... Interesting comments. My first right side MRI included a back study. There they found "L4-L5 disc desiccation with mild interspace narrowing, posterior disk bulge and posterior disk margin anular tear. Borderline slight posterior L3-L4 disk bulge." Also "Early L4-L5 intervertabral oesteochrondrois..." Initially I guess these were dismissed as not being significant... (13 replies)
... He told me he's tested patients for arthritis twice and it came back negative, and they continued to complain of pain, and the third time he tested, it came back positive. I don't know if I believe that. ... (4 replies)
... und here and a build up of fluid sometimes around my knees and ankles after walking for any length of time. My lower back aches from nerve root compression from arthritis of my facet joints and I get numbness and weakness down my legs and front of thighs with parasthesia and stabbing dull aching pains. ... (2 replies)
... lately, I have had pain and swelling that comes and goes in my Big toe Joint and my right hand index finger. the pain in right toe is stiffness and random shooting pain, my ankle & knee feels stiff, but not as stiff. My index finger pain is also stiffness, no shooting pain, mild swelling. I am also slightly stiff in my wrist and elbow. my left big to joint hurts as well, but... (4 replies)
... 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)
... Hello everyome - firstly the symptoms-
3 years ago - apparent slipped L5 disc causing severe pain for a Month ( not confirmed by MRI ), severe pain but resolved after 2 Months.
Bladder - appears nueorgenic ( urgency )
Bowel sphincter seems weaker ( difficulty controlling gas )
left leg - Sciatica pain - six weeks ago ( pain has gone now ) but has left leg with... (2 replies)
... S1, facet joint hypertrophy at the same location, and a slight narrowing of my spinal canal as well. My doctor says I have mild arthritis of the back, and I've started physical therapy, but I wanted the opinions of some people who have been in similar situations. Can anyone give me any advice? ... (1 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)
... 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)
... Yes, I got the bone scan done and my pain Docter din't go into detail with me..Just said that it showed that what X-rays showed..I haved moderated OA in all levels in my spine and in my hip, hands, and just found out I have L-4-L5 moderate herniation..I really don't thank he wanted to go into detail cause he knows how upset I get with new thangs that comes up with my body..So... (10 replies)
... I had several tests run recently and wonder what they all mean. My understanding is that I have a lot of inflammation, arthritis, but not sure which arthritis. My joints are painful and sometimes my bones just plain ache. I'm looking at going on methotrexate possibly but side effects are of concern.
Would appreciate anyone who can give an explanation of what all this... (1 replies)
... Hi Bethybug, I am 52 yrs.old. I have DDD, scolosis, arthritis of the spine. ... (7 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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... 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)
... Thanks! My ct scan said I had a bone spur, my xray said spinal lordosis and fusion of s1 l5, but the mri said nothing so that is what the drs are going with, the mri that says nothing, so I was just wanting to help myself out here and I thought maybe a possibility of osteoarthritis, but I guess not! Thanks for the info!:angel: (2 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)
... Do you have any discs issues along with this? Did they give you the name or diagnosis LUMBAR SPONDYLOSIS or anything? I have that and Cervical Spondylosis and I am 27. I had one disc that was degenerating when I was 24, and had my first back surgery then too, to remove a bulge on a disc. This year, I had neck pain and my back pain returned: I had Cervical Spondylosis... (10 replies)
... re too with bursitis in the shoulder after an injury. The main difference being is that none of my pain medications work very well, which is unusual. I've lost l5 lbs. because I don't feel like eating. When I eat, it's very little. I know that is a symptom. I feel confused. ... (16 replies)