Osteoarthritis back exercises

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529224 tn?1400651819 I am 65. Male. Suffering from OA for the last three years. Pain killers and/or exercises are of no real help. Some suggest Knee Replacement. Some suggest Glucossamine HCL. Some suggest Synvics Injection. Which one would be wiser to go for? Regards, -Sarit.
Avatar f tn I have osteoarthritis in my back and hips. The physiotherapist has given me exercises to help with the pain. Best thing is to keep active, if you can. Hopefully the ortho will help, and a rheumatologist, like I have seen, will help you cope with the arthritis.
Avatar m tn i have oa moderate in my neck mild in lower back for about 3 years now.How fast does oa get worse or stay the same?Im thinking of getting a inversion table, will that help?My legs have been feeling tired weak kinda like losing sensativity in my legs. Could that be cause of the oa in my back and neck?i feel sometimes like my body is lopsided a bit.
Avatar m tn My question is whether anyone can tell me if osteoarthritis in the lower spine can cause grabbing, debilitating pain that causes the patient to cry out it is so severe. These pains act like pinched nerves, but MRS and Neurological testing shows no nerve damage from the spine. The regular arthritis pain increases gradually when the patient is walking and prevents walking altogether after about 15 yards. The grabbing pain is additional to the regular pain. The only relief for the pain is sitting.
7486852 tn?1410355784 I have osteoarthritis in my knees but I need a to have my hips, wrists/hands and back looked at as well the pain is disabling.. The pain in my feet, shoulders, and ribs are more of an uncomfortable feeling than actual pain, although it does get worse with movement, and the other places that hurt, hurt constantly even if I am just sitting, standing, or lying down, although lying down is when its the least painful.
Avatar n tn After having a surgery to fix on particular problem that left me with a whole different problem I went to three other osteo docs. They all advised me to have hip replacement due to osteoarthritis, but I didn't want to do that without trying every other avenue. I recently had a 'live blood analysis' and discovered a tiny organism called 'mycoplasma arthritides' was responsible for my problem. I was told that a trauma like my surgery couild have triggered the organism.
1459410 tn?1285698605 I just found this forum, though I've been a member of the chronic pain forum for months now. I developed osteoarthritis young. I can remember back to my twenties and feeling it on and off, though it was mild. My mom was debilitated by it and on my dad's side, I had two aunts crippled by it. I'm 48 now and have it in my hands, hips, knee, back and ankle. The worst is my hand. I won't go into too much detail as it's a very long story but I think I have the details in my profile.
Avatar f tn I also have severe osteoarthritis in both knees and just about every place else it can be on a human being and I'm only 60. I've had osteoarthritis since I was diagnosed at age 27. AS far as the Bakers Cyst goes, I saw nothing at all that looked different behind that knee but I had a great deal of pain especially when I extended my leg. Then, it went away. I have since developed Planters Fasciitis and I have a really bad problem with my right foot.
1176578 tn?1263756689 I am a 48 year old female who was diagnosed with osteoarthritis (left knee) nearly 10 years ago. After multiple tries on NSAIDS which made me ill, my orthopaedic surgeon settled on pain management (narcotic) which I have been taking for the past six years. While not an ideal situation, I follow my prescription to the letter, never taking more than prescribed. Over the past year I began to experience joint stiffness in the mornings.
Avatar f tn Then eventually in June I was offered xrays and a CT scan which showed up slight osteoarthritis in both hips. Would the osteo have caused the bursitis? Also have a burning sensation down the front of my thighs. Then two months ago I started having pins and needles in my right hand quite a bit during the day. I was sent to physio but this wasn't any help at all and at present am waiting the letter from the physio direct to my doctor discharging me and suggesting what to do next.
Avatar f tn Where the V line begins and wraps around the top of my hip to the back, near my back dimple. It is a pressure pain, on the inner side of the bone, not the outside of the hip, it's hard to explain, but it's as if there is pressure from in-between hip and side, pushing out both ways and I get this pain in both hips and often times it will last anywhere from 30 minutes to hours until I rest or sit down, which sometimes even sitting causes pain.
Avatar n tn My rheumatologist and everything I have researched, says lupus does not affect the spine. I had MRI and it shows osteoarthritis in lower back. However, this does seem to be a common problem with people who have lupus and I don't know why. As for exercising, I can only suggest walking and light resistance training on days when you have energy and are pain free. The resistance training is such a benefit for our bone density.
Avatar n tn Before christmas I had a pain in my back that hurt all the time, especially when I pressed it. I went to the doctors and they told me I probably had inflammation. I took some tablets and it all went. But the other day I started worrying about something else and started pressing on my back again. Once again when I started pushing on the bottom of my back it hurt. Is this normal? Would most people get pain from pushing on and around their spine?
5536514 tn?1373503602 Physiotherapist at hospital told me to take glucosamine and showed me some exercises. Also yesterday the osteopath told me best exercise is to lie on back and draw both knees to chest and just gently rock. This opens up the spaces between facets in spine and eases them. I am still a bit sore from the manipulation yesterday, but pain has eased. I will see osteopath twice more.
