... I saw a second ortho spine specialist who has said essentially the same thing... ... (9 replies)
... I have servre back pain in upper and lower spine feels like lumps sticking out ect i did have a back injury when i was 19 and told i would have arthritis but how do i get doc to do anything apart from perscibe pain killers i would like an exray to see if i do have arthritis ect. ... (3 replies)
... wo ago asking for opinions on pain in my left hip that would sometimes go down the outer and back of my leg. Long story short, my doctor said this was caused by arthritis in my spine and me being a little stubborn, didn't believe her. ... (10 replies)
... After ordering an MRI on my spine, My Dr. stated that I have lower spine arthritis. The major pain seems to be a very painful lower back when I first get up in the mornings. Its hard to stand straight for about 15 minutes due to pain. I think that moving and walking around helps this. ... (0 replies)
... I have been struggling with lower back pain since I had my children 17 years ago. In the past few years the pain has become intense and widespread. The doctors have been awful. ... (8 replies)
... but the only thing it did was slightly help my nerve pains, it did nothing else. I've also read in medical literature that meds for autoimmune disease and other arthritis do not help with Fibro. I've read steroids do nothing for Fibro, but yet steroids are truly my miracle drug...well, at least out of the meds I've taken. ... (7 replies)
... Hi Jenny and thank you for responding.
I feel like I am finally getting closer to a real diagnosis after all these years. I have no doubts about Fibro but I also know there's something more than that going on with the high SED rate and CRP. My new Rheumy is in Philadelphia at Jefferson Hosp. and he's very thorough. I hope I can get a proper dx before too much longer and... (14 replies)
... iliac joints and lower spine.....and nothing that can be found in the blood. ... (14 replies)
... Thanks for the post how much does it cost when you took your surgery ?? (18 replies)
... Hi Manxypop...and welcome to the Arthritis board. ... (18 replies)
... No, I've never had an injury to my neck. My lower spine has been a problem area since my early 20's, and my hips just joined in this last year in my early 50's. ... (8 replies)
... Hi my friend. Nice seeing you here too. I know more about arthritis than necks. ... (3 replies)
... I was seeing a Rheumatologist, then a surgeon for spine surgery, and now I see Pain Management. ... (18 replies)
... baybreeze, what dr. do you see for OA? I seen a rheumy a while back but he didn't seem to think i have this. It runs bigtime in my family and i have almost all of the things you described.
take care, monkey (18 replies)
... baybreeze, how would one have a diagnosis of spinal arthritis?
Thanks bunches monkey (18 replies)
... Baybreeze, that is actually almost to the tee with me but i also have local tenderness. I still am not sure i believe the theory on arthristis not showing up, its seems as if it progresses to someone being in a wheelchair they would(tests) would detect that severety. Just my two cents for what it's worth. I am so grumpy today with pain, can you tell?
Love, Monkey (18 replies)
... The bone overgrowth was pressing into a bunch of nerves coming off of my spine, as well as severely compressing a bundle of nerves in the lower spine called the cauda equina. The pain was so horrible I could not stand up straight nor bend back. ... (18 replies)
... My feet, ankles, wrist, fingers, knees, and lower spine, hurt the most. My shoulders have elbows have recently began to ache. ... (7 replies)
... low vit. D levels can cause extreme bone pain, along with being very tired, weak, pain in lower spine, which mine was worst at night time where I couldn't even turn over in bed. ... (3 replies)
... I have arthritus in my back from top to bottom. Had C5 and 6 fused together a few years ago along with spurs removed.
Now my doctor wants to work on my lumbar and tail bone.
Apparently the nerve that's being agitated is the Pudendul nerve that runs down through the tail bone area out on both sides of the butt through (if you're a man) the testicles and ends at the tip of... (10 replies)