Osteoarthritis of lower back symptoms

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Avatar f tn I have had some back pain in the past and recently had some lower back pains. Now my back keeps popping (never had this before), it doesn't really hurt when it pops but very uncomfortable. Sometimes I'm feeling a pain between my stomach and abdomen area.
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.
Avatar f tn It is highly likely given your age, that you have some type of degeneration of the bones. You can always get back to your doctor and ask him to refer you to Triage and/or a back specialist. If you don't keep going back to see the doctor, they think you are coping and doing fine. I know exactly the feeling of being let down by the NHS. Last week my doctor winged about how he is being treated working for the NHS and would like to see the end of the NHS.
1187243 tn?1268400611 what are the symptoms of fibromyalgia? how long do you have it? what medicines are used to treat it?
Avatar n tn I am a active 24 year old and have been expierencing aching hips sometimes both at once,sometimes just one and the pain hurts in my lower back and hip,and allso radiated down the back of my thigh and sometimes into my knee when it happens. The hip pain is worse in teh eveing,if i am sitting too long,or too active that dayallso i notice i have the pain when it rains or is cold outside.The pain allso wakes me up at night and interferes with my sleep.
Avatar n tn I am a very active person stretching everyday (because of my lower back) and using an elliptical machine for 30min/ 3 times a week for 6 yrs around 480 calories each time. I also walk the dog for an hour each weekday and stretch during this walk. I can say with certainty that longer or more frequent walks would always leave me with a stiff and painful lower back. I decided to start walking more this winter that’s when everything went wrong.
Avatar n tn With a serious accident, osteoporosis or other causes of weakened vertebral bones, vertebral fractures in the lumbar spine may also occur. Chronic lower back pain usually has a more insidious onset, occurring over a long period of time. Physical causes may include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, degeneration of the discs between the vertebrae, or a spinal disc herniation, a vertebral fracture I hope this helps. Take care and keep us posted.
Avatar f tn Even a few x-ray's of your back would be beneficial to your diagnosis. Please know that I'm thinking of you and will be looking for your updates. Sending you good thoughts and wishes...........
214864 tn?1229718839 Now I have developed osteoarthritis as diagnosed by a rheumatologist. I have a lot of lower back pain constantly whenever I sleep for more than 6 or 7 hours. I also have flairs of pain in other joints. I am wondering if any of you have ever heard of a pilonidal cyst, which makes tunnels with hair and pus in many directions, entangling with the nerves of the lower spine?
Avatar n tn I ascribe all my present problems to tx, except the osteoarthritis in my lower back. The theory that's all aging holds no water with me. Of course I aged, a few more grey hairs, a few more wrinkles, little more flabiness, little more forgetfullness, a little more of this or that...no problem, it's plain old age. But this cognitive stuff I am having now has squat to do with aging, nor any of the other symptoms I talked about.
Avatar n tn You don't indicate your age or any other medical conditions, but the symptoms can be possibly related to osteoarthritis of the hip. Best to make an appt with your doctor to reduce the risk of the condition becoming worse and escalating to a chronic problem.
Avatar f tn recently my lower back started hurting. the pain came out of nowhere. it felt like a sciatic issue... pain in lower back that radiated down right leg. since then the right side of my tailbone has really been hurting. sitting and laying down make it a lot worse. standing and walking alleviate the pain slightly. i do not have health insurance so i have not seen a doctor about this. i would like to see a doctor but would like some ideas on what to ask him/her first.
Avatar f tn Hello- I have had lower back pain, knee pain, general pain throughout body for several years. My CT scan-MRI from 3 years ago had shown some arthritis in lower back. It seems each morning when I wake up I am very stiff, hard to move, and in pain. I noticed yesterday that now my upper left back around the shoulder area is achy, especially when I move or turn. I am taking Atenalol, Lyrica, Celebrex, Zocar, Zetia, Niaspam, Synthroid and Ativan.
Avatar n tn I am a small woman and I lift alot of heavy stuff. I got a pain in my lower left back area that was so bad I was crying in church one day. That is what got me to go to the Dr. where after a whirlwind of tests over a 3 day period I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. My ovaries were 11 cm and 14 cm. I am 50 and post menopausal and they should have been around 2 centimeters. Run to your nearest female Dr and get checked ASAP.
Avatar f tn Where the V line begins and wraps around the top of my hip to the back, near my back dimple. It is a pressure pain, on the inner side of the bone, not the outside of the hip, it's hard to explain, but it's as if there is pressure from in-between hip and side, pushing out both ways and I get this pain in both hips and often times it will last anywhere from 30 minutes to hours until I rest or sit down, which sometimes even sitting causes pain.
