Osteoarthritis back pain relief

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Avatar f tn Hi lonikay, I want to welcome you to the Pain Management Forum and let you know that I'm glad that you have found the Forum. I need for you to understand that there are NO Doctors on the Forum. We are all CP (Chronic Pain) Patients and try to help each other by sharing our expertise and experiences we have had with our pain conditions. I'm so sorry that you are having these problems with your Arthritis. I also, suffer from Osteoarthritis. I know how VERY painful it is.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed about 6 months ago with osteoarthritis in my L4/5 and was told it was a moderate case by my GP. I've had back pain going back 10yrs, but they just figured it out recently. My problem is that my doctor is refusing to do pain control even with my CT and Xrays showing up postive. I've told her I'm looking for pain relief and not to get high. In the last 3 months or so, it's been 5/7 days with moderate pain and I'm taking the max amount of Motrin and T1's possible.
Avatar m tn 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. Lying down, getting up, standing, walking, twisting, reaching, any movement may cause the grabbing pain unexpectedly. It seems to radiate from the spine across the top of the hip and down the right leg.
662727 tn?1225056947 The pain started in my lower back and hips in my late thirties. Ten years later I was finally diagnosed with osteoarthritis after an ex-ray showed severe degeneration of the spine. The disease had now spread through my entire body. After many visits to various specialist the only treatment they could offer was in the form of :Paracetamol 500mg / Dihydrocodeine 20mg to control the pain. I have been taking 6 to 8 tablets a day. the pain never goes away but it does make it more bearable.
Avatar f tn Aside from an RX, you might try accupuncture, heat/cold therapies, topical pain relievers or massage to get relief from the pain you are experiencing. Accupuncture did wonders for me while I was waiting for a dx, it was the best relief I got.
1378884 tn?1315509445 The Prednisone is really not helping the hip or back pain pain as of yet but it's early. Is celebrez ok for inflammation relief with fewer side affects? Thanks Again.
Avatar n tn Hi a year ago I visited my GP with left hip and upper thigh pain. He sent me for an X-Ray which showed early arthritis changes. He sent for a course of Physiotherapy which I attended for 6months. In the end I stopped going because after the initial mild improvement in pain there was no further improvement. I am taking 1500mg Glucosamine Sulphate + 1200mg Marine Chondroitin + 1000mg Omega 3 fish oil daily.
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 n tn Dehydration or low amounts of potassium, sodium, calcium, or magnesium in the blood, muscle fatigue or strain from overuse, too much exercise, or holding a muscle in the same position for a long time, strain, stress fracture, tendonitis, Shin splints -- pain in the front of your leg related to overuse or repetitive pounding, claudication, osteomyelitis,osteoarthritis, nerve damage- Sciatic nerve pain (radiating pain down the leg) caused by a slipped disk in the back.
Avatar f tn if I out live the implant-so be it, back to the or for another overhaul..I am in less pain already than prior to surgery....Best of luck in your decision. Not much osteo discusion here, more RA centered.. hope this relates in some way. http://surfacehippy.info/hiptalk/index.php?PHPSESSID=ae5cd1bbf41b155b2775c219bc4f2b9b&topic=1351.
Avatar m tn Based on my description does this sound like osteoarthritis? Are there any further tests you would recommend? My only other symptoms are occasional back pain and occasional tenderness around my rib cage. I have also been diagnosed with diverticulitis, although it doesn't flare up often.
1754908 tn?1312403962 If I had known then what I know now about them I'd have gladly just put up with minimal pain relief then deal with the hellish pain of addiction. Even if you don't get "addicted" per se, you WILL end up dependant on the drug. The end result is similar - life revolving around a pill bottle and getting very sick if you run out. Opiates may be great at killing pain but the problem is no matter what, eventually you'll need more and more of the drug to get the same relief.
550432 tn?1215136917 I get some back pain in the thoracic spine in the T1-2 area and the T8. The big problem is that I get really bad chest spasm in the center of my chest near the collar bone and below. My Neurologist says the MRI doesn't seem to show any pinched nerves or bone spurs causing the pain. The only way to get some relief is to use the Homedics massager to attempt to align the spine. This used to work well but as time goes on it does less good.
Avatar m tn Spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spinal canal which can encroach upon the nearby nerve roots, causing pain. Opioid pain medications can significantly help the low back pain but not so much the leg pain. I am on the Fentanyl patch along with oxycodone IR for breakthrough pain and I still deal with significant nerve pain that shoots down my legs. Gabapentin (generic for Neurontin) helps way more than the opioid medications do for this type of pain. Have you tried Neurontin or Lyrica?
