Osteoarthritis and treatments

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Avatar m tn seems like i have osteoarthritis in my lower L5 (tailbone) and C2 ( neck) I did have hernaited disk operation, It has been over 3 months and I still ahve the pain in both of my legs they hurt worst then my back! I did do PT treatments and everything is still the same beofre operation.
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1459410 tn?1285698605 I have it at a relatively young age, and was prescribed celebrex, which I hate the headaches from and stomach pain (and its not all that effective) which irritates my stomach ulcer. All my doc said was to up the protonix. Im in PT to help as well but if anyone would like to share a short summary of their story from pre-diag symptoms through successful treatment, I would really like to see how the different docs have handled your speciific case.
Avatar f tn Any pro-inflammatory food can be a problem, particularly wheat and dairy and sugar or foods that turn into sugar quickly, and nightshades for some people. Complicated stuff here.
432312 tn?1265648574 (both grandmothers and my maternal uncle) and degenerative disk disease Maternal grandmother maternal, uncle and my father. I am so tired of paying co pays just to be told yeah your back looks like it could have some pain... heat and Tylenol thanks. I am gaining weight I know because I am inactive. The more weight I gain the worse I feel and the more inactive I become. I dont know what kind of a doctor I should go to I dont know what magic words to say to get them to take me seriously.
3060903 tn?1398568723 The 10 best blogs for osteoarthritis The 10 best blogs for osteoarthritis Many osteoarthritis blogs can provide support and helpful tips for managing what is often a chronic condition. READ NOW Emotional stress High levels of stress lead to physical symptoms, even in healthy individuals. In people with OA, stress can exacerbate joint pain, which in turn amplifies stress. This may lead to difficulty sleeping, which can further increase a person's sensitivity to pain.
1069378 tn?1255218732 When there is cartilage loss, a joint can become bone-on-bone, which is very painful for the patient. Treatment options for osteoarthritis focus on pain relief and restoring function to the affected joint. Physical treatments should be attempted wherever possible like weight reduction, exercise, supports, heat and rest. Medications of all forms can be tried like topical, oral, or injectable medications to relieve pain and inflammation .
941625 tn?1263585382 I did six rounds of chemo and 33 radiation treatments. I have had chronic and horrible lower back pain ever since. I have been seeing a rheumatologist for this, and he found some arthritis and fused vertebraes. He says he's not sure why my back hurts though all the time and just keeps me on a low dose of percocet. The problem is it isn't managing my pain and I can't stand this. Does anyone else have chronic pain in this area following treatment? If so, what are your docs and you doing to treat?
Avatar f tn If both drugs can cause PML but Rituximab is more effective and requires fewer treatments, why isn't it used instead of Tysabri? I've asked my husbands neurologists these questions but he doesn't seem to know. Also there is a study at John's Hopkins where they induced remission of MS using cyclophosphamide (nasty stuff that) which effectively "reboots" the immune system. Does anyone know anything about that - if it could be a viable option anytime in the future?
700223 tn?1318169294 This may include acupuncture treatments, Chinese herbal formulas, stretches and exercises, diet modifications and the use of liniments or balms. Corrective exercises can be provided in conjunction with a physical therapist or athletic trainer. Again, traditional western medicine is used side by side with acupuncture. Acupuncturists classify chronic sports injuries as Deficient conditions. Deficiency refers to a weakness or lack.
Avatar m tn A podiatrist is great for external orthotics and treatments, but I wouldn't let one cut into my feet. Surgery of any kind is never fun, but as a veteran of three foot surgeries I can tell you it's worth it for the pain relief.
Avatar n tn One doesn't necessarily cause the other. Treatments for osteoarthritis can lead to osteopenia. So can medications such as dilantin and steroids, aluminum containing over the couter medications, excess coffee, colas and alcohol.
Avatar n tn They placed a rod in the tibia and did nothing with the fibula. Now I have a staph infection. I was put on augmentin and now the doctor says the results of the culture will not be accurate. Is there any way I can find out for sure if the infection is in the bone or has contaminated the rod? My doctor wants to do surgery to replace the rod.
Avatar m tn Treatment methods should be focused on pain relief and maintaining quality of life..Although slow, usually these conservative treatments relieve pain. REFER http://www.springerlink.
199177 tn?1490502134 While this kind of pain remains a frustrating and difficult-to-treat condition, our understanding of what pain is and how it works has advanced greatly in recent years, leading to innovative and effective treatments. Many of these are so-called "mind body" therapies that aim to help people to control their own pain response. The groundbreaking gate control theory of pain helped explain how psychological factors influence pain perception.