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 n tn My rheumatologist and everything I have researched, says lupus does not affect the spine. I had MRI and it shows osteoarthritis in lower back. However, this does seem to be a common problem with people who have lupus and I don't know why. As for exercising, I can only suggest walking and light resistance training on days when you have energy and are pain free. The resistance training is such a benefit for our bone density.
Avatar n tn In Feb 2001 I posted questions under "Strange Symptoms" regarding a mirage of symptoms I have had since my gallbladder surgery in January 2001.As I stated in my last post, I was a 44 year old healthy male until this started. I had had a flu shot 5 to 6 weeks before the surgery and also a 24 virus about 2 weeks before.After the sugery I started having strange symptoms. The symptoms which include weakness in arms and legs,knumbness,and tremors are still with me.
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!!
786881 tn?1236560228 I've even been given the Toradol at urgent care when my vicodin doesn't help with my headaches. I also have problems with one of my knees and my neck. I know I have osteoarthritis and have shrunk an inch already. At this rate I will be 4'8" in my 80's. Ha Ha. I'm currently 5'1". Regarding the weight thing, prior to taking thyroid replacement, I was doing 5 miles on the treadmill (exathlete) and couldn't lose any weight.
Avatar m tn I was a professional dancer on Broadway for 10 years and now suffer from Degenerative Disc Disease. I have pain in my lower back, but the pain down the ciatic path of my right leg is often unbearable. After two years of trying EVERY other option (epidural injections, nerve ablasions, massage, accupuncture, muscle activation technique, physical therapy, even a 3 level discectomy (8 weeks ago)), nothing has helped releive the pain. My pain management doctor (Dr.
Avatar n tn It can be initially be misdiagnosed as gouty arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or osteoarthritis because the symptoms are similar to those of these conditions and is related to the back. I have to agree with Momzilla that you will get more response from that forum. Hope you get some relief soon and sorry we couldn't be more help here.
Avatar n tn Pain at the back of right ear suggest, some kind of nerve compression at the exit from the cervical rib. As you are computer specialists and have to be in one posture for long, also points that it might be related. You need to see an orthopaedician and if possible a neurologist to rule out any pathological state. X-ray of cervical ribs will help to come to some conclusion. Examination by a specialist is foremost important.
Avatar n tn I have seen two doctors in the past who gave no warning and were surprised at the WD symptoms on abrupt discontinuation of antidepressants. I have also read accounts on this forum of the same thing happening to forum members. I think many doctors have far less information about these drugs than we believe. THAT is dangerous in itself. Just think how little they really know about interferon! Thanks for your synopsis. Well put!
Avatar n tn He has taken two month's worth and feels a little better, says at least he doesn't feel like he's dying when he tries to get out of bed in the morning. But still has back pain. He is now out of medication and isn't sure if he should get a refill, if it's truly making a difference. Another issue is that he sweats a lot. And it has been getting worse recently. Read about hyperhidrosis but in his case it starts in the back then chest/stomach and head.
387767 tn?1345875627 It's not really the back of my leg, it goes down the side of my right leg mostly on the outside of my knee. But I have osteoarthritis in my knees (right is the worst) so it's hard to tell if it's connected. I try to exercise, light stuff like swimming, bike and elliptical. But even that makes it hurt. Walking is difficult because of my bad knees. I guess I could go insist on an MRI, but I hate those things as I'm very claustrophobic!
Avatar n tn Myoclonus can occur by itself, but most often it is one of several symptoms associated with a wide variety of nervous system disorders. For example, myoclonic jerking may develop in patients with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, or Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Myoclonic jerks commonly occur in persons with epilepsy, a disorder in which the electrical activity in the brain becomes disordered leading to seizures.
Avatar n tn My lower back, front part of my thighs and lower back of my calf constantly ache I'm constipated and I can't make a bowel movement, if I strain my head pounds severly. I've lost 9 pounds in 2 days, and I have no appetite at all, I have to force myself to eat something (soup) I woke up this morning with chills and I had a fever of 104.1F - I had no one to call so I started keeping cold cloths on my head and back of my neck, stripping down and drinking ice cold water.
Avatar f tn I really felt better when I returned to work but then Thursday night I felt weak in my hips and lower back, which I passed off as being on my feet for two days after almost 3 weeks off from work. Friday morning I felt even weaker and it had spread to my right arm and hand, and legs. Then the electrical pulsing inside started and not long after the twitching again ( which are concentrated in my trunk and neck and milder this time). I go back to the neurologist tomorrow. Any ideas?
Avatar f tn I used to lay in bed and crack my back by twisting my whole body until one day I had the sharpest pain in the middle of my back - it felt like a knife stabbing me. That pain was followed by 12 weeks of rib and abdominal pain like you couldn't imagine. I went to the hospital, my family doctor multiple times - X-rays, ultrasounds, blood tests, every time I'd show up everything would be normal.