Osteoarthritis medical management

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1459410 tn?1285698605 I have taken ibuprofen for weeks at a time in the past for the osteoarthritis in my jaws. I try to take it sparingly for it now. But I get frequent heartburn and was recently put on cytotec generic, which is supposed to help with stomach lining. I have tried acupuncture, which I thought helped some, herbal heat pack, ice, valium, ibuprofen and wear a flat-planed splint for my jaw osteoarthritis.
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.
Avatar f tn Long story short, after arthroscopic surgery on my right knee (the worst of the 2), my surgeon found an incredible amount of damage...all from osteoarthritis. He said he's never seen such damage in someone my age. I was an incredibly active person and was in the military for 8 years. I have sinced had to quit running and many activities I enjoyed. It has been so very very depressing and I find it hard some days to go on. I am 7 weeks post-op and saw my surgeon today.
1875722 tn?1320440866 Then I had to apply heating pads and take a pain pill (I am on supervised medical pain management). No more hopping out of bed to make coffee anymore!!! I have noticed that the humidity and time of year directly affects it. I live in NW Arkansas in the Ozarks. Can anyone else relate?
Avatar m tn I have osteoarthritis in six cervical vertebrae, and without management the pain is incapacitating. I prefer Tramadol because of the reduced/nonexistent side effects. It stops the pain, and allows me to function- no "high". I am also prescribed one half Endocet up to twice daily for severe flair-ups. Sometimes it works, as it's a fast-acting, short term medication, and the small amount keeps the withdraw sickness away. But it is habit-forming, and I treat it with caution.
199177 tn?1490502134 The term alternative therapy, in general, is used to describe any medical treatment or intervention that has not been sufficiently scientifically documented or identified as safe and effective for a specific condition. Alternative therapy encompasses a variety of disciplines including acupuncture, guided imagery, chiropractic treatment, yoga, hypnosis, biofeedback, aromatherapy, relaxation, herbal remedies, massage and many others.
Avatar f tn I had spinal fusion and harrington rods surgery in 1987 in the lumbar area for congenital scoliosis. I also have osteoarthritis, cervical arthritis and fibromyalgia and sometimes severe headaches. I have been reading the posts from the different people and I am sorry to say that I can relate to the unbearable pain.
Avatar n tn If PT isn't helping, you can consider another orthopedic opinion to see whether surgery is an option. You can also consider a pain management specialist to help manage the discomfort. If cervical DJD is a problem, spinal injections to help relieve the discomfort can be considered. Another option would be a referral to a neurologist to consider electrodiagnostic testing to determine if there is nerve damage. These options can be discussed with your personal physician.
Avatar f tn I am able to email my doctor through this private message feature from the online medical portal. So I sent my doctor (primary doctor) an email at 8:30 am. I have not heard anything yet. I want to know if my MRI showed the problem and what she plans to do to help me. I have been reading up on Pain Management clinics. I know the VA has one because I've walked past it before. I want to inquire about this without seeming like I am trying to get medications or anything.
199177 tn?1490502134 The term alternative therapy, in general, is used to describe any medical treatment or intervention that has not been sufficiently scientifically documented or identified as safe and effective for a specific condition. Alternative therapy encompasses a variety of disciplines including acupuncture, guided imagery, chiropractic treatment, yoga, hypnosis, biofeedback, aromatherapy, relaxation, herbal remedies, massage and many others.
6708370 tn?1471493810 Australian researchers reviewed three randomized trials that compared acetaminophen with a placebo for the relief of spinal pain, and 10 trials that compared their use for easing the pain of osteoarthritis. All together, the analysis included 5,366 patients. Acetaminophen was given orally in doses between 3,000 and 4,000 milligrams a day, except for one study in which a dose of 1,000 milligrams was administered intravenously.
Avatar n tn For a year my hand was rebroke, reset and recasted. I was able to get appropiate medical care after that year, and than I was told I had Stage 4 Kienbocks disease. I went through cardiovascularization surgery, with no improvement.
Avatar n tn I am trying to wean and stay off so any info that might scare me as far as possibly killing myself might help me get clean and stay clean. I worked in the medical field for many years and know enough about alot of medications but have never heard about the heart attck and stroke before. Thanks for your time.
931217 tn?1283484935 In Europe and some other parts of the world neutering is far less common, and when females are spayed only the ovaries are usually removed. The primary purpose of neutering is to prevent reproduction, but like most medical interventions the procedure has a variety of other effects, both beneficial and undesirable. The decision whether or not to neuter a pet involves comparing the benefits and the risks in the context of the circumstances in which the pet lives.
Avatar f tn It is best that you talk to her doctor for proper management. Factors such as her symptoms, medical history, overall health and results of other tests are important considerations. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn Chiropractors can actually make some conditions worse. They are not medical doctors. You need a diagnosis from a medical doctor and then you should ask a medical doctor for clearance to go to a chiropractor for treatment. I wouldn't go back to the chiropractor until a medical doctor advises you that is okay. I hope you feel better soon.
