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What some of the causes degenerative arthritis of spine?

What some of the causes degenerative arthritis of spine?

Many cause: Spine degeneration has many causes and most of which are really not well understood. Some people get degeneration earlier than others and no one really knows why. In actuality, if we live long enough everyone will eventually develop it. Genetics probably plays a role but we don't know which genes. How much you abuse your body over the years also likely adds to the wear and tear of the process. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

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


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What some of the causes degenerative arthritis?

What some of the causes degenerative arthritis?

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 more

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What are the causes of lumbar radiculopathy?

What are the causes of lumbar radiculopathy?

Lumbar radiculopathy: There are many treatments for lumbar radiculopathy like heat pads, accupuncture, chiropractic therapy, exercise, massage, medications, injections ... Please see a pain management doctor for evaluation. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What are the effects of degenerative joint disease?

Cartilage Breakdown: The hallmark feature of DJD is cartilage breakdown. This may be associated with joint stiffness, pain, joint deformity, changes in the adjacent bone (cysts and bone spurs) and inflammation of the joint. All of these taken together provide a picture of arthritis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of simple osteoarthritis of the si joint?

What are the symptoms of simple osteoarthritis of the si joint?

Si joint: Pain ,swelling , stiffness are the primary symptoms for osteoarthritis of any joint. Some times it is difficult to distinguish the location of the problem without xrays ,ct scan or diagnostic injections. ( between SI joint vs lumbar spine ). One will also experience pain over the SI joint with attempted motions of ones hip joint. ...Read more

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Is spinal degenerative disorder and arthritis of the spine the same thing or different?

Is spinal degenerative disorder and arthritis of the spine the same thing or different?

Yes: Yes, these terms are often used interchangeably. Both refer to degeneration of the discs or facet joints or both. ...Read more

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What are the causes of anterior subluxation and facet joint arthritis?

What are the causes of anterior subluxation and facet joint arthritis?

Age, degeneration, : Vertebral body may shift over another below it due to incompetence/laxity of facet joints at that level due to degeneratiion of joints which may become arthritic. This is seen with increasing age particularly in post menopausal girls & has a higher association in females than males & may be related to lower bone density developing in addition to degeneration. Also seen with rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of degenerative joint disease?

Stiff sore joints: Stiffness after sleeping or sitting still, then pain and swelling progress and can end up lasting day and night. A rheumatologist is an expert in DJD and can be helpful. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis?

What are some of the symptoms of spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis?

Many: Both conditions give different set of symptoms if nervous tissue are involved. Pain in spine area, crackling sound on movement, painful movement with or without restriction. Weakness, numbness, tingling, spasm, bladder control. Etc. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of arthritis in the hips?

What are some symptoms of arthritis in the hips?

Pain/stiffness: Arthritis in the hips can cause pain and stiffness. Stiffness can increase with inactivity. Pain maybe felt with weight bearing and or at rest. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a degenerative disc disease?

What are the signs of a degenerative disc disease?

Misnomer: For practical purposes, it's a misnomer describing an aging disc. It's like telling someone with wrinkles that she suffers from "degenerative skin disease". Radiologists love to use this term, so do busy spine surgeons. "disease" makes it sound like you urgently need a fusion or artificial disc implant. All our discs "degenerate" over time and most of us never have any trouble from that. ...Read more

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What causes sclerosis of the sacroiliac joint?

What causes sclerosis of the sacroiliac joint?

Strain on the: lumbosacral area and wearing away of the articulating cartilages between the vertebra. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of hip bursitis?

What are some of the symptoms of hip bursitis?

Pain over greater: The symptom of hip bursitis is usually over the greater trochanteric region or on outside of the upper leg. One may have some pain radiating down the outer part of the leg to the knee. Also, when one lays on the affected side, it may be uncomfortable. Best treatment is exercise, aspercreme to the area, or NSAIDS. If they do not work a cortisone shot may be of benefit. ...Read more

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What are the causes of knee arthritis and cure?

What are the causes of knee arthritis and cure?

Many! No : Too many causes, from mechanical to inflammatory. Therefore there is no one cure. First and foremost: the diagnosis for your "knee" problem. Lab tests, x-rays, a thorough history and physical (these are foremost!), can help answer the best approach to treatment! hopefully, your arthritis can be corrected! ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of shoulder fracture?

What are some of the symptoms of shoulder fracture?

Pain :-( : If you have sustained trauma and have immediate discomfort and difficulty moving the arm the possibility of a fracture exists. Sometimes people complain that they feel the broken ends of the bones moving as well. If suspicious, it is worth having an xray sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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What some of the causes degenerative arthritis of spine?

