Osteoarthritis upper spine

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1257704 tn?1269493583 Generally pain in the back portion of the head originates from the neck problems due to irritation in the cervical (neck) spine because the nerves that supply the back of the head start in the upper cervical spine. Mostly, this kind of head pain aggravates after turning head and typically occurs in patients with previous neck injuries and in patients with marked arthritis of the upper cervical spine.
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 The lower leg is forced excessively forward in relation to the upper leg.It may lead to ligament injury. 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.
1044526 tn?1254518145 c1-2 no significant abnormality c2-c3 bilateral facet and uncovertebral osteoarthritis slightly worse on the right. Mild to moderate right-sided foraminal narrowing. c3-c4 Grade 1 anterolisthesis with right paracentral disc bulge and moderate facet osteoarthritis. Moderate right foraminal narrowing with mild lateral recess effacement, worse on the right. No central canal stenosis. c4-c5 Posterior disc bulge with facet and uncovertebral osteoarthritis.
Avatar n tn I have recently been diagnosed with Osteoarthritis, but have been suffering with a pain in the upper part of the inside & back of my legs, (not lower part of legs) it can only be described as cold & painful to the touch, or rather I cannot bear to touch it or for anything to touch the area because it feels icy/freezing. The easiest way to describe it is if you put your hand on the ice in your chest freezer for a while it becomes painful to the touch.
Avatar n tn I have recently been diagnosed with Osteoarthritis, but have been suffering with a pain in the upper part of the back & inside of my legs, it is painful but can only be described as cold & painful to the touch, or rather I cannot bear to touch it or for anything to touch the area. The easiest way to describe is is if you put your hand on the ice in your chest freezer for a while it becomes painful to the touch.
Avatar n tn Id say when i was bout 21 i started to get pains in my upper back. Between the shoulder blades around the spine. I went to the doctor way back then and they seem to be convinced that is was just weak muscles. Told me to work out strenthen those muscles. That helped a little bit. so over the the last 9 years. The pain has become more persitant. with little down time. Where as before i had good days and bad days with the pain. now im pertty much just liveing with it everyday.
Avatar m tn The pain will occasionally radiate into my pectoral muscle and sternum. My physician did an MRI on my spine that came out clear and has also ruled out any heart problems. I suffer from IBS, and a CT scan was done on my abdomen that revealed nothing more than a few pockets of uninfected diverticula. I also had a nerve conduction study done and other than some mild carpal tunnel symptoms in my hand, it revealed nothing.
Avatar f tn Selma always tells us to get our reports and I do. So i'm rereading my mri of Tspine from 2007 and it says " there is a thin linear high signal density structure along the central aspect of the thoracic cord that i believe most likey just represents a prominent central canal rather than syrinx" so what does that mean? I also have osteoarthritis with spurs throughout the spine. Anybody have this conflicting info on a MRI before? I was 35 when it was taken.
1088646 tn?1256953523 it has fused the upper part of my spine together. The muscles that are giving me problems are in rolled up knots. I'm pretty sure it's from sitting in front of a computer for 8 hours a day. I know...what a dingy profession!! I have had an MRI and acupuncture. I am woking on my "stretching" exercises but will look up "self massage" techniques. I would love to try the tennis balls but am afraid if I get in the floor on my back I may not be able to get up!! LOL...
Avatar n tn I have intermitant pain in the upper right arm where it joins the shoulder and more and more tremor in my right hand to the extend sometimes I can barely write. The pain is more pronounced sometimes when I move my arm or when I change positiion when laying in bed. In my work (floral design) I extensively use shears to cut bamboo, willow bracnhes.. My physician sent me to consult a specialist who could not determine the cause. The specialist did not think it was Alzheimer and Parkinson.
Avatar n tn Hello, A few months ago I noticed in the mirror that the back of my neck looked awfully odd. At the base of my neck/top of my spine there is a bony lump there that has not gone away and it causes a dull heavy sensation in my neck right where the spot is, so the middle of my neck. I do have poor posture that I am trying to work on and I do have overall back pain (both of my parents do as well). This lump is not symmetrical, if you look at it from the right and then the left it looks different.
Avatar n tn Mine started with a burning pain between my right shoulder blade and my spine. I get tingling on top of both shoulders,and have quite a bit of upper neck pain. I,too,wake very early with pain that feels like someone has attached vice-grips to my spine,between my shoulder blades,then squeezes. It usually radiates to my ribcage,sometimes to my chest. I take ambien regularly (small doses);and hydrocodone and ibuprofen for the ache.
Avatar n tn I also complained about the back pain that I spoke of in my first post to you. I asked him if the back pain could be caused by the annular tear in the thoracic spine and his answer was "Who said you have any problem in the thoracic spine, I thought your problems were with your neck".
748543 tn?1463449675 Thus the teeth are a visual extension of the spine. This is why it is so important to have the spine in correct position foremost and this will produce a harmonious posture and finalizing with a proper balanced bite. Bringing complete health to the patient. About the Author: Hamid Nassery, DMD, FICOI, FAGD has been practicing dentistry for the past 20 years. His dental practice Real Smile is located in Miami Beach and helps local and national patients. To explore this further contact Dr.
Avatar n tn The pins and needles are there even when the legs are not crossed and I'm just sitting or lying normally. This is accompanied by constant dull pain in the upper part (thigh) of the leg. The problem does not appear to change with exertion, and there is no obvious swelling or marks on the leg. ( However, there are a few unexplained brusies). Initially fearing a bloot clot/heart/circulation problem, I had EKG's, blood tests, blood pressure checks and basic ultra-sounds of the arteries.
