Osteoarthritis symptoms of the spine

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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 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 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 Thank you for your question. Although without being able to examine you I can not offer you the specific advice on diagnosis and treatment that you need, but I would try to provide you some relevant information about your health concern. It is quite unlikely that your arthritis problem would have been caused your migraines. But your illness may have triggered the symptoms.
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 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 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.
Avatar f tn What are the surgeon's statistics - meaning how many times has he preformed the surgery and what have been the out comes - good and bad? The Cervical Spine is more difficult to manipulate that other areas of the spine - as it's much smaller, more complex. I'd hope the neurosurgeon specializes in the Cervical Spine. Back to the SCS. I am probably not a good person to discuss these implants - because I've seen and heard of more problems with them than is normal.
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 - 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 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 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 m tn I assume this is because my spine has moved ergo so has the angle of my rib cage? My posterior elements @ my L5/S1 are obviously misaligned...could this be part of the issue?
Avatar f tn The symptoms depends on where the disk bulge is though. It can cause all the same symptoms MS does except the temperature sensitivity or ON. but the rest, parasthesia, spasticity, fasculations etc... YES. Hope you get good GREAT treatment at Yale!
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 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 Thank you for updating us. I really appreciate it. So often ppl post - one post and we never hear from them again - and never even know if they read our response - so again thank you. Wow! The human body never ceases to amaze me. Adipose tissue accumulation? In case some ppl reading this may not know what adipose tissue is - it's the medical term for "fat.
975514 tn?1325001538 It would be prudent for your PCP to order the MRI of your brain, and depending upon the results, an MRI of the T spine. The results may help to get you into a specialist sooner. Also, Mary was correct in pointing out that the lumbar spine is outside of the spinal cord, thus scarring will not occur there. Good luck!
1044526 tn?1254518145 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.
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 The thoracic spine is the narrowest part of the spine, bone spurs can Cause a split in the cord. the cord develops around the spur causing what is a "Split Cord Syndrome" or Malformation. There is some evidence of links between Split Cord & tethered cord syndrome. Bone spurs can compress the cord causing problems..... In your report they talk about a prominent central canal V a Syrinx.
996946 tn?1503252712 There may be things , which can explain the level of suffering and the multiple symptoms of your condition.
Avatar f tn As for what I DO have - well, I have been diagnosed with Osteoarthritis/Degenerative Disk Disease, Vitiligo and at one time, Carcinoma In Situ of the Cervix, but have been fine ever since Leep Surgery. SO, that's it. Vitiligo is an autoimmune disorder, so I assume I have the generalized autoimmune thing going on and am susceptible to other AI disorders as well. My Chiropractor has two done full evaluations on me, one in 04 and the other in 07.
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 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.
Avatar f tn Sometimes in bed I wake up gasping for breath as if I have been holding it for ages. Sorry about all the symptoms. Some symptoms are constant, whereas others seem to rear their head, stay for a while, go into remission, and then come back at a later date. It is like everything seems to move around my body and effect it in different ways. This has been going on for many, many years and it really upsets me and affects my quality of life.