Osteoarthritis back treatment

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Avatar m tn I have osteoarthritis in my neck moderate and mild in lower back. Can and adjusment help? will they even do an adjustment me? i seem to be losing sensativity in my legs but dont know if iy du to oa in back nad neck.any help would be great. thank you.
1257704 tn?1269493583 Although without being able to examine you I can not offer you the specific advice on diagnosis and treatment that you need, but I would try to provide you some relevant information about your health concern. Generally pain in the back portion of the head originates from the neck problems due to irritation in the cervical (neck) spine because the nerves that supply the back of the head start in the upper cervical spine.
1378884 tn?1315509445 My guess is you have a low back injury that is irritating the sciatic nerve, which travels down the back of your hip and down your leg. Bone deposits can build up due to altered mechanics in how your walk, sit, stand, etc. after an injury. The old song, "the hip bone's connected to the knee bone" has more than a little truth to it! A foot injury, for example, makes you limp. This puts stress on the adjacent joints, so eventually your knees, hips and back start to hurt, too.
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.
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 m tn I mentioned this to my MD at my annual physical and she felt that it was probably osteoarthritis (mainly due to the fact that there was no redness around the joints). She didn't order any kind of tests to confirm this diagnosis. I've also started to notice some tenderness in my elbow joints when resting my elbows on a table, and my knee joints have been a bit stiff and sore after using my exercise bike.
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 f tn Every doctor I talked to since I first learned I had hep c, told me to wait to be treated because I am bipolar, with major depression. I know I wouldn't survive the old treatment because I get so depressed, I sometimes want to kill myself. I also have osteoarthritis in my lumbar and sciatica. In addition, I was shot in my right arm many years ago. I haven't had ,much trouble with it until now. I have lots of bone and bullet fragments in my shoulder and neck where the bullet used to be.
Avatar n tn A week ago he met with a small accident.He was admitted in the hospital,had his treatment ..now he is back to normal,even then he is still in hospital for complete recovery.He is telling that he is having severe backpain,he could'nt laydown or sit for a 5 minutes in the bed.(severe pain).The doctors tell us that he has some injuries in the backbones.(had his whole body scan,x-ray).I have a question that is this pain clearly related to the backbones or is it related to the cardiac surgery..
Avatar n tn Hi and welcome to the back pain community. What it means is that the disc between the L5 and S1 vertebrae is bulging and the portion of the disc that is bulging out from underneath the vertebrae is pushing up against the S1 nerve root on the right. With this type of injury, you may experience shooting pain down your right leg and maybe your left leg along with low back pain. I have the same thing going on as you along with complete disc dessication at L5-S1.
Avatar n tn My Neurosurgeon recommends Orthopedic surgery on my back, using a rod stablized by bolts and nuts. Why is the rod used? He gave me no reason for this recommendation. He said he will perform the neurosurgery for stenosis and an Orthopedic surgeon would perform the rod placement. He said the surgery is about 85% successful. That was a year ago and I have not agreed to the surgery yet. May I have more info on it?
Avatar f tn End stage liver disease occurs after stage 4 (cirrhosis) gets too advanced to turn back and you definitely do not want to go there. I think the arthritis issues that can be related to interferon are more along the lines of rheumatoid arthritis, an auto-immune disorder, than osteoarthritis, so should not make the osteo worse but might add another layer of misery if the interferon causes that in you; no way to tell in advance if it will happen.
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 m tn But they havent prescribed any more. I suffer from back and leg pain every second of the day. my girl freinds leaving me because all I do any more is come home from work and lay in bed because of the pain and discomfront. I have cut my hours from work from 60 hours a week to only fourty. The neurosurgeon told me that if I dont get any releif in the next 6 months that a spinal fusion will be optional.
Avatar f tn Basically my jaw kept popping in and out of place more frequently since my second go at having braces, which finished up back a year ago or so but it's been getting progressively worse, notably since August I can't open my mouth properly anymore and no I haven't been diagnosed officially by a doctor, last time I went with two complaints, jaw and heart so she told me my heart one was more serious and ignored my jaw.
Avatar f tn During treatment, my legs would ache. I thought it was the medicine but they continue to hurt 8 months post treatment. It rained today and now they are acting up again. I think the medicine brought out some arthitis. Has this happened to anybody else?
3202871 tn?1352133377 ------------------------------------- Did you have another viral load drawn at 24 weeks after end of treatment, in late May or early June? And did that 24 weeks post end of treatment VL come back UND? I ask because I am basing my response on you attaining SVR. "How long will it take me to feel normal again??" --------------------------------- The time it takes to feel "normal" again varies from person to person.
587787 tn?1218808059 Once I reached the theraputic dose I seemed to be doing better and went back to work after about 12 weeks. I was back to work full time a week and a half when the started painting the office below mine. I advised mu supervisor that the fumes were starting to bother me and I was getting a headache. She said everyone was getting headaches and left it at that. By days end I had a full blown migrane even with my Relpax. The next day it was worse.
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 n tn Tina, I can't help you with the question of if you get osteo effects from treatment, but I can tell you that I am on Actonel along with doing treatment. I developed osteoperosis at 42 years old and before treatment. I think that based on my experience, I would say that osteo effects (I also have osteoarthritis) may come from the hcv, not the treatment for hcv. That would just be my guess.
159785 tn?1276229625 I guess I'll go back to the PCP (who already told me he doesn't feel comfortable treating thyroid) and maybe get the PVC's reevaluated too. Perhaps an internist can manage the thyroid?
Avatar n tn I had 6 months treatment as well (Genotype 2) and late in treatment I noticed a little pain in the back of my knees when going up stairs. I figured it would go away after I finished tx. But it didn't. I was running for exercise prior to tx but had to quit during when my hemoglobin fell. Anyways, I got tired of waiting for improvement about 3 months post tx and tried to run despite the knee problems. I tried a couple days in a row but couldn't run more than a hundred feet.
768044 tn?1294227036 Are you satisfied with your current preventative treatment plan? Preventative treatment plans can include medications such as antidepressants, anticonvulsants, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers or Botox injections. Preventative treatment plans can also include trigger avoidance, special diets and treatments related to non-migraine diseases. A preventative treatment plan can also include supplements such as Vitamin B2, magnesium and co enzyme Q10 or herbal treatments such as feverfew.
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 from last few years i am suffering from back pain. whenever i standup from sitting or from sleeping, i get a sevior shocking pain at the lumber joint. the pain can be at the right, left, and middle or at the all three near pelvis. i am taking homeopathy treatment for last two and half years. the problem is that the pain returns again and again and now i am fedup. both of my kidnies are nomal.please help. the pain is like current shock and during pain my pelvis doesn't take my upper body weight.
748543 tn?1463449675 For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
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 What would cause an 18 month old lower back pain? she has not fell or hit it on anything. Thank you!
Avatar m tn been dealing with back pain for five yrs now.. im still having bouts of back pain which i simply managed thru back stretching exercise and during the flare ups anti inflamatorries drug. my pain is from neck down to lumbar , buttocks and sometimes leg..but more felt on the right side,, lately, i have lightheaded feelings, headpain back of my skulll connecte to my neck, i sometimes having problem with balance, blurry eyes and very sensetive to light,and sometimes dizzy feeling..