657653 tn?1224684306 I have been a nurse for forty years and can certainy understand why this could be. What can be done about this condition other than pain management? I am not up on all the latest medical news and treatments for my condition. What will eventually happend to me? Please be completely honest with me as I need to know. I appreciate your input.
Avatar f tn Which type Doctor is better to see for traumatic issues and help with pain management and other illness? I have insurance and so many psychologist do not take it, so it's like I have nothing. I'm so uncertain as to what to do.......What good is insurance when a doctor won't take it? I've been dx with: Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, DDD, Mild to Moderate Spinal Stenosis (S1 thru L3), Gerd (2 Bleeding Ulcers in 1996) and now an enlarged pituitary gland.
Avatar n tn I have Osteoarthritis. I've had it for over 20 yeras. Its in my hands. I recently moved to the CSRA area of South Carolina. I have been to FOUR doctors here. They dont listen. They mess with my high blood pressure, my pain management, and Asperger's Syndrone medication. The results have been catastrophic. They want to try all kinds of things, and Im tired of it. I want to go back to the meds that WORK.
Avatar n tn Muscle wasting could be due to disuse atrophy like sedentary jobs, medical conditions limiting their movement or decreased activity levels can lose muscle tone and develop atrophy. Other type is neurogenic atrophy, which occurs when there is an injury to or disease of a nerve connecting to the muscle like in polio, guillain barre syndrome or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
3134561 tn?1342629375 Hip pain is known to be a very common health complaint that affects people’s life including doing the simplest activities, medical researchers say. For an effective hip pain management, one should know the symptoms and causes of hip problems. Hip replacement surgery is one of the most prescribed treatments for hip problems. The Stryker hip replacement recall broadens definition of metal-on-metal hip.
Avatar m tn A weight gain of 45 lbs over one year period is significant. Please follow up with your primary care physician and psychiatrist for a comprehensive medical evaluation on possible causes. Regarding your question on which of your medications may cause weight gain, it is probably paroxetine (Paxil). However, it may also be a combination of medication(s), chronic depression, changes in appetite, and lack of exercise due to depression and/or osteoarthritis.
Avatar m tn Many studies have confirmed that chiropractic management is much safer and less expensive than allopathic medical treatments, especially when used for pain, such as low-back pain. Qualified chiropractic, osteopathic, and naturopathic physicians are reliable, as they have received extensive training in the management of musculoskeletal disorders during their course of graduate healthcare training, which lasts between four to six years.
Avatar f tn I recently had two Epidural Steroid Injections for pain management. It has helped some - about 25-30% increase in functionality. The problem for me is that my Pelvis clunks when I walk causing terrible pain. In all the information I've read I have never seen mention of this with other people. I had a physiotherapist tell me it was a ligament snapping, but I believe its bone's not ligaments. Any ideas?
Avatar f tn i consulted with Associate Professor of Rheumatology (a member of ISN Medical Advisory Board). Dr. inform us that her right shoulder freeze and swelling on knee. Also tell us that Bones degeneration started, advise us some exercises to unfreeze shoulder and other body parts moment on daily bases. Dr. suggest medical test and Xrays etc results given below. Test Result Normal Value Anti-CCP >500.
Avatar f tn After 21 years, I left due to increasing medical problems. I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both hips in 2005. When I was diagnosed, both of my legs were swollen and painful. An xray showed they both had bone spurs. My shoulders have been increasingly been getting worse. My left one leaves my arm numb and tingling all the way down to the fingers. My right one swells up so bad, that it literally swells up my neck. The more I use them the worse it gets.
8317359 tn?1397624939 Three years ago I was diagnosed with a severe case of osteoarthritis of the spine and I'm told there is NO cure for this medical condition. The doctors have claimed all they can do is treat me for the pain and as of today's date, I have yet to be pain free with this problem. My PCP claims in the 30+ years he has been practicing medicine, he has never seen such a severe case of osteoarthritis as my case? I find that somewhat difficult to believe!
Avatar m tn I do not know what surgery and what medical condition you have. Pain medications are usually taken for short period of time. For chronic pain management, you will need rehabilitation and physical therapy, with or without pain medications. For more information, please go to "NSAIDs: Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs" from American College of Rheumatology: http://www.rheumatology.
Avatar f tn Subsets of Osteoarthritis Primary osteoarthritis is characterized by joint pain, stiffness, limited range of motion, and weakness. Primary osteoarthritis is also referred to as idiopathic, meaning, there is no known underlying or predisposing cause. Primary osteoarthritis is recognized as the most common form of osteoarthritis. Secondary osteoarthritis has an underlying or predisposing cause.
Avatar f tn I have crohn's, enteropathic arthritis, lupus, hosimoto thyroid and back issues...oh, DDD and osteoarthritis. I have retrolethesis at L3. Disk is pushing in, out os alignment on my spinal chord. The pain mgt doc gave me an epideral of steroids in Dec., it escalated the pain in my right leg, hips and back. He recently started me on butrans 5mcg/hr. It's help with the back pain. GI doc wanted me off...concerned about side effects.