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Avatar m tn Hello, Before I respond to your question, a couple questions for you: 1. How old are you? 2. Have you every had an injury to your neck? for example, motor vehicle accident, head injury, etc. 3. Have you had an x-ray or other type of imaging (MRI, CT) for your neck 4. Do you have any numbness, tingling, or weakness in your arms or legs? 5. Have you ever had physical therapy, chiropractic therapy for your neck? ~•~ Dr.
Avatar n tn Although I have had 2 surgeries on my cervical spine for ruptured discs and lax ligaments (am now fused from C3-C6), I am now told that I have significant osteoarthritis at C1-C2 (atlanto-axial joint) Accupuncture did relieve a lot of the associated muscle spasms but I still get bone pain sometimes even at the base of my skull. I've also wrenched the left side of my neck twice in the past 6 weeks at work.
Avatar f tn Happy Friday! I have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my left hip. A hip replacement is inevitable, but I hope to manage the pain (which has been getting worse this year) for a while, before facing surgery. I got my first infection on October 1 (16 days ago), hoping for some relief for my daughter's wedding that was on October 10. I regret to say that, so far, I am not feeling much relief at all.
Avatar n tn How can I exactly translate my arthrose problem for future questions ? Should I use the name osteoarthritis ? Many thanks. P.S.
Avatar n tn Posted By marc on October 31, 1998 at 05:39:10: Hello, I already posted you a query about dizziness-problems and serious sleepdisorders. The main problem for me is that in Western Europe we use different terms for certain disturbances and/or disorders. I am suffering from arthrose in the cervical region. Now for us arthrose means disks being "worn out" whilst arthritis means "inflammation". How can I exactly translate my arthrose problem for future questions ?
Avatar f tn I recently went to my PCP to find out if I had Hypothyroid disease, and got alot more than I bargained for. I was just diagnosed (via x-ray) with osteoarthritis in my large toe (left foot). I have had two surgeries on that foot (for a bunion) back in the 1980's. The joint in my toe has been swollen and it's very painful to walk. I also got what the doctor termed as a positive result for an ANA test. All he said was that the sedimentation rate was something like 1:300 - what does that mean?
1242017 tn?1268324302 With wear and tear and weight bearing your articular cartilage has thinned and these are changes of osteoarthritis. I would suggest you to follow up with an orthopedician and take necessary steps for avoiding further damage. Take care!
Avatar f tn I have osteoarthritis in the toes, knees, hands, and shoulders so have to be careful not to aggravate the joints and cause further damage. I also have back problems so need to be careful not to throw it out of whack. Any suggestions other than the ab lounge and walking that I can possible do to get rid of the gut? As for food, a little rough cooking for me. I try to make meals I can freeze.
182884 tn?1259316506 basically osteoarthritis is diagnosed by xrays because they show joint space narrowing, subchondral slerosis, osteophytes, and 1 other thing. u can also get muscle wasting. so they are saying you have mild osteoarthritis. fluid around the joint may indicate inflammation. in terms of hip pain, severity on xrays etc often dont correlate to symptoms. maybe you should see about getting a hip steroid injection for the pain?
Avatar f tn She thinks the fact that I couldn't feel my legs last week is due to the disc bulges at the C3-4 area I have JUST LIKE HER! She says it's probably osteoarthritis. She will show me the stretches she does. I love my Mom and would never say unkind things about her. I told her stretches are good, we all need to exercise, yes, I am taking allllllllll those vitamins she gave me, the dr. said it's okay, etc. etc. But this sounds like she just doesn't get it.
Avatar f tn I have really gained alot of weight over the years from taking the Seroquel. It is hard for me to lose weight due to osteoarthritis in my knees. I do what I can along with dieting, but cant get the weight off. I am very frustrated... Thanks!
Avatar f tn can't locate it right now, but i think it was just mild to moderate changes there. does it seem possible that what is shown on these results can be causing my finger numbness, back tingles and pain, dizziness, weakness and trouble walking and extreme fatigue? and confusion and inability to concentrate, ringing in ears, short term memory loss as well. i have no insurance, and i had the mris as a self-pay.
Avatar n tn Sometimes i cannot lift left leg and have pain and tingling in feet, is that from lumbar or cervical spine. This past week I'm experiencing new pain in both legs (more in right) sharp pain raditating down legs and then they give out. Also i am curious about what pain is caused by which herniations. For example my upper back, neck area gets completely numb and i have a searing pain on left back neck area..which herniation causes that? Also pain in arms and left hand (two middle fingers).
Avatar n tn Hi I am new to this. I have so many questions. I have recently had some blood test done and TSH is .57 T3 3.0 T4 1.0. Dr says I might be hyperthyroid. I have symptoms of both hyper and hypo. These symptoms are nothing new just found a new dr who actually wants to treat symptoms and find out why I have them. Two months ago I had my right adrenal gland removed due to some kind kind of cyst on it.
4494800 tn?1355444091 While some of what you describe sounds directly correlated to TMJ issues related to your teeth grinding (ie: ear pain, temple pain, and bottom of jaw pain), the clicking in the back of your head would not fit. Clicking in the jaw joint, however would match up with a TMJ issue.
1477978 tn?1289505731 did say along with the Lupus, I also had a bit of OA or Osteoarthritis. They said when a flare from OA would come that my immune system starts attacking the OA flare, making it worse. Another symptom, I don't heal well from things like getting a tooth pulled (takes sometimes months to heal & stop hurting). I hardly ever get sick but when I do it is extreme. Mostly all I've been really sick from in the past is Strep Throat, and Sinus Infections, a couple of times I had Pnumonia.