5589966 tn?1370475168 You would feel pain run down the leg and this is called Sciatica. Not only can you have referred pain and pins and needles and weakness in your legs from the lower spine, but degeneration in the L4-L5 area can also lead to bowel and bladder problems like incontinence. Although your legs feel weak, you still need to walk and move about. Your doctor could refer you to physiotherapy to help you with specific exercises to do to strengthen the muscles in your legs.
Avatar f tn Hi i hope you can give me some advice. I am 25 and have pain in my knee's, ankles, hips, lower back, right shoulder the right side of my ribs and now my hands. The pain started in my knee's during my early teens and i have never consulted a doctor for this. At 16 i went to the doctor about my lower back pain, i was sent for a scan on my kidneys which came back fine and no other tests or treatments were suggested. Since then the pain has spread.
748543 tn?1463449675 If you have followed the sequence of my other blogs about TMJ pain and TMJ Disorder in general, by now you could come to the following conclusion on your own. Dentistry is closely related to the functional and dynamic systems of the body. This relation which has been termed an “Elegant Ecology” is so intertwined that discussing one without the other would be an artificial separation of anatomy and physiology.
Avatar f tn The first treatments for osteoarthritis, including osteoarthritis of the shoulder, do not involve surgery. These treatments include: Resting the shoulder joint. This could mean that the person with arthritis has to change the way he moves the arm while performing the activities of daily living. For example, the person might wear clothing that zips up the front instead of clothing that goes over the head. Or the person might prop up hairdryers instead of holding them up for long periods of time.
Avatar f tn I'm 71 years old, normal weight, fairly healthy, other than osteoarthritis in both knees and have Reynauds Syndrome. Had a lumpectomy Nov 11. Low to intermediate grade DCIS. No Comedo Necrosis. 1.5 cm. Negative margins. The radiologist recommended... no radiation, just keep up mammograms. The oncologist wants me to take Femara for 5 years. From what I read Femara causes many problems in a lot of people that take it. I already have osteoarthritis.
1100837 tn?1267672275 Hello Leila006, It is not uncommon to have overlapping conditions such as RA and Fibromyalgia. I have Osteoarthritis of the spine, nerve damage and Fibromyalgia, which is different than what you are suffering from, but I have known a lot of people who have had both problems together. I am just guessing from what you have written, that the Lyrica has made you very drowsy...right?
433485 tn?1321816990 I live by myself so even getting out and grocery shopping or trying to make something g to eat is an ordeal. I just researched homeopathic treatments and ordered some pepcid, dsl and slippery elm from amazon. I think the slippery elm will help because when my dog was alive she had liver disease and nausea and I would give her the slippery elm 3 x a day with warm chicken broth and it made a difference.
Avatar f tn The pain in occipital neuralgia can be 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, compression of the nerve as it leaves the spine due to osteoarthritis, tumors or other types of lesions in the neck. Treatment of this condition is generally symptomatic and includes massage and rest.
Avatar n tn i have been diagnosed with chronic hepatitis b and also experience joint pain the rhuematism test came back a low positive and my knees are filling with fluid and hurt to stand up and down and throb and i also have other joint pain i am assuming this is caused by the hepatitis b the rhuematologist said it could be but wasn;t sure. whats up with you? do you have hep b? i need the liver biopsy as well i was told i have an 8mm tumor and that it was probably a hemangioma.
Avatar n tn what are the treatments for arthritis in your neck, and goes down to your shoulders?
Avatar n tn Barnes began studying the thyroid in the 1930`s and wrote the book in 1976. It is a wealth of information on symptoms and treatments. If you notice on the web all the people that are doing writing refer to Dr. Barnes. But what I mainly signed on here for was to say that Dr. Barnes forcast that Chronic Fatigue and Fibromialga would come to epidemic proportions because the doctors quit diagnosing clinicaly and rely only on the TSH. The clinical diagnosis is time consuming and time is money.
408795 tn?1324939275 It would save a lot of time and expense chasing around for diagnoses, and treatments that might not even relate to the underlying problem. I hope that other forum members who have had similar experiences with neck and shoulder problems will share their histories and opinions in this thread, and also will feel free to ask questions, or comment about their other extrahepatic symptoms.
230948 tn?1235847929 He told me that it looked like osteoarthritis in my lower back, and that I may have fibromyalgia, but after my blood work came back he never said anything else about either of those. He said my Vitamin D was extremely low and put me on a Vitamin D regiment and told me to follow up with my primary care Dr. Problem is, I can't seem to find a doctor who knows anything about Vitamin D deficiency.
Avatar n tn I am off all anti-depressants and pain medications and feel like I'm slowly waking from a nightmare of doubt and un-certainty that was probably being caused by the drugs.