Osteoarthritis of neck spine

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I've had mri's of my spine and shows osteoarthritis with bone spurs in cervical thoracic and lumbar. This was done in 2007 (i was 35), now i have this horrible tendonitis in both wrists and i'm on prednisone. Could this be related to the arthritis? i'm seeing an ortho but he doesn't know about the osteoarthritis (i was just rereading my reports and it jumped out at me). What should i expect with this diagnosis? I have terrible neck pain and headaches and numbness on left side of body.
I am 33yo and have just been told I have osteoarthritis in my spine. I have had ct scans and mri scans. Both show calcification and osteoarthritis from my neck to my lumbar area. I frequently get numbness in my legs and hands, severe pain to the point where walking in unbearable. I can not work around the house for more than 15min a day and employment is at the moment out of the question because my back will spasm severly at any time.
Generally pain in the back portion of the head originates from the neck problems due to irritation in the cervical (neck) spine because the nerves that supply the back of the head start in the upper cervical spine. Mostly, this kind of head pain aggravates after turning head and typically occurs in patients with previous neck injuries and in patients with marked arthritis of the upper cervical spine.
One day the oa was bad i was messing around and walking with old kane we found and it took the pressure of my back and neck, hopfuly but probaly will need one one day hopfuly way in the future. im 44 y/o male. work at a grocery store mostly outside pushing carts in all kinds of wheather. any help would be good.
Although I have had 2 surgeries on my cervical spine for ruptured discs and lax ligaments (am now fused from C3-C6), I am now told that I have significant osteoarthritis at C1-C2 (atlanto-axial joint) Accupuncture did relieve a lot of the associated muscle spasms but I still get bone pain sometimes even at the base of my skull. I've also wrenched the left side of my neck twice in the past 6 weeks at work.
i have moderate oa of the neck and i work as a cart person at a grocery store and i was wondering ,will contiuning ,pushing carts every day make the oa worse i have been slowing down on how many carts i can push . i have been there 25 years doing the same job. i havent said anything to my boss,dont wana give them a reason to get rid of me.
can anyone tell me if osteoarthritis is a dominoing effect on the spine..to reach the base of neck to shoulder pain up to wrist..occasionaly painful. also have ddd in l5-s1 lumbar..leg spasms,and ackes.can't do daily activities without pain..simple things. many different symptoms have started since... and does thing impair me at 30's from working.
Technique - Multiple pulse MRI sequences were performed in multiple planes through the cervical spine without administration of intravenous contrast. Findings - There is no evidence of acute fracture, subluxation, or dislocation. The vertebral body heights, intervertebral spaces and alignment of the spine are maintained. The prevertebral soft tissues are within normal limits. At C1-C2 - No abnormalities are seen. At C2-C3 - There is no evidence of disc herniation.
Yes osteoarthritis can affect any joint in your body. You seem to be having a great deal of pain, in a lot of areas of your body. It may be due to something else. You really need to see a doctor to get a diagnosis. The popping and cracking sounds more than arthritis. It is difficult for us here to make a diagnosis. Don't you think it would be wise to ask for a refferal back to the specialist?
I have the fatique which I think is FB. I still have lots of pain, but am afraid of the SHots in the spine. I am relieved all test came back normal. but I still have the problems. and a few i did not mention.
New study proves that pain is not a symptom of osteoarthritis, pain causes arthritis Pain is more than a symptom of osteoarthritis, it is an inherent and damaging part of the disease itself, according to a study published September 29* in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatism. link to article: http://www.prohealth.com/library/showarticle.cfm?
Next, I began noticing that I as dropping things a lot, and that my fingers particularily on my left side and numb most of the time. My neck is very stiff andI have very little range of motion. Recently I have pain down my neck and under my shoulder blade, agin on the left side. I have suffered from headaches for awhile and my doctor has stated many times that I don't have normal reflexes in my legs. I had a MRI last week- here are the results,, C2-C3 unremarkable.
Neck cracking is usually done because of more than usual range of motion or hyper mobility. Neck cracking causes lots of pressure on your joints, which can lead to stretching of the ligaments to instability. If your husband continues to do this repetitively, he might develop osteoarthritis of vertebrae, where bridge bone develops between the two vertebrae. Gases are released within the synovial membranes with cracking of joints so this could be causing the squishing sound in the neck.
You probably have some osteoarthritis in the cervical vetebrae (spine in the neck). You can mention this when you see your doctor as he may refer you to phsyiotherapy for neck exercises. But unfortunately there is no cure for this. As we get older the cartilage in between each vetebrae (bone) shrinks. Best wishes.
This causes compression of the spinal nerves in the cervical spine region. This can happen due to overuse of computers, work involving straining of neck, herniated disc, canal stenosis, bone disease, spondylosis, poor posture etc. A MRI of the cervical spine and nerve conduction studies may be required. Please consult a neurologist. The treatment is to remove the compression.
