Osteoarthritis symptoms osteophytes

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Avatar m tn , 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. Symptoms usually are pain, stiffness and reduced flexibility. Diagnosis is made with the help of history, evaluation of symptoms, x-rays, blood tests and MRI’s.
3060903 tn?1398568723 Last reviewed Thu 24 May 2018 By Jayne Leonard Reviewed by William Morrison, MD Symptoms Triggers Treatments Seeing a doctor Prevention Takeaway An osteoarthritis flare-up refers to a sudden and temporary increase in symptoms. The condition affects the joints' cartilage, which is slippery tissue at the end of bones. In healthy joints, cartilage allows bones to move smoothly, but osteoarthritis (OA) causes the cartilage to wear away and the bones to rub together, leading to pain and stiffness.
Avatar f tn x two. Myofacial pain Myositis DDD entire spine with osteophytes osteoarthritis Cercical spine DDD facet joint Displaced vertebrae Facet joint arthralgia Had epidurals, blocks and rhizotomy reducing pain by about 90%.
Avatar f tn Does anyone have osteoarthritis and bone spurs? How fast do bone spurs grow? Do they grow on the base of the thumb? I have a lump that is hard (and hurts if I press on it) and about the size of a small pea, that was not there in September. In under 2 months this lump grew, and I want to know if it could it be a bone spur, or a rheumatoid nodule. (I have "diffuse osteoarthritis" in my joints and spine) and I am only 58. Does osteoarthritis manifest like this?
1378884 tn?1315509445 There is some degenerative osteoarthritis of R hip with some small marginal osteophytes. There is also chondromalacia predominantly along posterior and superior aspect of the femoral head with irregularity of the articular cartilage. No intra-articular loose bodies are identified, allowing for some intra-articular air which was apparently administered at the time of injection. Continued...
Avatar n tn These are signs of osteoarthritis and are caused by formation of osteophytes of the joint cartilage. It can be a response to repeated trauma at the joint. This is more common in women and usually develops in middle age. It can start with sudden pain, redness, or numbness which eventually subsides. Another kind, Bouchard's nodes which are similar bony growths in the middle joints of the fingers may also be present. Have this checked by your doctor for proper evaluation. Take care and regards.
4943237 tn?1428994695 I had an MRI in June last year and there was no evidence of osteophyte at this level. The other thing I'm curious about is the usual progression of symptoms with an osteophyte. If an arm is affected, would it be usual for problems to start at the extremity, ie the forearm and work inwards or the other way around? Would progression, from minor pain to major pain over a ten day period also be usual?
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 n tn Tho many years have passed since you posted your inquirt, I am curious as to whether you received a formal diagnosis for this issue and found relief from symptoms? I am experiencing the exact same range of symptoms. Thank you in advance for any insight!
Avatar m tn Also, I have osteophytes growing into my spinal canal from my T12-S1 and I have osteoarthritis in same areas. 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 Can someone help me understand these results - my doc just said it's osteoarthritis and wouldn't give me any idea of the long term implications - she just said she would expect these results from someone older (i'm 38) and i need to see a rheumatologist. I got the appointment but must wait til April to see them........... At L4/5 the disc is degenerate with associated marginal osteophytes. There is again mild to moderate facet and ligamentous hypertrophy.
387767 tn?1345875627 The other symptom also suggests that it might be osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent form of arthritis. It may occur in virtually any joint of the body. It has no cure and leads to pain and joint dysfunction. The end result is loss of articular cartilage with secondary bone changes, including osteophytes, subchondral sclerosis, and subchondral cysts. The knee is the most commonly affected joint, followed by the hand and hip.
Avatar n tn Anti-inflammatory medications can reduce the build-up of new boney formation and surgery can remove old already formed osteophytes. The location of your osteophytes would not cause your headaches per se. The C5-C6 areas mostly go to the arms as part of the brachial plexus.
Avatar n tn ) 6) an 'athritis panel' will be negative in regular degenerative osteoarthritis (on its own). Osteophytes are usually caused by wear and tear.
