the body attacks its own tissues. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor would I see about osteoarthritis in my SI joints that is causing me much pain?

What kind of doctor would I see about osteoarthritis in my SI joints that is causing me much pain?

Variety: There are a variety of Heath professionals that treat SI pain including physiatrists and orthopedists. Treatment can involve strengthening and stretching programs verses more interventional procedures such as SI injections and radio frequency ablation. ...Read more

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What type of doctor specializes in degenerated joint disease?

What type of doctor specializes in degenerated joint disease?

See a orthopedic Dr.: You can see either an orthopedic doctor(surgeon) or a rheumatologist. Depending on which joints are affected and your symptoms will dictate the type of treatment you need. If the degeneration is in your spinal joints than you would maybe need to see a neurologist or neurosurgeon. A pain management doctor may also be able to give you injections to decrease or eliminate your pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A severe illness caused by bacteria named bacillus anthracis. Anthrax disease can result in pneumonia, ...Read more