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, injury, other disease, obesity), it is referred to as secondary osteoarthritis of the spine. If osteoarthritis in your case is due to some other medical condition then treating that would eliminate arthritis in the spine. Symptoms usually are pain, stiffness and reduced flexibility. Diagnosis is made with the help of history, evaluation of symptoms, x-rays, blood tests and MRI’s.
x two. Myofacial pain Myositis DDD entire spine with osteophytes osteoarthritis Cercical spine DDD facet joint Displaced vertebrae Facet joint arthralgia Had epidurals, blocks and rhizotomy reducing pain by about 90%.
Does anyone have osteoarthritis and bone spurs? How fast do bone spurs grow? Do they grow on the base of the thumb? I have a lump that is hard (and hurts if I press on it) and about the size of a small pea, that was not there in September. In under 2 months this lump grew, and I want to know if it could it be a bone spur, or a rheumatoid nodule. (I have "diffuse osteoarthritis" in my joints and spine) and I am only 58. Does osteoarthritis manifest like this?
There is some degenerative osteoarthritis of R hip with some small marginal osteophytes. There is also chondromalacia predominantly along posterior and superior aspect of the femoral head with irregularity of the articular cartilage. No intra-articular loose bodies are identified, allowing for some intra-articular air which was apparently administered at the time of injection. Continued...
These are signs of osteoarthritis and are caused by formation of osteophytes of the joint cartilage. It can be a response to repeated trauma at the joint. This is more common in women and usually develops in middle age. It can start with sudden pain, redness, or numbness which eventually subsides. Another kind, Bouchard's nodes which are similar bony growths in the middle joints of the fingers may also be present. Have this checked by your doctor for proper evaluation. Take care and regards.
I have a right arm course bicep tremor, which manifests only when I am using my arm but not at rest, e.g pick up a cup. Emotional and physical stress makes it worse. MRI shows osteophytes at C5-6 and C6-7 with broad based discal buldge on both. Could this be the cause of my tremor and if so is surgery advisable and is it safe. I also have a fine hand tremor in both hands.
basically osteoarthritis is diagnosed by xrays because they show joint space narrowing, subchondral slerosis, osteophytes, and 1 other thing. u can also get muscle wasting. so they are saying you have mild osteoarthritis. fluid around the joint may indicate inflammation. in terms of hip pain, severity on xrays etc often dont correlate to symptoms. maybe you should see about getting a hip steroid injection for the pain?
Also, I have osteophytes growing into my spinal canal from my T12-S1 and I have osteoarthritis in same areas. Obviously I am experiencing a lot of pain so I take 1800mg of gabapentin and 60mg of opiates per day, along with 5mg of seraquille to allow me to sleep a few hours each night through the pain. My question is; why/how/what should I ask my doctors to look for about my physical height increase for none of them have any clue about why this is happening?
Can someone help me understand these results - my doc just said it's osteoarthritis and wouldn't give me any idea of the long term implications - she just said she would expect these results from someone older (i'm 38) and i need to see a rheumatologist. I got the appointment but must wait til April to see them........... At L4/5 the disc is degenerate with associated marginal osteophytes. There is again mild to moderate facet and ligamentous hypertrophy.
The other symptom also suggests that it might be osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent form of arthritis. It may occur in virtually any joint of the body. It has no cure and leads to pain and joint dysfunction. The end result is loss of articular cartilage with secondary bone changes, including osteophytes, subchondral sclerosis, and subchondral cysts. The knee is the most commonly affected joint, followed by the hand and hip.
Anti-inflammatory medications can reduce the build-up of new boney formation and surgery can remove old already formed osteophytes. The location of your osteophytes would not cause your headaches per se. The C5-C6 areas mostly go to the arms as part of the brachial plexus.
) 6) an 'athritis panel' will be negative in regular degenerative osteoarthritis (on its own). Osteophytes are usually caused by wear and tear.
c-5 c-6 level shows discogenic narrowing with a disc osteophyte complex that touches but does not flatten the spinal cord. Osteophytes extend to the uncovertebral joints bilaterally, left greater than right with mild to modersate left foraminal stenosis and mild right foraminal stenosis. c-6 c-7 level shows osteophyte of the left uncovertebral joint and very mild degree of left foraminal stenosis. c-7 t-1 level is unremarkable.