1110049 tn?1409405744 Now told I have osteoarthritis in spine. Had no back pain, only the hip pain. Presume this is what is known as referred pain, but I must admit I am bemused. Does glucosamine or any other supplement help with arthritis in spine? I am 69 yrs old, so know it is due to wear and tear.
Avatar f tn I am dissinagrating, and have a hard time with finding relief from pain without getting addicted to my relief. Why does relief have to come in the form of another addiction.
Avatar m tn For example, had you have known that the heavy wallet you kept for the past 30 years in your right rear pocket couple with driving an automobile with the seat all the way back, plus adding in an extra 20 pounds around the waste is the real problem not the pain in your back. The wallet causing you to sit off center and the driving with your legs straight out forces you to pull on your lower back instead of pulling the seat closer using more of your knees than back might show you some relief.
Avatar f tn I have tried wheat bags in the past, is this the same as the arthritis pad? I have pain going down the backs of the legs, lower back pain, upper back stiffness and sometimes pain in the thighs and hips, depending on the day. I don't think my doctor realizes the pain I'm in as all he will give me is Tramal 50mg. I am waiting on a neural blockade bilaterally and haven't worked in 2 months. Are you working? Im hoping to get a job a few days a week where I can sit and move around!!
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15428331 tn?1440594434 Nothing works for my lower back/hip pain. I am doing yoga and stretching exercises but more often than not they aggravate my back even more. Also been trying to walk but the pain in my hips is often so intense I sometimes can't even finish grocery shopping without having to take a break. In so desperate. I want to function normally and live life. I cannot do certain parts of my job so I am in danger of losing it. I don't want to go on disability. Doctors seem to minimize my pain.
Avatar m tn I have mid upper back pain on both sides of my back with neck and shoulder pain. Back pain is approximately along the edge of my scapulas. Pain Management believes back pain is caused by rib inflammation and is treating it with DEPOMEDROL shots once a month. I am taken Tramadol and Zanaflex which gives minor relief.. My concern is the pain on my right side will coincide with spasms in my esophogus area( middle chest pain). I have had this for over a year.
Avatar m tn Back pain. Was diagnosed with osteoarthritis, my right hand started to go numb in just two fingers now it's my whole arm. Had back x rays showed pinched nerve on l5s1. The most painful part is I have to bend my spine to get relief I'm constantly bending backward to relive pressure. What's this from. I'm 24 male} I'm currently taking naproxen, flexril, lidocain patches, predistone (when needed for swelling). My father has spinal stenosis, mother has chromed , grandmother has lupus.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn I was great for a few weeks then the locking and general pain came back. Not as often as it used to but still painful and such. Also, now my left knee which used to rarely ever lock or hurt is now doing both. They lock on me and just in general hurt. So I went back to my surgeon and he got another X ray which didnt show anything that different and ordered blood work and a MRI which we are going to look at at my next appointment.
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 m tn I feel your pain and hope you get relief soon. I am also dealing with horrible lower back and hip pain. Sharp pains going down my legs and even burning or electric feeling in my hips. I had two epidurals and cortisone shots which did nothing for me. I take muscle relaxers, nerve meds and narcotics that still don't help the pain. I am 27 years old and I look like i'm 90 walking around hunched over or with a cane because I am scared I am going to fall again.
Avatar n tn The premise is that if the temporary injections provide immediate pain relief, that area can be confirmed as the pain generator. It is a very good diagnostic tool to determine the primary source of pain symptoms. Did he give you a specific name for the injections he is planning to give? I ask for a definite name as there are varied types of injections given and there are subtle differences regarding how and where they are injected.
Avatar n tn oh well I guess I will just get back on my regular schedule of vicoden, I was trying to cut down because I have been resting alot and my headaches arent as severe if I rest but my back is getting worse. What pain relief did you find worked? Thanks for the prayers, the more the better and stronger they are!!
Avatar m tn Non-Drug Solutions for Pain Relief Before resorting to a narcotic pain reliever. Below is a list 18 non-drug treatments for pain. These options provide excellent pain relief without any of the health hazards that prescription (and even over-the-counter) painkillers carry. This list is in no way meant to represent the only approaches one can use. These are just some of the best strategies.