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Difference between herniated discs, nerve compression, radiculopathy, sciatica, spinal stenosis, spondylosis and osteoarthritis. I get various diagnosis?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: It may be that you

Have them all as everyone ages so by 49 as a male, there are degenerative or arthritis changes in the spine termed spondylosis.
By age 60, 20% have some narrowing or stenosis of the spinal canal. Disc herniation can lead to it too all resulting in nerve compression which can cause arm/leg symptoms termed a radiculopathy or in leg also known as a sciatica.

In brief: It may be that you

Have them all as everyone ages so by 49 as a male, there are degenerative or arthritis changes in the spine termed spondylosis.
By age 60, 20% have some narrowing or stenosis of the spinal canal. Disc herniation can lead to it too all resulting in nerve compression which can cause arm/leg symptoms termed a radiculopathy or in leg also known as a sciatica.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Prem Gupta
Neurology
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In brief: complications of OA

When discs between the vertebral bodies bulge out usually backwards or sideways, it is called herniated.
This causes compression on the nerve roots between the vertebral bodies leading to shooting pain in lower extremities referred as radiculopathy or sciatica. Most often this starts in elderly when oseoarthritis in facet joints with discs causes narrowing (stenosis) of spinal canal.

In brief: complications of OA

When discs between the vertebral bodies bulge out usually backwards or sideways, it is called herniated.
This causes compression on the nerve roots between the vertebral bodies leading to shooting pain in lower extremities referred as radiculopathy or sciatica. Most often this starts in elderly when oseoarthritis in facet joints with discs causes narrowing (stenosis) of spinal canal.
Dr. Prem Gupta
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management

In brief: A lot of Info

I would suggest going to spine-health.
Com to get your answers officially. Many times one or more or even all of those things are happening at the same time. I would suggest seeing a spine specialist for further detail.

In brief: A lot of Info

I would suggest going to spine-health.
Com to get your answers officially. Many times one or more or even all of those things are happening at the same time. I would suggest seeing a spine specialist for further detail.
Dr. Qamar Khan
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