... Hello, I also have been recently diagnosed with stenosis, or narrowing of L4/L5 and my left hip area aches. I got my first epidural last week, they give a total of three, one month apart and the goal, according to the doctor, is 50% pain relief in 6 months time.
I also started physical therapy and I'm going to try everything possible before I have surgery, just want it as the... (11 replies)
... just dx with severe arthritis L4 & L5. I have had back and hip pain for several
years but a couple of weeks ago the pain became unbearable. Unable to do
daily routine walking is extreme pain. The first two weeks was right hip and
back pain. Took aleive,heat pads etc. Went to dr got xrays, percocet for pain. Radiologist suggested MRI had that. Same Severe L4-L5 not... (1 replies)
... Also how does arthritis cause leg numbness and burning in the thigh. ... (6 replies)
... I have OA all over..(spine, hips, knees, feet, hands etc,, ) Hace L4, l5,moderate herniation.. I take narcotics,,allday long and muscle relaxers..I can not aspirin..I have had this since my early 30's..Hugs, Cindy (13 replies)
... Hi Bethybug, I am 52 yrs.old. I have DDD, scolosis, arthritis of the spine. ... (7 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... 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. It hasn't mine yet but I have very bad days and then pretty good days. I will take a mobic from time to time but I hate to take anything unless it is very severe, so if I can handle it I take nothing but when it gets... (6 replies)
... Do either of you take any medication for your arthritis and does it help, I see were some get relief from celebrex or something similar. ... (6 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. ... (6 replies)
... Hi, b&g,
I'm a chiropractor and I wish that I could see your MRI report. If the sciatic 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. With severe cases, the joints grow larger with calcium deposits and those deposits can narrow the recess of the nerve... (6 replies)
... My doctor said I had stenosis and arthritis and to take pain killers, I do not like taking tablets and would prefer to find another way of dealing with this but at the moment its is really bad. ... (2 replies)
... Pain management is what they do most with low back pain. they use drugs, shots, physical therapy...all sorts of stuff to help you manage the pain.
Believe it or not, spine surgeons don't operate for pain. They only operate when you are at risk of having a nerve die or damage to the spinal cord. You know that when you start to have numbness or pins and needles, muscles not... (1 replies)
... Spondyloarthrosis" means you have arthritis in your back. ... (1 replies)
... my SI joints are very messed up. He also said that on my back xrays that I do have arthritis down in the lumbar area. ... (0 replies)
... my SI joints are very messed up. He also said that on my back xrays that I do have arthritis down in the lumbar area. ... (18 replies)
... Hi all, I'm 35 years old and have been having issues with my lower back since 2006. Between then and now my hands started bothering me at times, and my right hip and leg began feeling weak and sore.
I have since had several MRIs and xrays and have been diagnosed with arthritis in my lower back (specifically the facet joints at L4-L5), in both hands, and in my right hip. I... (5 replies)
... Gunner, this is where i am at with what i deal with. Keep the positive attitude thats all we can do!
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... I saw my neuro surgeon today - one month after my second L4/L5 surgery.
Asked him about AS. He said my xrays looked good and that he didn't believe it was AS. But he does feel that I have some issues with my SI.
Neuro wants me to go back to my rhuemi to rediscuss my positive ANA test, OA, and other aches/pains. I plan to discuss AS with the rhuemi.
Research I... (6 replies)