Osteoarthritis vs degenerative arthritis

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Avatar n tn You have no liver damage dear, why are you even on treatment... I don't know anything about Motrin vs Tylenol other than I took Tylenol 3's every day of my life for years (degenerative disc disease) and when I found out I was HCV active they took the Tylenol away and now just give me codeine, said Tylenol is not liver friendly...
874521 tn?1424120397 I have spinal issues, degenerative facet disease and arthritis, degenerative disc disease, a mild case of scoliosis along with shoulder problems and arthritis in my shoulder now. I also have sciatica and nerve damage in my lower back so my left foot is numb. I hope this helps you.
Avatar f tn Now he has increased pain to his bilateral knees and ankles which has been going on for 2 weeks. He has had no injuries. Medical hx - Gout, HTN, hyperlipidemia, Osteoarthritis. Meds - Atenolo, Guanfacine, Lipitor, Lisinopril, Skelaxin, & Verapamil. On exam, his VS are stable. Lungs and heart WNL. Musk - no redness to knees or ankles, slight swelling to L knee, good pedal pulses, hypersensitive to touch with palpation of all joints, gait is guarded and slow.
975514 tn?1325001538 Oh I have all of those other conditions too, the sciatica, DDD, degenerative facet disease, osteoarthritis in my back and shoulder, nerve damage in my back and scoliosis, but I have still been labeled by my current Rheumatologist as having Fibromyalgia. As I mentioned before I have the positive ANA screen too. I am not sure why she hasn't looked into any other arthritic conditions that could be causing my body to deteriorate??? I just saw an endocrinologist for the 2nd time.
Avatar f tn I do think Lyrica relieved more pain, but it did cause me more side effects and in the end, I was not happy with the balance of relief vs. complications. Lyrica made me feel more dizzy and confused. For example, I would take my dose, and within minutes I wouldn't remember if I had taken it yet or not. That made me uncomfortable. I have since been diagnosed with Lyme and am not taking Neurontin or Lyrica for the time being, so that I can track how my symptoms are changing with treatment.
4397957 tn?1354284522 RF Ablation is used to cauterize specific nerves, mainly the medial branch nerves that innervate the facet joints. This is a highly effective treatment for treating the osteoarthritis of degenerative disc disease. The board certification is from the American Board of Pain Management, and the credential is called a DABPM.
739070 tn?1338607002 Took Plaquenil for 3 years with no change in symptoms. Went today to have lip biopsy done after seeing academic neuro and his choice of rheumatologist. New rheumy doubted Sjogren's but he was difficult to understand and with the communication difficulties I neglected to ask him why the joint pain. He ordered several labs and results are not in yet.
9745005 tn?1410047966 If your back spasms constantly for weeks or if the spasm comes and goes in the same place, you may have an underlying problem in your spine eg facet joint osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, herniated disc etc keep in mind that your muscle will instinctively react to any pain and inflammation in your back by spasm-ing.
Avatar f tn I also have scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and have continual hip pain into my lower back, which I was told was bursitis. Could (or should) these problems be corrected with surgery, and could you explain this in layman's terms on the MRI findings? Thank you for any assistance you may be able to help with.
Avatar f tn Polymorphic Light Sensitivity Eruption(sever allergy to the sun) 4. Nerve damage in right leg 5. RA 6.
Avatar n tn I ended up, because the pain was so severe, being operated on in Sept of 97 which helped that particular problem but i still have several herniations and many bone spurs, arthritis and degenerative disc disease. The doctors had to be convinced of my pain...see a couple of doctors neurosurgeons etc and ask many questions. I still have much pain -but if i knew then what i know now..maybe i would have made other choices. Feel free honey to e me at ***@**** if you need someone to talk to..
Avatar n tn Cancer, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, diabetic neuropathy, Lupus, crohn's disease or crohns, Multiple Sclerosis or MS, rheumatoid arthritis, diverticulitis, back surgery, heart surgery, high blood pressure (hypertension), hip, neck, shoulder, ankle, wrist, back, or other joint problems, disc herniation, hydrocephalitis, interstitial cystitis, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, rsi or repetitive stress injury, inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, Parkinson's d
356518 tn?1322267242 Well I had my annual MRI and he showed me on the scan results where indeed I am definitely worse off than when I had my last MRI last year. Anyone with degenerative disease knows it gets worse over time just as injuries to our back does. So tolerance has to do with our bodies and injuries getting worse and the meds are effectively working just as they did we just got worse. I will post the results and research when I get it.
