... Last Friday I saw the orthopedic surgeon again to discuss left side treatment. He now wonders if the hips are in play at all, particularly as early OA is probably just normal wear and tear for someone my age. He is going to try a cortisone shot to the left side. ... (13 replies)
... egative for RA or OA, lupus, connective tissue disorder, and my CBC and electrolytes as well as thyroid were all normal. But I am having terrible painful joints in my elbows, knees and my feet hurt too, from under the heel and it wraps up towards my achilles tendon. ... (4 replies)
... Then pain changed to pain in left leg. unable to walk. ... (1 replies)
... S1. This was in july of 2001. ... (2 replies)
... I have facet joint arthritis in most of the spine and neck, I have gotten the epidural in all areas it seems and the only one it helped was in the lumbar and just for awhile at best. I can only get 3 in a years time and at times I never went to the 3rd round when the first 2 didn't do me any good. ... (6 replies)
... It used to be just numbness and burning in my thigh but it is now in the hamstring and calf area along with my butt. ... (6 replies)
... I've had two nerve block procedures in my upper and lower spine so far into my facet joints. ... (2 replies)
... lately, I have had pain and swelling that comes and goes in my Big toe Joint and my right hand index finger. ... (4 replies)
... ht, bowel or bladder problems and reflexes that don't respond properly. They do a test called an EMG to see if the nerves are damaged. that is when surgery comes in to play. ... (1 replies)
... The short answer is 'yes', it's possible - but only your specialist can correctly diagnose for you. Do you have a scoliosis? Have you lost height?
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... ray of my back that was taken a week or two ago. I am wondering if anyone can translate it into what this means for me in the future. ... (2 replies)
... I have many back probelems...but it feels like the whole thing is just throbbing on some days. According to MRI's, I have herniations C5-C8, T7-T8 fusion, T9-T12 herniations, and Lumbar L3-L5 herniations with Sacral Stenosis.
I feel like I'm going nutty b/c its like musical chairs of mod-severe pain all over my back all day long.
Could it just be really advanced... (2 replies)
... Dear Julie, I have inflammatory arthritis in the sacroiliac joint, as well as the facet joints higher up at L3, L4 and L5. My kind of arthritis is spondylitis, and mostly affects the spine, but my knees and hands too. I have been treated with prednisone, enbrel and injections in these joints. ... (2 replies)
... urts to. i'm a 32 year old male. what other symptoms are common with rheumatoid arthritis. what should i do. does anyone have any advice. anyone have severe arthritis in there back. it's ruining my life and my marriage. i can't believe the pain associated with this. i hope someone can help. thanks, jason. ... (1 replies)
... g back online. First of all, you are entitled to a copy of your MRI report. You can have it faxed or pick it up at the facility, but you will have to go there in either respect in order to sign a release. ... (6 replies)
... It may help, I have mild stenosis in the lumbar and moderate in the neck and the Dr does not like to do surgery unless it severely impairs the quality of life. ... (6 replies)
... Look for the key word "stenosis" in the report, which means "narrowing". ... (6 replies)
... iatic nerve pain which you are feeling has not been determined to be from a disc herniation, the general "arthritis" diagnosis hold some key verbage which may be in the report. ... (6 replies)
... pain relief in 6 months time. ... (11 replies)
... What this means is that you are developing arthritis in the lowest part of your spine and hips. ... (3 replies)