Osteoarthritis back pain scoliosis

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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!!
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.
1629578 tn?1299818494 I am now 48 and have two grown children. Several years ago I started experiencing pain in neck and lower back. It was painfully just getting out of bed in the morning and could not turn my head to the left very far at all. I started seeing a chiropractor for symptoms. He is very knowledgeable and also did reasearch on scoliosis and Harrington rod. My pain now is very minimal. I do see him for maintenance every other week. Regular alignment is very important. Works for me, anyway!
Avatar n tn Because of the constant pain after my first surgery I spent a lot of time on bedrest and as a result I developed osteoporosis. I now have osteoarthritis. Some days the pain in my back and hip are so bad I han hardly walk or even stand up. I had a baby just a year ago and the pain in my hip and back were so bad the last 2 months of pregnancy that I couldn't walk without assistance. I ended up having to be induced 2 weeks early because I couldn't take the pain anymore.
Avatar n tn your history sounds like mine. 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).
1956614 tn?1325869001 When walking or moving aroung for about 45 mins,I feel  intolerable pain, and a warm, sensation in my lower back. I could barely stand it feels like my lower back has been beaten up. I did not have this before surgery. Any suggestions as to what could be wrong?
Avatar f tn You see, when I was a kid, and even up until I had my 4th child, I could swim underwater for great distances, do contortions, backflips, lift as much weight as most men, (my husband's Lincoln welder was small business for me to lift), and I always walked long distances every day. Scoliosis and osteoarthritis have gotten the better of me, I'm afraid, and when I quit smoking twice, I gained over 60 unhealthy pounds. Today marks the day that I have lost 50 of those pounds, but I smoke.
Avatar m tn My sister, 61 years old, has scoliosis and severe osteoarthritis in her lower back. She endures debilitating pain. Since she is an alcoholic, she is not a candidate for traditional pain killers or opioids. 1. Would Baclofen be a possible treatment for managing her pain? 2. Is it possible that Baclofen might have a secondary, off-label, benefit of being a possible treatment for the alcoholism?
Avatar n tn I get severe low back pain after standing or walking. It's been like this for a few years, but lately, I can't stand more than a couple minutes without feeling the need to bend forward to alleviate the pressure on my back. I've mentioned it to my doctor and my chiropractor and both of them just sort of blow it off as nothing - but it's seriously affecting my quality of life. Even grocery shopping is difficult anymore. Any ideas?
214864 tn?1229718839 An xray showed that I had a mild case of scoliosis. I'd been complaining of back pain for about a year and his response was always "your scoliosis shouldn't be hurting you that much" or don't we all, just something you have to get used to..." The pain was so debilitating, I had to take a leave from work. Feeling like a total failure, and completely inadequate, my parents finally convinced me to pretty much demand that I be referred to an orthopedic surgeon.
Avatar n tn I have suffered from back pain since an injury in 1993 and have a compressed and bulging disk in the L4-5 area as well as osteoarthritis. I have a family history of serious Dowangers (sp) hump, spinal stenosis, and scoliosis that develops after the age of 40. My sister's spine completely twisted from scoliosis within 2 years and had corrective surgery at age 53. Because of all this, I have regular care,MRI's, & x-ray's.
Avatar n tn After an hour or two, the pain basically disappears. The pain seems to be emanating from my spine, and tensing up the back muscles nearest the spine. I have been seeing a chiropractor/massage therapist for about 4 weeks now, and it has not helped, because the pain is only after I sleep! I am 23 years old. I help my dad deliver produce 2 times a week in the morning, and I am also a full time sales associate at Sears selling electronics (which I'm on my feet all day.
Avatar n tn At this moment as I write this I feel fine, the symptoms of the ulcer/GERD have retreated and have not bothered me so far. The only pain is the pain I get in the back of my head. But you guys have given me some great input, thank you. If anyone else has some suggestions would appreciate it as it may take some time for my doctor to make room for me.
Avatar f tn They are probably from nerve irritation in your back, possibly from osteoarthritis. I would recommend that you be seen by a neurologist to evaluate the nerves in your legs. With the symptoms also in your hands and tongue, you can't rule-out a brain problem. In that case, the neurologist would probably want to do an MRI of your brain and entire spine. That is my recommendation for you.
Avatar f tn I am tired of not being able to do any normal activity without feeling pain all the time. My pain is primarily in my lower back, neck, and shoulders. I continue to have muscle spasms as well in my lower back that radiates down my legs. PLEASE HELP!!! I am running out of options and I have so much more of life to live. I would like to be able to enjoy it. Thank you for any help you can provide.
