Osteoarthritis neck and spine

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Avatar f tn I've had mri's of my spine and shows osteoarthritis with bone spurs in cervical thoracic and lumbar. This was done in 2007 (i was 35), now i have this horrible tendonitis in both wrists and i'm on prednisone. Could this be related to the arthritis? i'm seeing an ortho but he doesn't know about the osteoarthritis (i was just rereading my reports and it jumped out at me). What should i expect with this diagnosis? I have terrible neck pain and headaches and numbness on left side of body.
Avatar n tn I have had ct scans and mri scans. Both show calcification and osteoarthritis from my neck to my lumbar area. I frequently get numbness in my legs and hands, severe pain to the point where walking in unbearable. I can not work around the house for more than 15min a day and employment is at the moment out of the question because my back will spasm severly at any time. I was told that applying for a total and permanent disability to ensure I would not have to try and work. My Dr.
Avatar n tn Also degeneration between same discs shows on the X-rays. I experience pain, especially in the 2 areas that lead to neck and headaches. What other areas of my body does this affect? I do on occasion experience numbness and tingling in both hands and fingers, but will stop when massaged. So, I am looking for other symptoms in my body resulting from the spurs touching nerves in both areas. Thank you. John.
1257704 tn?1269493583 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. Mostly, this kind of head pain aggravates after turning head and typically occurs in patients with previous neck injuries and in patients with marked arthritis of the upper cervical spine.
Avatar m tn The osteoarthritis may progress slowly over time. Strengthening the muscles that support the neck and cervical spine may lesson symptoms of pain and discomfort. ~•~ Dr. Parks This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice. The information presented in this posting is for patients’ education only. As always, I encourage you to see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
Avatar m tn One day the oa was bad i was messing around and walking with old kane we found and it took the pressure of my back and neck, hopfuly but probaly will need one one day hopfuly way in the future. im 44 y/o male. work at a grocery store mostly outside pushing carts in all kinds of wheather. any help would be good.
Avatar n tn Thanks for your interest....at least I am functioning and can work. Pain in left side of neck and up into base of head is starting to get bad again. I may see if I can get some accupuncture again to tide me over. Everytime I looked at the 'ask a doctor' section of this web site, it always says no more questions. I wonder if they have just stopped using that portion......oh well.
Avatar n tn I have osteoarthritis and osteoperosis. Both have taken a toll on me. I've been to the Arthritis Foundation and they give me Actenal for the ostearthritis . It does releave some of the pain but not all. I'm 62 yrs. old and I know what you mean by having the pain doing simple tasks.
Avatar n tn Full work up done after the accident, x-rays of most major joints and entire spine. No one said anything about arthritis at that time. I had a spine MRI performed in late March. Now all of the sudden I'm riddled with arthritis, and the degeneration is compressing discs and nerves. My Orthopedist seems to feel that the arthritis is not related to the wreck. It's my understanding that trauma to any joints can lead to the onset of arthritis.
7486852 tn?1410355784 When I was around 18 I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in my left knee, but now I'm almost 25 and I am having a lot more bone pain but the most extreme is my knees but now I have the same pain, popping, cracking in my hips, ankles, wrists, lower ribcages with a bump on the right, shoulder blades, neck, spine, and my tailbone hurts pretty bad as well, oh and the bone in the side of my foot.. i haven't been back to a specialists since the diagnosis and I have no insurance.
Avatar n tn In my last visit, she pointed out to me that in my c-scan in 2004 I had moderate osteoathritis in my spine and I went for another shoulder and neck xray to see if this could be causing the problems. I am a 44 year old female PE teacher and she felt this had shown up at a young age. I have played many sports and had minor injuries. I will have to wait for the x-ray resullts because I am in a remote area and they read tests once evry 2 weeks or so.
Avatar n tn in really bad pain mid to lower back, recently had mri scan which reads - there are moderate degenerative changes throughout the lower thoracic and lumber spine with dehydration and circumferential bulging of the discs as well as signs of facet joint osteoarthritis. loss of disc height is noted from L2-3 to L5-S1. from L3-4 to L5-S1 there are reactive endplate changes. at L4-5 there is mild spinal canal narrowing but no evidence of nerve root compression.
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 m tn i have been having upper back and neck pain along with numbness in fingers and toes.
5536514 tn?1373503602 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. He showed me a photo of my back and I have a very big hollow, and my muscles were in spasm, and although his manipulation hurt it freed up the tightness.
