Osteoarthritis symptoms nursing management

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Avatar f tn Hello all!!! I'm going to start with a list of my diagnosed health problems and then move on to the more recent issues, just in case they may be related. I have: multiple herniated/bulging discs...
Avatar f tn I have multiple herniated/bulging discs in cervical, thoracic, and lumbar regions. Degenerative disc in cervical and thoracic area. Straighting and osteoarthritis in my cervical region. Bone spurs pretty much throughout, one is pressing on a nerve in my neck. The herniated disc in my lumbar spine is pressing on my sciatica. Scoliosis, fibromyalgia, and migraines that lasts for weeks on end. So here is what has happened recently. I changed pain management doctors approximately 3 months ago.
Avatar m tn L2/3 Mild posterior disc bulge and moderate bilateral facet joint osteoarthritis. These result in mild bilateral neural foraminal stenosis and mild central canal stenosis. 4. L3/4 Mild posterior disc bulge and mild bilateral faced osteoarthrities. These reult in mild bilateral neural foraminal stenosis and moderate central canal stenosis. 5. L4/5 Post surgical changes of right hemilamectomy are noted.
Avatar n tn Therefore, Robaxin should not be used in women who are or may become pregnant and particularly during early pregnancy unless in the judgment of the physician the potential benefits outweigh the possible hazards. NURSING MOTHERS: Methocarbamol and/or its metabolites are excreted in the milk of dogs; however, it is not known whether methocarbamol or its metabolites are excreted in human milk.
3197167 tn?1348972206 1) Music heals Effective therapy for pain Overall, music does have positive effects on pain management. Music can help reduce both the sensation and distress of both chronic pain and postoperative pain. Listening to music can reduce chronic pain from a range of painful conditions, including osteoarthritis, disc problems and rheumatoid arthritis, by up to 21% and depression by up to 25%, according to a paper in the latest UK-based Journal of Advanced Nursing.
Avatar m tn About 6 years ago I noticed decrease in my hand strength. Slowly I have had symptoms cropping up. About 4 years ago I started having episodes of all over 'shivering'. These episodes last anywhere from 20 min to an hour. I remain conscious during the episode and I feel like I have been hit by a bus for two days after. I still continue to have these to this day. In Oct. 2010 I started 'shaking' and have not stopped. I also started having chronic pain. It is shooting, stabbing, throbbing..etc.
Avatar n tn Assuming absolutely no other risk factors, your LDL would still place you within NCEP ATP III guidelines for medical management. Your physician may have other reasons to recommend therapy, however. I would discuss your concerns with him/her.
1684282 tn?1505701570 I have found myself taking one just to relieve those symptoms I am concerned that I am dependent on the tramadol and it doesn’t look like I am going to get rid of the pain, and the need, any time soon." "I have been taking 10-15 Tramadol 50MG for about 5 years now and I am trying to get off of them. I have tried tapering down and that is not working... I have gotten myself to the point that I am out of medication and I am now dealing with the withdrawal symptoms without any relief.
Avatar n tn I have the same symptoms as you, can't stand for long without having to squat down or bend forward to take pressure off ,when doing groceries I have to use cart to help or i can not walk around, this is really getting to me ,got an appointment with neuro surgeon in April, after doing p/t, chiro and numerous injections @ pain management clinic none of which helped, just taking each painful day by day.
Avatar f tn You have accessed this site because you are probably experiencing symptoms, such as pain, that may be related to possible abnormal conditions of the spine. Members are here to provide assistance and support for you as you post questions regarding concerns you may have regarding your medical condition, treatment and rehabilitation. We are not doctors. Any advice given should not be acted on until cleared by your primary physician and/or spine specialist.
Avatar f tn my Director of Nursing had to rush me to the ER). I have been to 3 GI docs...3! My main concern, of course, is to treat the source and the pain will eventually fade. All 3 specialists that i have seen have accused me of being a drug seeker because of the frequent trips to the ER (trust me that that is always the last option) when it should have been prevented by them in the first place. I already have feelings of shame, and embaressment. I am scared and anxious all the time.
389063 tn?1203930415 If there is a way to private chat I would be happy to tell you how I did it, but I think you will need help at the end. I was in my second year of nursing school when i had my car accident four years ago. So I am not a doctor, but I have gone through it and understand what your going through. Last but not least, pray to whatever deity you believe in. Without faith in His healing powers I would not have survived on my journey.
Avatar n tn This means that if you suddenly stop the medication, a syndrome of withdrawal symptoms will occur. That is just what physically happens, regardless of the reasons or motivation for taking the medication. Physical dependance is not the same thing as mental addiction though. Some folks are able to take narcotics for pain, appropriately and as prescribed, without ever abusing them. hope that helps answer your question!
544292 tn?1268886268 Severity of withdrawal can be estimated by considering that each 100 mg tramadol oral (hx daily use) will be roughly equivalent of 10 mg morphine (IV daily use) in severity of withdrawal symptoms. Differences are that standard opiate withdrawal seems to cause more physical illness (vomitting, diarhea, bone pain etc.) Tramadol withdrawall seems to cause significantly more anxiety and emotional distress.