Avatar n tn I have recently started taking Ultram in addition to Vicoden ES to manage chronic back pain from degenerative arthritis. I have found that I've been able to cut the use of Vicoden by about 1/2 by using Ultram in its place (50mg.) before the pain get severe. I feel that it leaves my mind less foggy, and I feel much safer driving while using it. Now I only use the Vicoden if I have been on my feet and active for quite a while and the discomfort has become more severe.
Avatar n tn It is possible for them to resect the transitional vertabrae if they diagnose the condition early enuogh and you do not have advanced degenerative disc disease. I hope the prom went great!
Avatar f tn Hello dear, You should consult a neurologist and get MRI done as there could be several causes for the muscle weakness such as degenerative spine changes,TIA,stroke,neuropathy,nerve compression etc.Are you hypertensive?You should monitor his blood pressure levels regularly You should go for a evaluation and get the diagnosis confirmed.
Avatar n tn Exactly the same symptoms here - I have Diabetes so the first thought was that my blood sugar was out of control so that I might be getting what is known as Diabetic Neuropathy, but after testing my A1c (glucose counts) it was found that was not the case. Since then, every time I mention it to my doctor I get the same response, take some Motrin, it will go away, etc.
Avatar n tn Good luck to you - do you think you could have something like arthritis?? Maybe, if you haven't done so, you could get some bloodwork done.
522415 tn?1242941355 *C5-6 FUSION 3/01 *STILL have 2 hern disc's in lumbar, 2 in thorasic, 1 in neck *Scoliosis *Degenerative Disc Disease *Arn. Chiari DAILY headache/migraines for 13 yrs. now *Fibromyalgia *Rhem. Arthritis *DAILY chronic pain I take 11 perscriptions for my ailments: Some include; lyrica, cymbalta, etolac, percocet, ms contin, zanaflex! They HAD me on MAJOR strong stuff 3-5 yrs. ago including: Dilata's, Methadone, Soma & Clonopin.
Avatar n tn The MRI showed I have cervical spondylosis, which is like arthritis of the spine, and there is a herniated disk pressing on a nerve root that goes to the places I'm having pain. I'm still in the process of seeing if physical therapy will help - they give you exercises to strengthen the muscles around the joints so there will be less stress on the joints. After seeing the Dr.
Avatar n tn Hi. I've been diagnosed with multilevel degenerative disc disease c-4 through c-7. I'm now 43 years old. I've been waiting 3 years for disc replacement surgery to be a little more mainstream treatment. I'm interested in hearing anything about this procedure for the C-spine. I'm considered a surgery candidtate for c-5/6 and c-6/7 levels.
Avatar n tn I also suffer greatly from the hip where the graft was taken. I also now know that I have multi-level degenerative disc disease in all areas of the spine as well - with degenerate discs both above and below the fusion as well as the one below it touching the cord. My life feels like it is over. I am 32 and struggle to be normal and look after my 3 year old. I cannot do the simple things that everyone else takes for granted.
Avatar f tn BP sounds like exactly what it is. I have cervical root compression and arthritis and that may be the underlying cause, but it was probably triggered by the sunlight damaging the nerves. If Gabapentin helps, then I guess it's almost certainly nerve-related. I put an ice pack on tonight after reading these posts and it's the only thing that's helped so far. I'm loathe to go to a dermatologist as it doesn't sound as if they can suggest much........
551343 tn?1506834118 I have seen so many Doctors over the past 3 1/2 years and no one could tell me why I was having the pain. All they could figure out was that I have arthritis in my neck and some disc degeneration but they found nothing that would cause me to have the horrible daily pain I was having. I have tried every injection and procedures including nerve blocks that was available I also tried acupuncture for 6 months but nothing would relieve my pain.
Avatar n tn I've done it all and after all this its the same everytime...calories in vs out............now I'm perfect at it..after surgery I went up to 195 lbs 26% body fat dropped 42 lbs and went to 7.2% body fat in 4 months (my goal) I'm happy..just could use energy....that's why IM looking into B-12 injections, I've taking EPHEDRA for over 13 yrs..it don't even work that good for me no more..I still take it prob 3-5 x a week..this is long.. once again good luck to you..
Avatar f tn Clinicians should be aware of the possibility of implant-related immune activation when patients develop symptoms of arthritis after receiving implants. Diagnostic testing by TNF-release assay could be a diagnostic tool in these patients, although comprehensive studies are needed to test the validity of this method of diagnosis in broader populations. The arthritic complaints were alleviated in the case patient following removal of the implant.