Osteoarthritis of spine symptoms

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Avatar m tn Osteoarthritis can affect any joint in the body, including the spine. Osteoarthritis of the spine occurs when there is deterioration in the discs between the vertebrae. With primary osteoarthritis of the spine, the cause is not known and it is usually attributed to the aging process. When the cause is known (i.e., injury, other disease, obesity), it is referred to as secondary osteoarthritis of the spine.
Avatar m tn i was also wondering about the osteoarthritis as my dr told me that i have severe degenerative osteoarthritis of the lower spine (I forgot the numbers), hips, left shoulder and both feet. I had major surgery last summer and mesh was used to attach part of my bowel to my spine. My dr figures that this may have jump-started the arthritis issues. Currently i have probs walking, bending and overall it hurts to be on my feet for more than 20 mins at a time.
Avatar n tn Degenerative change in the cervical spine could be associated with symptoms around the arms, chest and upper back beside the head and heck region. However symptoms in these areas do not specifically indicate a spinal cause and other possible causes such as peripheral neuropathy etc may need to be considered as well.
Avatar n tn So went to PC doc and she ordered the usual RA list of labs, all negative, and started me on Mobic. Consult letter to PC from spine doc said I had 'significant OA of C1-C2.' Even with Mobic, I found myself still needing Advil. Have now stopped Mobic and am using Advil and tylenol as needed. Per PC, I do have an appt. with a Rheumy for a 2nd opinion in June, but to be honest I am not hopeful that this doc will know how to read an xray......
Avatar n tn can anyone tell me if osteoarthritis is a dominoing effect on the spine..to reach the base of neck to shoulder pain up to wrist..occasionaly painful. also have ddd in l5-s1 lumbar..leg spasms,and ackes.can't do daily activities without pain..simple things. many different symptoms have started since... and does thing impair me at 30's from working.
Avatar f tn I recently was hospitalised with hemiplegic migraine and osteoarthritis in my spine. I had 4 lumbar punctures which made me almost paralysed but I had no headaches, only leg pains. Everything serious has been ruled out but no one at my local hospital would treat me and I was shunted around the hospital until I lost my temper and said I was leaving with force if need be !
Avatar n tn I have the fatique which I think is FB. I still have lots of pain, but am afraid of the SHots in the spine. I am relieved all test came back normal. but I still have the problems. and a few i did not mention.
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.
3060903 tn?1398568723 RA flares usually begin with an initial phase, during which people may sense that something is not quite right and that a flare is coming soon. The distinct symptoms of the flare will follow. The symptoms of an RA flare may include: pain fatigue swelling stiffness tender joints inflammation These symptoms may lead to a loss of functioning and interfere with people's mood, sleep quality, and ability to perform everyday activities. Symptoms tend to increase until they reach their peak.
Avatar f tn I usually lay down most of the day due this and of course I have much pain throughout my body due to osteoarthritis and fybromyalgia. My neurosurgeon said to never have any kind of surgery on my thoracic spine but this is not much of a life, having to lay down most the time. Sitting in a chair for any length of time makes my stomach swell until I can't breathe, so I can only sit in a recliner. Should I try to find someplace to see if they can do anything for my thoracic spine?
Avatar f tn I didn't mention that fact that Lyrica can be a great medication to ease some of the pain that accompanies cervical spine (or any portion of the spine) dysfunction. It added to your Fentanyl Patch it may be very beneficial. I use it with some relief. Dilaudid is not one your list of allergies (it is mine). It is a Big Dog opiate and can be very effective in controlling pain. You might want to put keep this in mind for future reference. Please let us know how you are doing.
Avatar n tn - whatever the # it is normal. 1. What exactly are the symptoms of mets to bone (like hip) or spine? 2. Do these symptoms sound like anything related to bc mets or cancer of any kind? Just don't want to pester doc unless these symptoms sound like something that needs to be investigated and I would like the answers to questions 1 and 2 as I'm unclear. Thanks so much.
Avatar n tn Well, without a detailed clinical evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of her symptoms. Likely causes of the backache include postural issues, spinal structural defects/ degenerative disc disease/ prolapse, neuro-muscular causes, injuries, inflammations, degenerations, nutrient/ micronutrient deficiencies etc. Overweight may further complicate issues by putting pressure on the lower spine, affecting posture and increased degeneration.
Avatar n tn Current research demonstrates that the natural history of untreated complete injuries of the ACL consists of progression of symptomatic instability to recurrent injuries. These injuries damage the menisci and the articular cartilage, eventually leading to osteoarthritis and osteoarthrosis.