Avatar n tn c-5 c-6 level shows discogenic narrowing with a disc osteophyte complex that touches but does not flatten the spinal cord. Osteophytes extend to the uncovertebral joints bilaterally, left greater than right with mild to modersate left foraminal stenosis and mild right foraminal stenosis. c-6 c-7 level shows osteophyte of the left uncovertebral joint and very mild degree of left foraminal stenosis. c-7 t-1 level is unremarkable.
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 f tn Hi glammagee. You story reads very similarly to my good friend in Quebec, who was last year in India and sends me a message that she's in severe back and shoulder pain, diagnosed with bone spurs/osteophytes. I told her to get boswellia serrata, which actually comes from India and is one of the best herbal anti-inflammatories. This kept her going till she returned to Canada where she verified the osteophytes, was given a cortisone shot and was waiting to see a specialist.
1475492 tn?1332887767 I am most definitely a limbolander with unexplained neurological symptoms. Bleh. I am not sure what to think. I will be curious where she will go from here.
Avatar f tn What is the difference between spinal stenosis and cervical foraminal stenosis?
Avatar n tn (severe spinal stenosis compressing cord to 5mm) After each surgery, there was little improvement and I am still experiencing symptoms of Numbness, pain, weakness bilateral arms and legs. I recently had a CT Myelogram which showed. New bone spur growth at C3-4 causing spinal stenosis, spinal stenosis remains at C5-6. Severe Myelomalacia C4-C7.
Avatar m tn I'm assuming these are your questions. First it's not rare that you can have no SX (symptoms) until a cervical structure deteriorates enough for something to cause significant hurt. I have a very similar experience. I would not have known about my cervical tumors, osteophytes and much more had I not awoke with severe and acute Brachial Neuritis. It came out of the blue as did my subsequent cervical spine DX (diagnosis). So it does happen. I could site more examples but you get the picture.
Avatar f tn Chiropractic care cannot alter the extent of the spinal stenosis if it is related to other structural changes such as osteophytes (bone spurs) which are a usual component of DDD. I have had severe osteoarthritis and DDD resulting in a similar set of symptoms. My neurosurgeon gave me the same advice of surgery now or later, but surgery eventually. I elected to have anterior cervical discectomy and fusion C4-C7 with allograft and titanium plating.
Avatar n tn Rather it has many benefits like- • you probably will be one of those that won't suffer of osteoarthritis when you get old. Amongst people who are not practicing activities like yoga or contortion, only one in fifty will escape some form of rheumatic or arthritic complaint in their lifetime. • that when you get old you'll most likely look much younger than most people in your age.
Avatar n tn Nerve root sheath cysts are present bilaterally essentially at all levels in the thoracic spine and lumbar spine. These range in size 3mm to 9mm.) In addition I have a Mild broad base disc protrusions at L3-4 and L4-5 which do produce some anterior thecal sac effacement with extension. Innumerable nerve rooth sheath cysts which are identified bilaterally at essentially all levels in the thoracic and lumbar spine. The largest on the left at the L5-S1 level measuring 1.1 cm.
14993501 tn?1437776467 I feel fine when I sit, whenever I lift my leg or stretch my back. Any position in which im flexed and I don't have any radiating symptoms. When I go for a walk, at first I feel no pain at all and then slowly it starts to feel like something is tightening or pressure until it hurts so bad that I have to stop and bend over for relief. After I do so, I can walk about the same distance before I have to stop and stretch again.
Avatar f tn I was 62 last year. I have a condition called DISH and osteophytes as well as osteoarthritis everywhere else. As you feel very stiff when not moving about for a while, you have some type of arthritis. A xray would show any degeneration in the bones and a blood test would be able to show if you have the autoimmune arthritis called rheumatoid arthritis. Don't give up - keep badgering your doctor until you get a confirmation of your problem.
Avatar f tn I have been through 2 decompression surgeries for Chiari, after the last one I have felt even worse and I have symptoms worse than I had before and newer symptoms. I recently turned 40 years old. My recent MRI's were NORMAL (as stated from the doctors).
Avatar f tn //i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff168/kjl07/Osteoarthritis/IMG_2724.jpg http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff168/kjl07/Osteoarthritis/IMG_2725.jpg The scan from Feb 2009 they are still at the radiologist for a second opinion.