Avatar f tn But my right leg is a little bit shorter than the left leg, and the muscles in my right thigh are smaller and somewhat atrophied compared to the muscles in m left leg. My x-rays show some early osteoarthritis in my right hip, and my right hip is pretty deformed and flattened out on top. I struggle to remain active. I too enjoy working out - weight lifting, hiking, cycling, etc - but it can be pretty difficult to do on some days.
975514 tn?1325001538 Some of you may have a diagnosis from your doctor, some of you may be seeking an answer for undiagnosed symptoms and some of you may be a relative or friend of one who is suffering. This is a great place to learn more and to gain support from others who suffer as well. In addition to the community here, MedHelp also offers tools to help you and your doctor in your road to wellness. Fibromyalgia and CFS can be so intricate and can have so many different symptoms.
Avatar n tn Now it's more than a week after surgery and I've started to experience the same symptoms as before. I haven't talked directly to the surgeon since surgery but I was told by his assistant it may be due to pressure from the surgical site. Has anybody had recurring symptoms like this after having the surgery? What should I discuss with the surgeon? Ice packs are my life now. any suggestions?
Avatar n tn My x-rays and MRI both show everything is healing, my Dr. is now sending me to a pain management center for some kind of shots in my neck. I am very concerned about this and worried. I thought once i had the surgery done I'd be on my way to getting my life back to normal. I don't get a full nights rest everytime i roll over i wake up. Will i ever be pain free what about my ROM? this has been a very upsetting time for me.
Avatar n tn When did your pain begin, what were you doing at the time, and what were the initial symptoms? Grinding is characteristic of osteoarthritis; locking and catching are characteristic of meniscus injuries and osteochondritis dissecans (meniscus injuries are much more common than osteochondritis dissecans); and giving way is more characteristic of ligamentous injuries. Are there any positions that make your knee more or less comfortable?
Avatar n tn Hi I have been suffering and I mean suffering from this for about 2 years. I am 37 and have very similar symptoms to your own. I may get a burst of sharp pains in my temples usually one side, it can happen for a few seconds and repeat for a minute or so. I may get a pain in my knee and then minutes later in my finger, or shoulder or wherever it wants to be. The thing is I am a mental health nurse and keep thinking am I going mad.
Avatar n tn no the stupid orthopedic didn't write down all your symptoms in the file so the surgeon wont even see you....refer to pain management...HERE I AMMMM....IT *****...plus yes I sound like a crazy loony bin because your damn right I am 25 years old I have a Traumatic Brain Injury from this accident which screwed up my life and now I still have to deal with this ...ohhh its so damn frustrating and I am so happy people are on here that just write about their pain so I am not the only one....
Avatar n tn It was the worst experience of my life. Physical symptoms were horrible, but the depression was worst. I have always struggled with depression and take effexor. I have used the drugs to self-medicate. Lately i've been taking Vicodin ES. It no longer gives me that HAPPY feeling just keeps me going. I am a married mother of two school age children. Is there an alternative to a detox center? I still have the viocdin, could I gradually wean off of them if I enlisted some outside help.
Avatar n tn I started to see the naturalpathic doctors about this symptoms and my other symptoms and all of them points to the gluteen intorlant. So you may want to start a diary on your food intake to see any correlation on this itchness breakout. This is just a suggestion. I know that these symptoms all pointed to allegies reaction from internal and external. But please try two weeks diet without wheat gluteen and see if the condition has improved.
Avatar n tn It's action is such that discontinuation of Ultram will cause withdrawal symptoms. Ultram withdrawal is sometimes more prolonged than with narcotics. Your doctor may know nothing about this because many doctors think because it is not classified as a narcotic it is "safe" and has no addiction and withdrawal potential. My advice to you is to go back on the Ultram or a narcotic for a period of time and taper your dosage down by about 10% every few days.
Avatar f tn Do you take any medications shirl000? I have Behcet's and take quite a few meds. I have had the internal shakes on and off for years, sometimes daily for a month at a time. I also get visible shake but only slight and only once where other people could see it going on. I don't know if my shakes are due to meds or just part of the disease. So many effects of the disease and so little knowledge about it.
Avatar n tn I was convinced that I had gallstones because the symptoms matched perfectly and the pain comes on after eating greasy or fatty foods. I did a liver cleanse and ordered a gold coin grass tincture to soften up any stones in there, and have been drinking gallons of organic apple juice. The pain comes and goes, but I've been on a diet for the past week to try to keep the pain away, I'm not eating red meats or fatty foods. Mostly all fruits and salads and fresh vegetable and fruit juices.
551343 tn?1506834118 Thanks for starting this new group, Mrs. Aristotle!! I have been suffering with symptoms on and off for 20 yrs, but since 2006 they have been constant and worsening. I think it was around 2001 or 2002, when I knew that something was terribly wrong, due to extreme fatigue. Went to a neuro this Jan and was dismissed because I am without health ins and could not afford all the required testing.
Avatar n tn Experiencing severe headaches again and some symptoms in arms and hands as well. How are you doing now? Have you had any problems? Dr. is recommending biofeedback for me. Thanks.