Osteoarthritis of vertebrae

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Avatar m tn 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. If osteoarthritis in your case is due to some other medical condition then treating that would eliminate arthritis in the spine.
Avatar f tn Spondylosis is the slipping (Subluxation) of the 2 adjacent vertebrae over the joint (called as the facets).The main treatment is Physiotherapy as 90 of the cases get resolved with it.Here also, the Orthopaedician would surely help you out, with proper clinical evaluation. Hope my answer was clear to you. Regards..
Avatar f tn This block was done using a CT scan which revealed that she also has the starting of osteoarthritis on the facet joints. The pain she experiences also refers to her abdomen some time. We are understandably very concerned as she was hoping to practice as a physiotherapist – not sure what to do about this – she is in her final year of study after which she has to do one year of community service. Our main concern now is pain relief – we are desperate to know what to do.
Avatar f tn So hear I sit with the severe pain of osteoarthritis and apparently fractured vertebrae and nobody will treat me. Does anyone have any suggestions?? Besides a trip to the ER?
Avatar n tn I have been visiting many different types of doctors sent 11/07 for back pain. I had an x-ray in 11/07 which showed multiple levels of disc degeneration in thoracic spine. Arthritis test showed negative results except for ANA positive. I was sent to physical therapy from 1/08-5/08 without relief. MRI's and CT from 2/08-7/08 which showed 4 typical hemangiomas in T3, T4, T6, T7 and what they believe to be an atypical hemangioma in T5 that is 14x12x8mm.
Avatar n tn Osteoarthritis of the cervical vertebrae will cause the same pain you are describing. Get an X-ray and maybe a MRI of your neck and head. I believe your doctor is wrong. check this link http://video.about.com/backandneck/See-a-Facet-Joint-Block.
Avatar f tn You may need MRI to chck if there is TB of spine or disc hernation or osteoarthritis. Also, please get your blood pressure checked. Pain in one half of the body can also be due to fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, severe anemia, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritic changes of the vertebrae, calcium deficiency, low Vit D, electrolyte disturbance, peripheral neuropathy due to diabetes or hypothyroidism or Lyme or lupus. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined.
Avatar n tn was actually a dowagers hump that fused my vertebrae together due to extreme forward head posture, I have adult onset scoliosis in my thoracic and I have osteoarthritis in both of my ac joints...not the kind of news a 24 year old wants to here but what can ya do!
Avatar m tn I'm not Mike, but this means that you have disc disease at the C6/C7 level of your cervical spine, and perhaps a corresponding spondylosis (osteoarthritis of the spine) if you've had this problem for a while. Since the discs and facet joints maintain the balance and curvature of the spine, the disease in this area is causing your spine to tilt at this level. So, it cannot maintain a normal shape or curve. In the cervical spine, they call that curve a lordosis. Same in the lumbar spine.
1880388 tn?1320639291 Your MRI also suggests that you have osteoarthritis within the vertebrae in your spine. The decreased disc space is due to the disc being compressed and/or the progression of the degenerative disc disease which causes the discs to loose fluid. You have several bulging discs from compression from the surrounding vertebrae and there are a few that are pushing up against the thecal sac (which is your spinal cord that houses hundreds of nerves).
Avatar f tn Thank you for the response. I recently had an MRI of the brain and a cat scan of the brain as well as an MRI of the cervical spine. The ct of the brain noted a linear calcification along the left tentorium which is non-specific (this is the side of the head that the headaches always are when thye are this bad - I should have included that in my original post - it is a crushing/throbbing pain above the left ear into the face and teeth with numbness in the left jaw line).
Avatar f tn As for the Osetophyte...this is a bony bone spur (or growth) that is usually the result of of Osteoarthritis or degenerative disc disease. This can be a fairly common occurrence (I have one too) with Chiari but in your case it does seem to be effecting you. In fact, it seems like it is doing that most damage in regard to blocking the CSF flow. So definitely another thing you should be bringing up to the NS.
Avatar n tn I was really hoping for a suggestion as to why I may have developed an indentation in the top of my head. At first I thought I was crazy, and that it was impossible for that to happen, but over the last few months it seems to have grown and now anyone who feels the top of my head can easily feel it.
Avatar n tn Yes, the pain can recur years later, often from osteoarthritis in the area, or weakening of the surrounding vertebrae. You need to have the area checked and a new MRI done.
Avatar n tn experience muscle and joint pain all of the time. also have multiple bone spurs on my spinal vertebrae which cause pain. my current dr. prescribed pravistacin 25mg. to control my cholesterol levels. are there contritictions with this drug and my mentioned conditions?
Avatar f tn If your husband continues to do this repetitively, he might develop osteoarthritis of vertebrae, where bridge bone develops between the two vertebrae. Gases are released within the synovial membranes with cracking of joints so this could be causing the squishing sound in the neck. Consult a neurologist for an MRI cervical spine to check if he is suffering from any degenerative disc disease, spondylosis or disc herniation. Bony spurs, osteoarthritis etc may also be picked up.
