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  • 26 days ago

    Cervical Spine MRI Results

    Background: Severe neck pain, numbness in arms and hands, I get what I call neck headaches. I've already had back fusion 360 surgery (in 2010). Seeing a surgeon soon, would like to know if I should be concerned? MRI Results Findings: There is straightening of the normal cervical lordois, which may be seen with positioning or muscle spasm. Modic Type I and Type II endplate changes at C4-C5.  C2-3: No significant findings. C3-4: Disc desiccation with severe disc narrowing. Moderate uncovertebral....
  • 1 month ago

    why won't my health insurance pay for the shot's i need in my knees? i do get cortazone shot's every month. they don't help at all. the other injection my doctor want's to give me is sopose to last 6 months .

    if my doctor will explain to them why i need the shot's they will consider paying for them. how can i convince my doctor to explain to them why i need the shots? i've ask him 3 times to put a referal into them for me 'all he's say's is ( they know why i need the shot's)
  • Basel Joint Surgery

    I'm 69 years old and am facing basel joint surgery. It's my right hand. I'm a musician and writer, live alone, with no support system. I'm very concerned about recovery time and the impact to my right hand. I take Arthozene which is a supplement that has improved the pain in my hand. At this point in my life, after numerous surgeries....my intuition is screaming not to do it. I have no one to help me. I've had 4 surgeries for 3 knee replacements and I did that on my own...but....
  • 1 month ago

    RA Factor off the charts

    My RA Factor is now 1605. It was 1305 in 2015, 1390 in 2017, and now 1605! It scares me to see it going even higher. I've been taking Enbrel injections for years and wonder if I should try something else. My rheumatologist keeps telling me its time to quit work and rest. Any advice or suggestions out there?
  • 1 month ago

    Up coming hip replacement

    By the grace of the good Lord, early retirement, I'll be turning 46 next week (near fatal motorcycle accident 3 years ago; another driver pulled out in front of me). After 38 years of leg pain (adolescent hip dislocation; pinned), decided to have my hip replaced. Excited to say the least, finally going to get it done. Since the near fatal accident, I'm also dealing with PTSD & other mental disorders; I isolate myself in my home. My anxiety by having to leave the security of my home is....
  • 1 month ago

    Exercising with osteoarthritis

    I saw an orthopedist because of pain and swelling in both knees 2 years ago. He said I need total knee replacements. I am 75 and do not want to undergo surgery so I curtailed hiking and aerobics which had been causing pain, I lost some weight and ate more foods recommended by the Arthritis Org. I have been able to manage the pain but worry that I am too sedentary and may be setting myself up for other health problems. I have started riding a stationary bike, working up to 30 minutes a day but wonder....
  • 1 month ago

    OA night Pain

    I'm 45 and have been dealing with OA for about 25/30 years...yes it started when I was about 15 because of osteochondritis dissecans. After years of degrading knees, I'm finally at the point where I have not slept through the night in 3 weeks. I can deal with the pain during the day and during exercise but the nigh time pain and sleeplessness are starting to take its toll. I wake up several times at night with shooting nerve pain from my knee down to my ankle. After trying many different....
  • 1 month ago

    MRI results for neck

    Multilevel disc bulging and protrusion as described, however there is no significant cord deformity noted. Potentially significan foraminal stenosis at several levels, most notably on the right C4-C5, on left at C5-C6 and left on C6-C7
  • 2 months ago

    Arthritis and ribs

    Can Arthritis affect the rib cage? I’ve broken a few ribs and now I have pain? What helps because when I move it really is painful?
  • 2 months ago

    Osteoarthritis-back pain

    I was wondering if anyone has taken risedronate sodium. I took one boniva, too many problems, now I'm on this sodium once a week. The other day I was vacuuming and I guess I turned wrong and got this pain in my back and it radiated down my leg and felt like needles in my leg. Has anyone had back pain with this medicine? Maybe I should stop taking it. Only been on it for four weeks so far. Thank you!