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Ear arthritis
Mar 23, 2015
... full and productive life if you attend to it now. My arthritis started in my teens but doctors were not equipped back then ,but you got a lot of things available to you now. ... (10 replies)
... Thanks for the reply. CK was 85 (normal). MRI was of my brain and neck. Brain was normal. Neck results were: C3-C4: Right paracentral disc osteophyte complex indents the thecal sac without significant spinal canal or neuroforaminal narrowing. C5-C6: Central disc osteophyte complex without significant neuroforaminal or spinal canal narrowing. (14 replies)
Neck Arthritis
Aug 22, 2011
... And the reason why is that 2 major arteries to your brain go up through the bones of C6 up to C1 and then into the back of your brain. One bad move and your brain is toast. ... (16 replies)

... Both C3 and 4 were displaced backwards over C5 and C5 was forward of C6. C6 was backwards to C7 and C7 was forward to T1. But they were stable. ... (2 replies)
... This is a copy of my MRI report. My primary doctor said that according to the report I am suffering from a mild form of arthritis that is causing the stiff neck, etc. ... (1 replies)
... Yes, I have taken the Omega 3, and I still do. I have Osteoarthrosis and Fibromyalgia. At one time my sed rate was a 57 and I had so much pain from the inflammation. I had tried both Bextra & Celebrex and neither of them would bring down my inflammation. I then started on the Omega 3, and within 2 months my sed rate was back to normal. My Rheumatologist was a bit amazed when I... (2 replies)
... Hello Sandra :wave: Both of my sister's were diagnosed with, "Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis." This means that their RF Factor was negative. With some patients with RA their factor is not always positive. A Rheumatologist will base a diagnosis on symptoms, lab work results, x-ray's, and also family history. My mother has tested a positive RA Factor. I also believe... (5 replies)
... pain worse and certainly increased my headaches. My situation may of been different, C6 and C7 were so herniated that they actually crushed the spinal cord while C4 and C5 were pressing on the cord but not crushing and that is most likely why the traction only made my problems worse overall. ... (11 replies)
... If you are experiencing herniations or compressions of the cervical spine as a result of the arthritis they can be removed and the neck fused. Overall the outcome of the proceedure is very good for most people in general. ... (11 replies)
... None of the findings are all that significant, with the exception of the severe arthritis in the facet on the left side. ... (1 replies)
... you have advanced spondylosis...fancy word for arthritis of the spine. ... (1 replies)
... Hello AtlantaBlue :wave: I take Omega 3 Fish Oil, Gel caps. My Rheumatologist had me on Bextra for about a year now. My sed rate just kept climbing and we could not get the elevation down. Approximately 6 months ago I started with the Omega and finally my sed rate has gone back down to normal. I do believe it was the Omega that finally did the job, but I was taking the... (2 replies)
... Hello Lynmaree :wave: I am sorry that you are in pain and will need a hip replacement surgery. Your post has just given me a wake up call. I have had right groin pain for over 2 years now. I cannot put a sock on my right foot. I assumed this was from my very bad back and back pain. This past March my Rheumatologist diagnosed me with bursitis of both hips. I had pain in... (4 replies)
JRA into Adulthood
Jan 13, 2005
... Hello PA Mom :wave: I also have two teenage kids. My daughter is 20 years old. When she turned 18 and had graduated high school, this was the time that she had left pediatric care. Her pediatric doctor had told us this is when to make the change to another doctor. Even at the age of 17 she started feeling uncomfortable going to her pediatric doctor as she felt that she... (3 replies)
... Hello Daxmargo :wave: I am sorry to hear about all your pain. I can relate to needing the anti inflammatories to get through the day. I wasn't sure that they were even doing anything for me as my sed rates were still climbing. But I had needing two surgery's and each time I had to stop my anti inflammatory 3 day's prior to my surgery. This is when I found out that the... (4 replies)
Shoulder pain
Dec 27, 2004
... ray of my left shoulder and found arthritis and Tendonitis of rotator cuff. He just assumed that was also what was wrong with my right one. Months later I developed Bilateral Frozen Shoulder. ... (3 replies)
... My Rheumatologist is also suspecting that I may have RA although mine would me diagnosed as SeroNegative Rheumatoid Arthritis because I have a negative RA Factor. My mother and both of my sister's also have RA. ... (2 replies)
... th it. Also at that time my rheu. did order some blood test and only found that I had a sed rate of 37. I had also told him about my family history of rheumatoid arthritis and both my sister's and mother have this. My mother has a positive ra factor and my sister's both had a negative ra factor. ... (0 replies)
Muscle Relaxant
Sep 5, 2004
... Hello Mayne :wave: I take a muscle relaxant called, Flexeril. I never new they were addictive. But they do help me with my muscle spasms. I did take Zanaflex at one time but my insurance had stopped covering them but they do make you drowsy. :angel: Jeanne :angel: ____________________ ~LUMBAR~ Posterolateral Fusion & Infuse with Laminectomy on L4,L5,S1 June... (5 replies)
... Hello TK :wave: I also have bursitis of both my hips. I experience pain in the hips and thighs. I cannot sleep on either side most of the time as it hurts to badly. When it really flare up I can't even touch both of my hips. I did get only one cortisone injection into my right hip but it only gave me pain relief for one week. But like Kissa stated, you should research... (6 replies)

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