Avatar f tn This essentially means that at T7-T8 (thoracic vertebrae) there is moderate-high grade disc protrusion with possible pressure on the spinal cord. At T10-T11 there is evidence of degenerative osteoarthritis (spondylosis), with mild-moderate grade disc protrusion and possible slight pressure on the spinal cord. At T11-T12 there is a bony outgrowth (osteophyte) into the spinal canal but without gross spinal cord compression.
Avatar f tn Each intervertebral disc has a lot of fluid in its central portion. The high fluid content gives these discs the soft, spongy quality that allows them to act as a cushion and shock absorber between successive vertebrae. As we grow older this fluid in the intervertebral disc reduces, and the disc becomes dry and hard.
Avatar m tn About 5 years ago, the CT scan report states, Anterior marginal spotting in the mid-cervical vertebrae and degenerative changes in apophyseal joints in the mid and lower cervical spine. No evidence of foraminal encroachment. The impression - early changes of osteoarthritis in the cervical spine. Lately I am experiencing an increased stiffness and burning sensation the the same area. Is there something that can relieve me of this? Thank you in advance.
Avatar m tn ‘Line of weight bearing falling anterior to the sacral promontory’ would indicate an abnormal spinal curvature which could be the cause or the result of osteoarthritis. Some degree of osteoarthritis is expected with age which can worsen post-menopause, being overweight, improper posture, lack of physical exercise/ muscle strength, chronic trauma, diabetes etc., which causes degeneration of the joint and associated inflammation that causes pain. The acute injury is unlikely to be related to it.
Avatar n tn The ligamentum flavum is a posterior spinal ligament that is attached to the articular capsule of the apophyseal joints and laminae (parts of the vertebrae). They are present bilaterally. Hypertrophy of these ligaments simply means enlargement of these ligaments - this can be caused by inflammation or scarring. The neural foramina are the spaces through which nerve roots exit the spinal canal. The MRI suggests narrowing of these spaces.
Avatar f tn In the back of my mind, I wonder if my neck pain was due to the degenerated discs/osteoarthritis or is it because of the torn cuff. I have to put the surgery on hold for cufff until I heal from the fusion. I am so tired of being in pain and I am having alot of trouble trying to cut back on the pain meds because the lower dosage doesn't help. Also I am wearing the bone growth stim. and was told I have to wear it for 6 months. I hate that thing, it hurts the back of my neck tremendously.
Avatar f tn I have two vertebrae fused to sacrum (7/07) and much pain from that area. The surgeon left in two damaged vertebrae because he said he could not do them all. I have a lump on left side of surgical site and my left hip is beginning to hurt. .I can't sleep long before stiffness and pain wake me up, yet I can only lay on my back because the surgical site hurts when I turn and my hips hurt. I go from bed to chair to bed at night.
1044526 tn?1254518145 This report is of the large amount of osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease that you have in your back. The report deals only with the bones and the appearance of the nerves AFTER they have left the spinal cord - so the peripheral nerves. this report has nothing to do with MS, but might offer a reason for problems. The report does not even mention the spinal cord itself, so it is very incomplete.
221768 tn?1189759422 You have some loss of your normal curve in your neck, there are signs of osteoarthritis in your neck, the holes through wich nerves pass in your neck are shown to be smaller then they are normally on both sides at 4th cervical vertebrae with the disc sticking out, the canal that hold your spinal cord in smaller then normal, spondylosis refers to the alignment of the vertebrae (google it for a pic), disc disease means a decrease in height of disc and less able to support force, have some boney
Avatar m tn Hi, Thank you for posting. Recurrence of spur depends on the associated conditions present, such as osteoarthritis. Further evaluation may need to be done to determine the best course of action. If there is swelling and pain in the joints, it is best that you have this checked for proper examiantion. Take care always.
782586 tn?1236121496 The type and extent of surgical intervention would be based on the severity of your symptoms and the extent of nerve compression. Please post again with the results of your consult and with any additional questions/concerns you may have.
Avatar f tn and fused disks or vertebrae, as well as osteoarthritis, degenerative bone disease and fibromyalgia. I understand that you may not be able to afford to go to a doctor, but the complexity and possible severity of your conditions would necessitate a consult with a physician, before they get worse. If you suspect the drugs to be causing the lightheadedness, stopping them and resuming intake one at a time might give you a clue on what is causing the symptom.
Avatar n tn Even swinging a gold club frightens me. FYI the surgeon ended up taking out the back half of c1 and c2 vertebrae to make room for the brain. Has this happened to anyone here... no fusion additionally. It worries me b/c my head feel very "heavy sometimes and I often wrap a throw blanket around my neck to take the weight off. the "pumpkin on a stick" comment in one of the posts above really scared. me.
Avatar f tn I know you're not very old - but your spine appears to be a few years ahead of your actual age, probably due to your DX (diagnosis) of Osteoarthritis. Are you familiar with the spine? Here's a little Spine 101 to help you understand the terms and their significance. For location, functioning and naming the vertebrae is sectioned off - and beginning at the neck is the Cervical Spine. There are seven cervical vertebrae C1- C7. - Next are the twelve thoracic vertebrae T1 - T12.