Rather it has many benefits like- • you probably will be one of those that won't suffer of osteoarthritis when you get old. Amongst people who are not practicing activities like yoga or contortion, only one in fifty will escape some form of rheumatic or arthritic complaint in their lifetime. • that when you get old you'll most likely look much younger than most people in your age.
I am most definitely a limbolander with unexplained neurological symptoms. Bleh. I am not sure what to think. I will be curious where she will go from here.
What is the difference between spinal stenosis and cervical foraminal stenosis?
(severe spinal stenosis compressing cord to 5mm) After each surgery, there was little improvement and I am still experiencing symptoms of Numbness, pain, weakness bilateral arms and legs. I recently had a CT Myelogram which showed. New bone spur growth at C3-4 causing spinal stenosis, spinal stenosis remains at C5-6. Severe Myelomalacia C4-C7.
Chiropractic care cannot alter the extent of the spinal stenosis if it is related to other structural changes such as osteophytes (bone spurs) which are a usual component of DDD. I have had severe osteoarthritis and DDD resulting in a similar set of symptoms. My neurosurgeon gave me the same advice of surgery now or later, but surgery eventually. I elected to have anterior cervical discectomy and fusion C4-C7 with allograft and titanium plating.
Nerve root sheath cysts are present bilaterally essentially at all levels in the thoracic spine and lumbar spine. These range in size 3mm to 9mm.) In addition I have a Mild broad base disc protrusions at L3-4 and L4-5 which do produce some anterior thecal sac effacement with extension. Innumerable nerve rooth sheath cysts which are identified bilaterally at essentially all levels in the thoracic and lumbar spine. The largest on the left at the L5-S1 level measuring 1.1 cm.
I have been through 2 decompression surgeries for Chiari, after the last one I have felt even worse and I have symptoms worse than I had before and newer symptoms. I recently turned 40 years old. My recent MRI's were NORMAL (as stated from the doctors).
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After a very long series of other tests, she received an mri to find this out and we think it may be the cause of her symptoms, including bowel dysfunction/incontinence. Can you tell us what kind of doctor she should now go to?
I also have fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis in my feet. My question is , what kind if specialist or course of action should I be seeking. I am on Lyrica and that helps my inflammtion(to a degree) and antiinflammatries dont help at all. I am in great shape, I workout 5-6 days a week, walk daily and am not over weight. I have noticed since I started teaching Zumba classes, the pain has been worse. Any advice is appreciated. When I spoke to my doc he said he had another medbtonput me on.
First of all, keep in mind that I am unable to diagnose you because I am unable to examine you, this forum is for educational purposes. From the symptoms you describe, I suspect that you have cervicogenic dizziness (dizziness caused by your neck). Neck problems and dizziness/vertigo are often connected.
I have Morphea scleroderma, since @ age 7 with a large morphea patch on inner left knee and hyper-pigmentation on lower face, neck ring, forearms and lower back. Have a positive ANA – don’t know the numbers. I have osteoarthritis in lumbar region. This was discovered in Nov 2007 when I injured my back.
Hi everyone, I've posted under Neuro but find myself here for reasons I've seen before...I, too, have been through test after test to try to find a diagnosis for a myriad of symptoms...Can you all advise me? Bottom line - how do you find a doctor who "specializes" in Fribro/CFS? I've experienced horrible fatigue for years - but docs all said, well - you have a lot of stress in your life (quadruplets, financial woes, crazy schedule, etc)...
i had severe mid /upper back pain/ neck pain/ even chest pain / hip pain/ arm pain/lower back pain etc. you did not mention your specific symptoms but your MRI report does not to me indicate the need for surgery. surgery is usually done when there is obvious compression of a nerve root or the cord itself, where there is myelopathy (which you do not seem to have) and/or loss of steength or numbness in a particular distribution (nerve root).
Loss of disc height, dehydration, and modic changes are common as we age in the general population. Minor disc bulges may or more usually not cause any symptoms. Spur formation if bad enough can pinch nerve roots in their foramina (holes that they go through) causing pain that radiates down an arm or leg. Abutment or flattening of the thecal sac means that there is less room in the spinal fluid for the spinal cord, but the spinal cord is not necesarily compromised.
Treatment will not be based upon this finding alone, but on her symptoms, any arthritis found, and general condition of the bone. If your sister is older than 40years of age, I suggest she talk to her MD and see about getting a bone scan (DEXA)to see about any osteoporosis risks.
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