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What Some Of The Causes Degenerative Arthritis Of Spine
Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Simply stated it is wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs and deformity may ensue. And ...Read more
What are the long term effects I can expect from scoliosis and degenerative arthritis in my spine?
Back pain: Peopke with scoliosis have more acute and chronic back pain than the general population, regardless of treatment. Most people get some degree of degenerative spinal arthritis. It is often of no clinical consequence, though it can lead to symptomatic spinal stenosis in some cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fibro & adductor muscles pain. Degenerative arthritis spine.No cushion left l5. I do simple yoga; stretching, all I can manage. What could pain doc do?
Make sure your pain : Doc has training ideally as a physiatrist to further evaluate the potential sources of your symptoms and once identified supply the appropriate treatments & recommendations which could include: physical therapy, various medications and possibly certain types of injections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Degenerative arthritis in spine muscles in legs seem to hurt when, walking osteo a in knee, elbows hurt , is all this arthritis dad had rheumatoid ?
Many possible causes: Obesity is a factor in oa. In the spine smoking is a factor. There are structural factors - if you have bowed legs or knocked knees you have a higher risk of oa. Prior injury, especially if it involves a joint, is a factor. A malunion of a fracture could lead to oa. Overuse and microtrauma may be a factor. Inflammatory disease can lead to degenerative joint disease. And, of course, there are gene. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Many...: Degenerative arthritis implies cartilage loss, which can be primary or secondary. Bracing, exercise (sporting activities can be good or bad, depending on type), bracing, splinting, weight loss, especially if back, hips, knees, ankles and feet. Joint gels ( voltaren gels) and anitinflammatory pain relievers like naproxen, and it's brethren can make a big difference. ...Read more
Mechanical tx: Arthritis in the neck and back is a mechanical problem and is to be treated mechanically. I favor physical therapy, massage, maybe even chiropractor manipulations if those areas are stable, osteopathic procedures. Medications may only mitigate symptoms, but confer no benefit as far as disease modification. Steroid injections may work for some. Tens unit/iontophoresis are other pt modalities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are a lot: It depends on what symptoms are you experiencing in your neck and back. Conservative treatments like nsaids, acetaminophen, topical medications, physical therapy are examples. If you are experiencing pain that radiates to your extremities from your neck and back. Then a more aggressive approach is in order. Assuming you do not have surgical indications, interventional pain procedures could help. ...Read more
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