405614 tn?1329147714 I've seen a rheumatologist, and he didn't do much. I'm sure I have osteoarthritis, tests showed nothing else. Both parents had it. My sports and spine doc is referring me to another surgeon for a second opinion about my hip; I don't think he thought the arthritis was that bad there yet, and said it was encouraging that the lidocaine and buvipicaine relieved most of my hip pain. Now that more arthritis is developing, it probably would be a good idea to see a rheumatologist again.
Avatar m tn The problems I have are in the lumbar spine -nucleus desiccation x1 -early nucleus desiccation x1 -mild degenerative disc disease x2 -early degenerative disc disease x1 -mild posterior annular disc bulging measuring 3mm in depth x1 -early bilateral intraforaminal angular disc bulging x3 -early facet osteoarthritis x2 -slight reversal of normal cervical lordosis -one doctor thinks that a few of the discs are torn but cant be sure without a discogram (which I can't afford)
Avatar m tn I have osteoarthritis nd following long car rides can sometimes blow my knee up but this time 1 month 30 days thigh swelled or filled ith luid?calf and knee cap undstinquishable! What would a octor hve done for me or hold if his persists, it is sooooo damn painful I could throw up from the pain and not Abe to function, !
761423 tn?1237206890 Should I do that since it also is for depression or just ride out the Lyrica? What are your experiences with these drugs? I also have osteoarthritis which adds to the pain, but like the fibro it has good and bad days. I just want to be able to move without something hurting; be hyper with my kids again (I have 4 to keep up with!!!) and I don't quite feel like I'm on that road yet. Any suggestions for treatments that have worked for you guys would be awesome.
847512 tn?1272570662 Hi Selma, I am dealing with Dr.Won at Kaiser in Fontana, Ca. I had whiplash in May 2008 from a car accident. Along with that to trigger this headache I mentioned in March of this year all I did was crack my neck by rotationg my head. I heard a pop and the headache hit instantly. Dr.Won said I probably just pinched or severly irritated one of my nerves. I don't recall him ever mentioning any of the cervical spine MRI thoracic spine or lumbar spine. The MRI I did have I was laying down in.
4237959 tn?1356141406 sprain, dislocation, subluxation and hyperextension[5] Early onset of advanced osteoarthritis[6] Chronic degenerative joint disease[6] Swan neck deformity of the fingers[7] Muscle fatigue that increases with use Weak muscle tone (hypotonia) in infancy, which can delay the development of gross motor skills such as sitting, standing, and walking Osteopenia (low bone density) Stretchy ligaments and tendons Tearing of tendons or muscles[8] Deformities of the spine, such as: Scoliosis (curvature of
1218579 tn?1267642416 I have it an it is part of the arthritis that runs in my family and it is the osteoarthritis. Your spine narrows and with the disc buldging that pushes into your spinal cord. Ouch! If you smoke stop now because nicotine goes straight to your spine, that will also cause degenerative disc disease. I had back surgury in 98 and it was great but with that degenerative bone it goes right up your spine. I had 2 discs removed and now I should have had more done but have put it off for 3 yrs.
Avatar f tn 49 yr old female diagnosed w/ fibromyalgia,high blood pressure, osteoarthritis,tachcardia,positive homogenous ana titer 1:320,livedo reticularis,anxiety,depression, plantar facitis.Contact w/parvo virusB19IgG sometime before 2006. Daughter diagnosed w/SLE at age 11 ,disabled at 18 now 25. What does all this mean for the 49 yr old female?
Avatar n tn - 1. Would TN cause violent compressive pulling soreness of sides of face, just below ears which goes right down the neck and is constantly severe? 2. Would pain and numbness of face go right through and cause occipital pain? 3. I am getting sharp pains, both sides of my neck like severe Angina. Would TN Cause pain in neck area or would this pain indicate something else? Please help me as I have to wait another 9 months to see the Neurologist. I am very worried and distressed.
8012887 tn?1396276409 He limps occasionally on his right front paw when he has been over the field running lose and when its cold and wet and he has been given Metacam via the vets. So I guess we have a few questions really. 1, is the turning in due to the arthritis or another problem caused by the arthritis? 2, We are obviously stopping him jumping on and off of furniture but do we reduce his walks also ? (currently two a day) Many thanks for any advice received in advance.
Avatar f tn At L2-L3 there is a disc bulge that compresses the anterior thecal sac. Combined with face osteoarthritis with ligamentum flavum hypertrophy this results in mild circumferential constriction of the thecal sac. There is no significant spinal stenosis and no clear nerve root compression is seen. There is slight encroachment upon both neural foramen. At L3-L4 and L4-L5 same description as L2-L3.
Avatar f tn Combined with facet osteoarthritis with ligamentum flavum hypertrophy this results in mild circumferential constriction of the thecal sac. There is no significant spinal stenosis and no clear nerve root compression is seen. There is slight encroachment upon both neural foramen. Same description for L3-L4 and L4-L5. At the fused level of L5-S1 there is a residual central osteophyte that indents the thecal sac. No clear nerve root compression is seen.
Avatar f tn This muscle is small and MRIs don't usually pick it up as a problem, so it's diagnosed by ruling everything else out and judging your symptoms. It could also be your hips, either bursitis or osteoarthritis, that is coming out as you're walking, but your description as much as you've described it sounds more like periformis syndrome. But as you've had a stroke, it makes it harder to know.
1318483 tn?1318350782 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? Would the straightening of the cervical lordosis be related, too? I also have scoliosis. Thanks and I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.