Avatar f tn I have had pain in my low back and hip for over a year. I have been treated for sciatica, piriformis syndrome and SI dysfunction. An Xray of my hip shows that I have acetabular retroversion, which basically means my hip sockets aren't aligned properly with my joint. MRI results show that my hip joint is degenerating (early onset of osteoarthritis), I have tendonosis of my iliopsoas muscles, and grade 1 strains of my adductors and quadratus femorus.
Avatar f tn I am not in pain, I am uncomfortable because I feel the constant need to move, stretch, and crack my neck and back. I also feel it in my arm and hand when my back is acting up. I think it has something to do with my nerves, I just don't know what...
Avatar f tn I have been diagnosed with buldging L3 - L5 disks with a bone spur. I also have osteoarthritis in back and both hips. I was diagnosed by an Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in spinal treatments. I began an excercise routine and found the pain too great to excercise. I have had MRI w/contrast and spinal X-rays. I was told to start with steroid epidural shots to the L4-L5 area. I have had first shot.
Avatar n tn Well day 5 of being back on Lexapro... at 3/4 tablet dose in the morning (7.5 mg) and have to say that the nervousness and edgeyness appears to be subsiding a bit... didn't have to take a Clonazapam (klonopin) yesterday to take the edge off which I am considering to be a good sign since I had to the day before. Gonna stick at this level till Wed until I see my doc and then the plan is to go up to a full 10 mg tablet for a week or so and then begin ramping up again 1.25, 1.
Avatar f tn I had a lumbar puncture 5 days ago. During the procedure, when she inserted the needle in for the second time to numb me, I felt a sharp pain shoot across my back all the way to my hip. Since then I have had really intense back pain everyday. My back has "gone out" a few times, and my Mom has found me crying in my bed unable to move. The pain seems to be the worst in the morning. It also hurts if I sit up straight for too long. Could I have a pinched nerve or something?
974371 tn?1424656729 A few months ago, I started having low back and left hip pain that persisted. My dictor finally ordered an x-ray then an a MRI as a month of PT was no help at all. Tests dud show degeneration so he said it is age related, I am just 64. Different PT and they have been basically doing heat and ultrasound, no improvement and I now have pain across lower back, over both hips and a burning pain on the right side of my mid back. I am also going for acupuncture but nothing is helping.
Avatar f tn That posture adjustment usually reduces the strain on your back while sleeping. Have you asked about doing any stretching exercises? If they work, I suggest do them daily (even, when you're not suffering). An obus form (or folded towel) to give you better lower back support while sitting in chairs and carseats may help you in the daytime.
Avatar n tn My family has a history of kidney problems so I ask the doctor to do a urine specimen to rule out a kidney infection so she did. That came back fine. A few weeks later the pain continued. I went back to the doctor and she did blood work. All the blood work came back good but I still hurt. All she did was give me pain pills which do not help. It hurts when I lay on my side or when I try to get out of bed. Once I'm up, I don't feel the pain at all. What could this be?
Avatar n tn I feel like I am reading myself. I have the same problems with my back. I am unable to stand or walk for no more than a minute or two. I have been diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease & Osteoarthritis. I have 2 discs in my back that are completely dried out. Absolutely no fluid. So it is just vertebrae on vertebrae. Because of my weight i feel like my dr's wont help me. But please tell me if I am in constant ppain and unable to get around how am i suppose to lose weight??
Avatar n tn , kidney dr said he didn't feel it was anything to worry about at this time, also showed 2 cysts on Left ovary that have since cleared and so has the side pain, assumed to be from cysts.
Avatar n tn I would be anything from schoolwork, to internet browsing, to watching tv, to eating, to even just laying down in the dark and I would get these intense sharp pains on the back of my head behind my right ear. This pain only occurs in this location and it comes and goes. At first the pains were simply a nuesance as they would come and go and weren't that bad, but lately they're getting worse causing me to stop what I'm doing until they go away.
1770280 tn?1314588560 I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia Syndrome back in the mid 1990's and was given amitriptyline for it a few years later. I went on a vitamin and supplement regimen which kept the pain to a tolerable level for four or five years. Then I started with Elavil/amitrip for about five years before that wasn't working too well and I was placed on Effexor XR. NOT a good drug.
Avatar n tn We had to modify a lot of exercises that pull on your back - especially core exercises because they use the same muscles to stablize your back that are hurting! Oh - and no lifting weights without doctor supervision! You'll make it worse, even with the 3lb weights I was using to get started. Chiropractic care made my symptoms worse (years ago), and I'd try accupuncture (it's about all I haven't tried yet), but insurance doesn't pay for it. Sometimes exercise hurts, sometimes it helped.
Avatar f tn I've had 2 back surgeries, both performed 10 yrs ago, 1 yr apart. I feel great but I'm worried about Osteoarthritis. My mother suffered from it for a few years. Eventually al her vertabreas fused themselves together. How can I prevent this from happening to me?
Avatar f tn My mother is 85 years old and has had back problems since she was 40. She dove into a wave at a beach and hit her head at high speed which injured lower back discs. She had two removed (3 & 4, or 4 & 5, not sure; but fusion not done. She's always been very agile, exercising etc. She developed osteoarthritis in her 50's.