Many cause: Spine degeneration has many causes and most of which are really not well understood. Some people get degeneration earlier than others and no one really knows why. In actuality, if we live long enough everyone will eventually develop it. Genetics probably plays a role but we don't know which genes. How much you abuse your body over the years also likely adds to the wear and tear of the process. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects I can expect from scoliosis and degenerative arthritis in my spine?

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 more

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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?

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?

A fair amount: Please don't expect a huge change;however start with a really bright specialist in pain medicine. Involving a reconstructive orthopedist, physical therapist. Maybe, neurologist wi jj also be helpful, this is complicated;however one step at a time. ...Read more

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What some of the causes degenerative arthritis?

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 more

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What are some options for someone who has degenerative arthritis in the neck and back?

What are some options for someone who has degenerative arthritis in the neck and back?

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 more

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What are some treatment options for someone with degenerative arthritis in the neck and back?

What are some treatment options for someone with degenerative arthritis in the neck and back?

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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What are some symptoms of degenerative arthritis ?

Pain: The classic syptoms are pain, redness, swelling and heat. The pain is often the worst when sedentary and better with activity. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat degenerative arthritis?

What are some ways to treat degenerative arthritis?

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 (diclofenac) gels) and anitinflammatory pain relievers like naproxen, and it's brethren can make a big difference. ...Read more

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Besides back pain, what else should I expect if I have degenerative arthritis?

Besides back pain, what else should I expect if I have degenerative arthritis?

Leg symptoms: The degenerative process can allow the spinal canal to become narrow. This in turn could affect you legs. You could develop sciatic type symptoms. You could also develop symptoms where you only walk for a short distance and then have to rest up and lean forward. ...Read more

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I have degenerative arthritis in back. Why does lower back hurt so much while walking a few blocks?

I have degenerative arthritis in back. Why does lower back hurt so much while walking a few blocks?

Varies: There are various reasons why walking can flare up your back if you have djd. One reason is that the discs between your vertebrae can flatten as you stand up against gravity and from the ground reaction forces. If that occurs then the joints become even more compressed and causes facet joint pain. Another reason could be due to poor mechanics at the feet and/or improper shoes. ...Read more

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With degenerative arthritis in back why does the lower back hurt so much while walking a few blocks?

With degenerative arthritis in back why does the lower back hurt so much while walking a few blocks?

Pressure: This is similar to the reason why you would have knee pain with walking due to arthritis. Back pain is usually due to many factors with arthritis being one. Seek out an interventional pain management specialist. There may be some therapy or injections that may help. ...Read more

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My mom is 84 years old with degenerative arthritis in her back. Her doctors say there is nothing they can do - is that true?

My mom is 84 years old with degenerative arthritis in her back. Her doctors say there is nothing they can do - is that true?

NOT TRUE!!: Be proactive, I use acupuncture, dry needling, gunn-ims, lots of strategically placed trigger points, intense physical therapy to help my young and old patients have a better quality of life and mobility. Get advice on discontinuing meds that cause aches, pains and stiffness, like statins and bone density meds. I’ve gotten patients out of wheelchairs in 2 months this this therapy. ...Read more

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For last 3 days a section of the left side of my tongue is completely numb. I have degenerative bone disease & degenerative arthritis in neck, back &?

For last 3 days a section of the left side of my tongue is completely numb.  I have degenerative bone disease & degenerative arthritis in neck, back &?

See a neurologist: for neurological examination, imaging and diagnosis. This is a serious medical condition and evaluation by a neurologist is warranted. ...Read more

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I have a slight tingle in the left side of neck that pulsates w/ my heart beat.I was diagnosed a couple years back w/ early degenerative arthritis btw?

I have a slight tingle in the left side of neck that pulsates w/ my heart beat.I was diagnosed a couple years back w/ early degenerative arthritis btw?

Btw?: hello~ there is no clear question here, so I am not going to guess at one. Also, please refrain from using abbreviations. It could endanger your life because you may mean, "because of the weather" and I may think " it means : because of the Waldenstroms macroglobulinemia" please NEVER use abbreviations and please could you recraft this with a clear QUESTION asked thanks ...Read more

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Degenerative arthritis back, leg muscles ache, lower back pain. Elbows hurt to touch, knee bone on bone, re diabetic, what medwill help. On soma (carisoprodol)?

Let me explain: It sound you have more than one problem, you have what it look be arthritis, diabetes and complications involved those two, my advice to go to your family doctor and have him do complete physical and treatment plan. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are risk factors for degenerative arthritis?

What are risk factors for degenerative arthritis?

A few: All people will develop degenerative arthritis but not all will suffer. Obesity, smoking, age, alcohol use, prior joint trauma, and intensity of work (labor intensive jobs) just to name a few can accelerate the natural degenerative process. ...Read more

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. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. 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 ...Read more