Avatar f tn I would hope that he will send you for imaging tests or xrays to find out what is going on with the spine and especially the neck and thoracic area. Unfortunately there is no cure for bone problems, but there are remedies to help you deal with the pain and discomfort. Ask to be referred to s physiotherapist to give you appropriate exercises to do and they may suggest neck traction if they feel it may help. The jaw problem is likely to be a bone issue too.
Avatar n tn My daughter's neck crackles and pops and the Dr. told her it's bone on bone and to stop popping it on purpose. MSM might help some.
Avatar f tn Cervical Spondylosis is a general term for age-related wear and tear affecting the spinal disks in your neck. As the disks dehydrate and shrink, signs of Osteoarthritis develop. Cervical Spondylosis actually means Osteoarthritis of the Cervical Spine. So the answer is the same to your question regrading Osteoarthritis. I would assume you medical provider would refer you to a Neurosurgeon. I want to commend you for educating yourself on your condition. Read - Read - Read.
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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.
Avatar f tn Hello, a few years ago my husband was at work and I guess you could say he compressed his neck, while something was coming down, he was going up, and boom. Ever since then, he has had to crack his neck a couple of times a day, it locks up on him if he doesnt, and he says that if he is wearing earplugs, he can hear fluid squishing around when he cracks it. I am curious to see if anybody can tell me what could possibly be happening with his neck, or what could have happened to it.
Avatar f tn He has had to go to the ER a few times and x-rays were normal. He went to the dr. yesterday and she gave him Flexeril and Ultram but they don't seem to help the pain. Tonight I put hot, wet washrags (making them hotter slowly) and after waiting about 15 minutes, rubbed ben-gay on his neck and shoulder muscles. He says 'if I could just crack my neck, I think it would feel allot better'. Any other suggestions about what I can do to help him?
1422878 tn?1284588193 im having neck pain...my arm hurts. and my hand is tingling. my neck hurts when i move it.... and it makes a cracking sound when try to move it. What is going on?
Avatar f tn The cervical spine extends from C1-C7 and narrowing is visible at multiple levels more pronounced at the C5-C6. Neural foramina are the openings where the nerves come out from the spinal canal. If there is narrowing of these openings it can compress on the nerve and cause symptoms like pain or weakness of the part innervated by the nerve. The compression needs to be removed for the symptoms to resolve. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
5417328 tn?1367647532 X ray- You have degenerative osteoarthritis between your C4 and C7 levels and bone spurs from C4-C7 and rating this I am also unsure of. If it is pressing on a nerve it is very severe due to nerve damage it can cause. They can be dissolved however. MRI-L4/5 L5/S1 you also have degenerative osteoarthritis causing narrowing between the vertebra.
Avatar f tn New study proves that pain is not a symptom of osteoarthritis, pain causes arthritis Pain is more than a symptom of osteoarthritis, it is an inherent and damaging part of the disease itself, according to a study published September 29* in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatism. link to article: http://www.prohealth.com/library/showarticle.cfm?
975514 tn?1325001538 *I have body pain (shoulders, neck, chest, lower back, buttock, legs), and suffer from minor DDD, scoliosis, muscle weakness, minor osteoarthritis of the spine. *Intense sciatica pain, and leg pain since I was 18 years old *Headaches and Migraines *When I was young I had two seizures *I have suffered from Atrial Fibrillation, I am doing ok as long as I take potassium. *Have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia I really do not know much about MS.
Avatar f tn History indicates neck pain and back pain. CT scan of the cervical spine demonstrates degenerative disc disease. No spinal stenosis. Small central disc protrusion is noted at C3-4 without impingement on the dural sac. Minimal annulus bulging is present at C4-5. At C5-6 there is some posterior osteophyte formation. Disc space cannot be evaluated at this level or more caudally because of shoulder artifact. There is no acute finding.
Avatar f tn I was not able to move my neck at all at first, and had pain and tingling down my arm, and a stabbing pain in my shoulder blade. Worst of all was the vertigo and head pressure. CT's showed no bulging discs. Muscle relaxers have helped, but the pressure in my head never went away and is becoming maddening. The pain comes and goes, but the pressure is persistent. The pain radiates through my face, and down my arm and back.
538894 tn?1389310148 Then I went to a Spine Doctor and turned out that I had a hemi-vertebrae in my C-spine and moderate scoliosis there as well. So what can I do to stop the aches and pains, and stop this cracking my neck habit??