Avatar f tn Last week, I began experiencing symptoms again of the rib pain, sternum/chest pain, and middle-upper back pain, as well as an achey sensation in my shoulders. The doctor ran a bunch of tests, including a 3 day holter to monitor my heart which was fine. My blood work was pristine (his words not mine), with exception to urate levels which were, quite frankly, through the roof. I don't eat much red meat and I don't drink alcohol, but I do take a diuretic for blood pressure.
Avatar m tn The pain level reduced dramatically but I still have to take 2 Vicodines per day due to a pain in a specific point in my back. An MRI and X-Rays showed no additional evident problems. Is there a way for me to further explore the cause of the pain and try to treat it?
1072055 tn?1264195605 Is this something that is suppose to cause pain in the legs? I have been having pain down both legs, not at the same time, and when ever it feels like coming and going. Changing positions of sitting and laying does not help. It is hard to walk at times. It goes from my low back down the back of my leg to my knee, into my ankle and sometimes down the bottom of my foot between my second and third toes. Is this normal with levoscoliosis?
Avatar f tn I'm in my late 50's and I've been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, scoliosis, degenerative disc disease and fibromyalgia. A family doctor I saw In the previous city I lived in would give me saline injections in specific trigger points which eased considerably the pain I experience. In fact, over time the repeated injections seemed to eradicate some trigger points. It's been over 10 years since I saw this doctor as I moved to another location.
415109 tn?1304893782 Over the past 2 weeks I have been having a sharp pain in my Left side/back at T7 level. Can't equate it to any particular injury or activity. It is getting worse despite massage, ice, naproxen and Tyl#3. Today I actually broke down and went to clinic and got cortisone shot but it feels worse. I know it takes awhile for stuff to work but this is a real pain! I do have osteoarthritis and religiously take my calcium and exercise-any suggestions on what else to try?
539478 tn?1296624612 I have 4-5 schmorls nodes, osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, as well as scoliosis. I've had to give up all the fitness classes I teach except just leading dance troupe. I was told I should never do that stuff again due to the condition of my spine. I also took 2 months off to try to heal the fractures & herniations.
Avatar n tn An MRI scan showed progressive degenerative disease (osteoarthritis) as an annual bulge. I get a lot of pain all down my legs and doctor says this is referred pain from the back. Sometimes the pains are tolerable. Over Christmas my back completely went even though I had been taking Codipar and Ibobrufen for my leg pains and had to get some Diazepam to help relax the musles to relieve the severe pain. I suffer from pins and needles in the feet too, sometimes worse than other times.
1751294 tn?1332287065 Hi, well, she said I have Osteoarthritis in my neck and back, I have very low vit D because there was calcium build up in my bones, I have hardly any motion in my neck (to the right and left) and I have mild to moderate scoliosis. I've been depressed a lot this past week considering everything else I deal with healthwise.
Avatar n tn It is filled with Dilaudid by her pain management doctor and it distributes small doses of medication into her body. She has osteoporosis (sp), scoliosis, and osteoarthritis and her back broke in several areas. She is only 66 too. Anyway, it has helped her immensely. The doctor mentioned to her about installing a device that blocks pain messages from the brain or to the brain. She is looking into that as well.
Avatar f tn Stenosis and scoliosis in lumber spine and osteoarthritis in both hands. Apart from the intermittent leg/bone pain I still suffer from in the long bones (which leaves the muscles tired and painful and as if they are contracting), I had excrutiating finger pains for the first part of this year. I have been on celebrex and had cortizone injections, but still continue to suffer, especially with the bone pain.
Avatar f tn And other than the pain in the left upper abdominal area all the time, I sometimes get pain in my shoulders, front and back. So I told her about that. Well...she answered that people who have GERD sometimes get shoulder pain. But I told her that the gastric emptying test result showed that I don't have GERD so what she was saying didn't make sense. Well, before I had the test, because I had pain in my shoulders, I took CT scans for pancreatitis but the results came negative.
Avatar n tn No one has even looked at the base of my neck. I do have adult onset scoliosis and osteoarthritis in my neck and back. I am going to have another type of injection in about a month. I will update this post as I hear more.
14527604 tn?1435006451 Did these symptoms and signs come on because of a traumatic injury, or is this degenerative disc disease? Is your pain being medicated? How bad is that scoliosis, and where is it? Do you have any symptoms from the cyst? It is causing foraminal stenosis. Finally, fusion should not be done to reduce pain -- in many, fusion exacerbates pain. Don't jump into surgery because you're desperate. Aren't you receiving pain control medication? Why not?
Avatar n tn I am a 46 years old male, quite fit. I have had some back and feet pain in the past, I have mild scoliosis since a child, nothing severe, so I began to go to a chiropractic once in a while for the last 3 years and began also to wear custom made orthotics and very confortable shoes. I exercise sort of quite regularly, I am not a gym freak but I bike, swim, walk and lift light weights.