Avatar m tn Obviously I am experiencing a lot of pain so I take 1800mg of gabapentin and 60mg of opiates per day, along with 5mg of seraquille to allow me to sleep a few hours each night through the pain. My question is; why/how/what should I ask my doctors to look for about my physical height increase for none of them have any clue about why this is happening?
Avatar f tn 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. Learn all you can about your condition so you can ask questions of your physicians and will understand their responses.
Avatar f tn But to answer your question, she indicated that I had a bulging disk and that it was likely causing some of what I thought were MS symptoms, including a pain in my arm. She said many people with MS have bulging disks but they don't know why.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn Hello, A few months ago I noticed in the mirror that the back of my neck looked awfully odd. At the base of my neck/top of my spine there is a bony lump there that has not gone away and it causes a dull heavy sensation in my neck right where the spot is, so the middle of my neck. I do have poor posture that I am trying to work on and I do have overall back pain (both of my parents do as well). This lump is not symmetrical, if you look at it from the right and then the left it looks different.
Avatar m tn Many people in their 50s and 60s begin to feel the symptoms of DDD. A good spine site, like spineuniverse.com or spine-health.com will help you understand these conditions. Treatment at this point will probably involve physical therapy and NSAIDs. Always take NSAIDs with food and do not take more than the daily maximum dose on the bottle.
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.
1044526 tn?1254518145 The T1 and T2 vertebral bodies appear to be congenitally fused. Impression Degenerative changes of the cervical spine severe at c5/6 and c6/7 where there is moderate-to-severe and severe left-sided foraminal narrowing demonstrated as detailed above. Findings are exaccerbated by a rotatory scoliosis extending into the upper thoracic segments with apparent congenital fusion to t1 and t2 disc spaces. Is all of this even related to ms?
Avatar n tn I have chronic pain in the lowerback and was diagnosed with CPPD related to chondrocalcinosis by a spcialist who is a surgeon. Is this a common condition? (I have symptoms of a pinched nerve in the lower back and am in constant pain). Should I get another opinion? My specialist is pushing me to have surgery and I am only 60 years of age. I don't like the odds of success with these options.
3112530 tn?1434035633 This diagnosis could be related to a number of things but rheumatoid arthritis is one of them. I have no other symptoms, a history of degenerative joint/disk disease with my spine but that is it for the most part. I do not have any problems with the joints in my fingers or any symptoms of enlarged knuckles or joint issues of the hand. Can anyone please advise? I just want to know what to expect.
Avatar f tn Selma always tells us to get our reports and I do. So i'm rereading my mri of Tspine from 2007 and it says " there is a thin linear high signal density structure along the central aspect of the thoracic cord that i believe most likey just represents a prominent central canal rather than syrinx" so what does that mean? I also have osteoarthritis with spurs throughout the spine. Anybody have this conflicting info on a MRI before? I was 35 when it was taken.
Avatar f tn I see a Neurologist in March, but after researching on the net for other pineal cyst sufferers, things look bleak. I was also diagnosed with osteoarthritis when I was 19. Back then they said my spine was like a 55 year olds, but from the last scans I had it hadn't really degenerated too much more. I am really hoping that you can help me with all these symptoms or give me some sort of insight into what things it MIGHT be.
1318483 tn?1318350782 It seems to list a lot of my symptoms....which are also MS symptoms. Is this a mimic? I did read that it is a differential diagnosis, I just can't remember what site it was. Here is a link where I got a lot of good info: http://www.columbianeurosurgery.org/conditions/cervical-myelopathy/ I hope someone can help me with my questions. Is this something I should pursue? Could this be my answer? Should I insist on EP's (SSEP), which I still have never had done?
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!
748543 tn?1463449675 In simple terms incorrect posture is due to a twisted spine, which barring accidents or skeletal abnormalities- like a short leg, is due to an incorrect position of the skull. The position of the skull is influenced by the position of the lower jaw and ultimately the position of the jaw is mandated by the eruption pattern and final position of the teeth. Hence your bite is dictating your posture. Ever wonder why your chiropractic adjustments don't hold for long?
Avatar f tn A week later they performed a nerve block on my cervical spine. About a month after all of this I started getting the shakes and an electrical pulse type feeling throughout my body, concentrated from my waist down, neck down to my hands, and with the feeling of nerve pain and weakness. I felt very clumsy walking and started dropping things a lot. Also starting to have pain in the base of my skull.