I am a 41-year-old female. I recently had an MRI of the cervical spine. I am trying to understand the results. The Impression is as follows: "Cervical spondylosis, with abnormality at multiple levels. This includes moderate spinal stenosis at C5-C6. Borderline spinal stenosis is identified at C6-C7. Neural foraminal changes are noted bilaterally at multiple levels as detailed above, most significant at C5-C6." What does this mean exactly?
"X-rays were normal?" Did he have an MRI of his cervical spine done? I would recommend consulting an Ortho Specialist or a Spine Specialist.
I can't sleep more than a few hours with all the pain in back, neck, back of my head and shoulders waking me up. I just wanted to know if anyone over 50 years old had their rods removed and if there was any improvement in the pain at all after the removal and/or if you were glad that you had the rods removed. I want relief DESPERATELY but do not want to spend the rest of my life medicated on drugs only to slightly benefit me with minimum or barely any relief or improvement with the pain.
in really bad pain mid to lower back, recently had mri scan which reads - there are moderate degenerative changes throughout the lower thoracic and lumber spine with dehydration and circumferential bulging of the discs as well as signs of facet joint osteoarthritis. loss of disc height is noted from L2-3 to L5-S1. from L3-4 to L5-S1 there are reactive endplate changes. at L4-5 there is mild spinal canal narrowing but no evidence of nerve root compression.
*I have body pain (shoulders, neck, chest, lower back, buttock, legs), and suffer from minor DDD, scoliosis, muscle weakness, minor osteoarthritis of the spine. *Intense sciatica pain, and leg pain since I was 18 years old *Headaches and Migraines *When I was young I had two seizures *I have suffered from Atrial Fibrillation, I am doing ok as long as I take potassium. *Have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia I really do not know much about MS.
The fact that you are experiencing both neck and back pain could be related to degenerative conditions of the spine, osteoarthritis or other problems. It would be beneficial to make an appt with your primary care physician for a clinical exam and baseline x-rays as needed. Blood tests to rule out other conditions that could produce similar symptoms may also be indicated. Once the underlying cause is determined, your doctor can make recommendations for treatment.
he is suggesting an mri of your neck be done with constrast. you likely have a goiter and you have a sinus infection. you also have Spondylosis (spinal osteoarthritis) is a degenerative disorder that may cause loss of normal spinal structure and function. you have this is mltiple areas of your cervical spine. i'm not a dr, but i think that's about right. hope it helps you. good luck!
I had a cervical spine injury several months ago (banged my neck on some machinery) that gradually lead to a straightening of my neck (shown by xray). I was not able to move my neck at all at first, and had pain and tingling down my arm, and a stabbing pain in my shoulder blade. Worst of all was the vertigo and head pressure. CT's showed no bulging discs. Muscle relaxers have helped, but the pressure in my head never went away and is becoming maddening.
Could it be osteoarthritis of the neck? The spine? Is it RA? Is it both?
I am 65 and I am afraid my bones are falling apart. I have osteoarthritis. I also experience bone cracking in my neck. The same for my knees. I can almost tell when it's going to rain. The back pain starts as soon as I get up in the morning. After I have taken a muscle relaxer it is still there but only slightly. I do not want to become dependent on pill. I have hepc and cirrosis of the liver. Can you shed a little light on my problem.
Hi, I am 43 yr old female.I have osteoarthritis in my neck,get migraines and fibromyalgia (all dx) I have recently seen a Neurologist who said its not worth having an MRI. I disagree,and my osteopath is also worried. I have very gentle treatment on my neck,every few weeks,pain killers hardly touch my pain..I am getting giddy spells,severe pain in shoulders neck and occipital area.
I grew up and throuhout that whole time since I was 12 or 13, I have been seeing chiropractor (same one) for 25 years now I think. My whole spine is osteoarthritis. My neck is the worse. My last MRI revealed two herniated disks, one pinching my spinal cord, but no one (two neurologists and one family practitioner) thinks there's anything wrong that needs surgical intervention. I have to live this way apparentally.
I have really bad headaches that come and go and the cause of them is osteoarthritis with left sided stenosis of the c4 vertebrae. "Bone spur" . I had to have an MRI to find this out. You may way to get that looked at by your doctor and see if anti inflammatory meds and muscle relaxers help you when you feel it coming on.
The pain is caused by irritation or injury to the nerves, which can be the result of trauma to the back of the head, pinching of the nerves by overly tight neck muscles or compression of the nerve as it leaves the spine due to osteoarthritis. Treatment usually includes physiotherapy of the neck, neck massage, local anesthetic or steroid nerve blocks and medications which are used for nerve related pain (e.g Neurontin).
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