... I am a 47yo female and have had back pain for the last 10 years. I always thought it was due to the work I did in my 20's and possibly the fact that I gave birth to 7 children. ... (0 replies)
... I cannot stand or sit or walk for few minutes at a time, the pain get so bad that I have to sit and keep rubbing my lower back until it eases. ... (4 replies)
... had the same symptoms as you mentioned, plus a few more. My degenerative disc disease is aggressive and is the cause of my symptoms. The rf ablation to my lower back and neck have been very helpful. ... (4 replies)
... Usually there are other issues that go along with facet arthritis, such as stenosis or a herniated disc, etc. With severe facet joint disease the joint itself enlarges. This may put pressure on an adjoining nerve. ... (4 replies)
... Hi Teg01
Thanks very much for letting me know. I hope you are feeling better.
How much of improvement did you have after the Rhizotomy? How much longer can you stand and sit?
How often do you have the rhizotomy?
Thanks very much (4 replies)
... Thanks very much Teteri66 for the info. My MRI doesnt show stenosis, but shows a mild disc tear. I have been to many surgeons...all say I dont need an op.
Wanted to know if you also have the same symptoms as mine and if you had the rhizotomy/ Radio frequency ablation done? My main problem is i cannot stand for long or sit.
Many thanks (4 replies)
... I recently became active after a 4 year break from not being able to work out because of my arthritis. About 1 month ago I thought I pulled a muscle in my lower back but the pain never went away. ... (0 replies)
... Open MRI examination of the lumbar spine without intravenous contrast shows mild levoscoliosis. Diffuse degenerative arthritis is seen with diffuse narrowing of the intervertebral disk spaces and spondylosis. ... (1 replies)
... Since I have weaned of the pred I have suffered severe poly arthritis. A bone scan showed it in virtually every joint. ... (3 replies)
... My stenosis diagnosis came after having a lumbo-sacral MRI. My MRI showed several levels of central canal stenosis due to: osteophytes (bone overgrowth), thickening and buckling of a spine ligament (it buckled into spinal canal plus was overly thick, which also contributes to compression); as well as severel disk herniations. When I had surgery, they also found several levels... (18 replies)
... Sorry no one replied to your post. Arthritis in general is just that ....arthritis, which usuallyis referred to as Osteoarthritis.....Rheumatology Drs treats Arthritis. ... (1 replies)
... I have severe back pain. ... (3 replies)
... I have been in so much pain since 2003..well not that severe back then but enough that it motivated me to seek help and I have been diagnosed with everything under the sun from Lupus to polymyalgia rheumatica! ... (1 replies)
... I am a 37 year old female sufferring severe back pain most of the time. ... (9 replies)
... Do you have arthritis? If so what form
many drugs talked about here are called dmards = disease modifying anti rheumatic drugs such as methotrexate, arava imuran
then there are the anti tnf/biologics such as enebrel humira remicade
then the classic nsaid's
ibruofen, difene/voltrol/diclofenic, naproysn. Arcoxia, celebrex
people do take painkillers but most can... (6 replies)
... I have severe back pain, I've had ct, mri and xray. So far no luck finding out what is causing this pain. I am young 27, but I had a hysterectomy 3 yrs ago and have been on hrt. ... (2 replies)
... I am with Barbie, I have severe RA and DDD along with having a cervical fusion 7 years ago. ... (6 replies)
... weather, I will be one hurtin' puppy! I have this heating pad type thing that straps into my computer chair, covers the entire back and seat of the chair. I put that on. ... (13 replies)
... As far as the arthritis itself here's some basic information. Also has your doctor indicated which type you actually have? ... (1 replies)
... Psoriatic arthritis is very real. ... (18 replies)