... Hi Jo, Welcome to the boards!
THere are over 200 types of arthritis and many can affect people of all ages, unfortantely, even little children can be affected by some. I am 38 now but had had spondylosis (spinal OA) for probably at 4 yrs now (but who knows how long ago it could have started but it really started affecting me 4 yrs ago and I just had spine surgery last... (3 replies)
... I am a 49 year old female who has had a history of 2 cervical spinal fusions. I have degenerative disc disease with spinal stenosis, etc.
About 5 days ago, I woke up with my hand (left) swollen and so painful that I couldn't close my fingers to make a fist. When I tried, it was excruciating. The middle finger was the worst. The muscle that leads from the wrist to that... (0 replies)
Thanks for all the info-- it really helps to hear other people's stories. I'm so glad you have found relief.
The true stenosis pain--that cramping deep grabbing thing in the but & down back of thighs-- I only get that if I cough in the morning. That goes away as the day goes on. The other pain in in my right hip--I can't raise my right leg when I am sitting--it... (30 replies)
... c the stenosis is squeezing the spinal canal and blood vessels in there when you stand straight or try to bend backwards. ... (30 replies)
... Hi again,
I read something today that rang a bell about this thread. I was reading up on spine problems since I was just diagnosed with severe spinal stenosis & don't know what lies ahead. There was an article on disc replacement surgery & under contraindications were , you guessed it "autoimmune conditions". So I wonder if this is what applies to knee replacements, hip... (30 replies)
... Thanks for the info TexasMary. I really believe that the osteo-arthritis I was diagnosed with did indeed cause my spinal stenosis. My Neuro-Surgeon feels that surgery will not benefit me, so I am going with the epadural blocks. Hope they make me feel better. Take care. (2 replies)
... Yes, I believe so. I have osteo arthritis in my back which has caused lots of spurs and other strange looking formations. ... (2 replies)
... Does anyone know if the root cause of Spinal Stenosis can be Osteo Arthritis? ... (2 replies)
... Anyone out there have spinal stenosis? My mother has
this on top of having rheumatoid arthritis. I was wondering what kind of doctor can help? (2 replies)
... Hi ....I am 63 and have danced all of my life jazz, ballet etc.
and unfortunately the arthritis which is osteo has caught up
with me. I had my hip resurfaced this past year because the
joint literally had no cartilage left and was bone on bone...
repitive motion and age and a predisposition for osteoaethritis
But i do have it in my spine and have spondy and spinal ... (10 replies)
... and stenosis and had surgery. This surgery totally resolved my problem. ... (8 replies)
... I have ostoearthritis of the neck with bulging disks and mild stenosis and some arthritis of the spine, and lumbar stenosis. ... (22 replies)