1751294 tn?1332287065 I also have pain in my neck and shoulders and its't so stiff in the morning he sent me to an x-ray but I haven't gotten the results, H e said it might be a little fibromyalgia or arthritis in the spine. the pain is so bad that some times I need to lift my own head with my hands to move it around or up and down when I am laying down. It comes and goes and they are called flares sometings provoke it. and than it goes away or I have to take medication.
Avatar n tn Radiculopathy occurs when nerve roots (coming out of the spinal cord) become compressed at the neck or spine and this results in pain, tingling, and numbness, with or without loss of function in the area supplied by the affected nerve. Common causes of cervical radiculopathy are neural foramen narrowing (neural foramen is the canal through which the nerve exits) , usually caused by cervical arthritis in older adults, and cervical disk lesion caused by disk degeneration or herniation.
Avatar n tn Everything came back normal except my spine has osteoarthritis and scoliosis and a couple bone spurs. So maybe thats the reason. I asked a doctor and she looked at me like I was crazy and prescribed ativan for anxiety and albuterol for the wheeze. I am afraid to ask any other doctor, due to they just give you that funny look and say "it sounds like your breathing", I even asked my husband and he said the same thing.
Avatar n tn For the past week I've felt a dull, achy pain on the upper right side of my ribcage, right below the right breast. It doesn't hurt too much unless I'm changing positions when sleeping. I don't have any fever, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, heartburn or any similar symptoms. I have no problems after eating fatty foods or dairy products. I can stand and sit without any problems. I have no cramps, no back pain, no swelling, I'm not sure if it's a gastronomical problem.
211940 tn?1267884866 About 1 year ago I began having pain in my right upper arm, between the shoulder and elbow, about mid arm where the biceps brachii muscle or brachialis muscle is. I went to my Primary Physician who said it was a torn brachialis muscle. Since I was working at a 2nd job, I thought it might be job related so I went through the whole Workman's Comp issue. They sent me to 4 doctors who did nothing for me, finally the case was settled and my lawyer got most of the money, but I still have the pain.
Avatar n tn The pain began 2 years ago at which time I had an ultrasound and an upper GI done. Both of which returned little if no information as the upper GI showed mild gastritis and a small amount of fat in the pancreas which the doctor was not concerned about. I took some Prevacid for a while and it went away but has recently returned over the past 4 months.
874521 tn?1424120397 I suffer from alot of upper back/shoulder pain, I also have DDD of the lower spine and Osteoarthritis. This can all be a symptom of any of these diseases...I do upper arm and spine stretches and go for a massage when able to afford and these all help for a while only. Do any of you have any more suggestions as to the root cause and help for?
Avatar f tn I have pain in both my upper arms. I suffer from osteoarthritis and wondered if it is connected, I know it is in my spine. The pain is enough to disrupt my sleeping, and I sometimes find it difficult to pick up or hold a book to read because it's so painful. I have to sleep on my side and I'm not sure if it's connected to that. I have tried putting heat on and it doesn't seem to make any difference.
Avatar n tn Anyway, after doing some reading I had a hunch it had something to do with the cervical (neck) spine and a woman who recently had spine surgery referred me to a neurologist. (She started with him, but when it became obvious she needed surgery, was referred to an orthopedic surgeon.) She felt the good thing about starting with a neurologist is they aren't biased toward surgery. I didn't realize neurologists are specialists in the spine as well as brain.
Avatar f tn Hi, I am 54 years old and have osteoarthritis in my back. Issues with disc bulges, slipping, facet disease, spinal stenosis, sciatica etc. I also have trochanteric bursitis in both hips. Well now for the past 8 months or so I am having pain in my upper arms. More so on my left arm. It is half way between the elbow and shoulder on the outside. Very deep pain.
Avatar f tn One or 2 vertebral body hemangiomas are seen within the upper thoracic spine here is a hemangioma within ghetto left fifth rib posteriorly. No soft tissue masses are seen There us relatively mild degenerative disc disease n left facet join osteoarthritis in the cervical spine this is most prominent at c5/6 where ther is left greater than the right foraminal stenosis. Also noted in c6/7 What does all this mean???????
Avatar f tn Why do I feel a crackling/popping feeling in my upper neck (brain stem?) with hunger pangs upon awakening in the morning? I've had this for as long as I can remember, but it's gotten stronger as I've gotten older. I've asked my primary care doctor, my chiropractor, and an endocrinologist, but no one has had a answer for me. Is this normal? Should I be seen by a neurologist?
Avatar f tn TMJ with osteoarthritis of the jaw joints and cervical spine. The other diagnosis is from a neurologist. Idiopathic facial pain - Central Nervous System disorder coming fro the brain as opposed to the spine. I have tried many medications, physio, acupuncture, chiro. I have been told it is not MS or Trigeminal Neuralgia even though a lot of my pain patterns seem to follow branches of the TN nerves or nucleus from brain, into tmj joint, face, teeth and nucleus at cervical spine.
Avatar n tn you need to consult a neurologist who will do a detailed neurological examination, X-ray upper spine, eliciting tenderness over affected nerve, relief from pain after an anesthetic block will be needed to confirm diagnosis. Treatment includes massage, rest, antidepressants, local nerve blocks by anesthesiologist, and injection of steroids directly into the region. Take care.