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Can Humira worsen a degenerative spinal disease?

A: Humira (adalimumab) (www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/humira) reduces tumor necrosis factor alpha in the body. This is a substance that causes inflammation in arthritis and Crohn...


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pregnancy in spinal disease?

A: Gosh I sorry to hear about Ur pain & understand about wanting to conceive. I hate to tell U this. 1st let me tell U this. I suffer from degenerative spinal disease. All of my disc R ruptured. With that being said, it will hurt Ur back bad. Check with Ur doctor. But from experience I know U don't want to hurt more. I wish U luck & hope this gives U something to think about. '' I suffer from degenerative spinal disease...
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  i have had 5 hear attacks. i am now taking 5.7/500 lortab, there not working forme. how do i ask my doctor for somethingstronger that works for my pain . ihave acute degeneratve spinal disease,along with shoulder& hip pain. i don,twant himto think bad o

A: Hi,Considering your medical history it is very important that you do not neglect your symptoms. Pain can lead tostress and anxiety and precipitate a heart attack. You need to see a bone and joint specialist. You would needa bone densitometry, xrays, blood tests for calcium, vitamin D levels etc. After the relevant investigationsyou would surely be prescribed appropriate medications. Till then you can take pain relief medications, applylocal pain relief gel medications. Take calcium and vitamin D supplements. It would be best to start physicaltherapy. Try some hot fomentation or warm compresses, gentle exercises and massage. Regards....


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spinal disease question?

A: Ankylosing spondylitis Multiple Sclerosis...


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chronic pain since (spinal disease), (2) total knee replace.(7) surgeries on back (failed)

A: I''m not sure I understand what you mean by the ''process'' to find out if pot/THC could help with your pain.  If you''re in a state that has legalized marijuana for medical use, talk with your doctor and see if he will give you a prescription to try it.  If you''re not in a state where it is legal, you could always ask your doctor about the medications that are basically synthetic THC, like Marinol or Cesamet.    If your question has to do with trying the pot/THC while using the pain pump, I''d suggest asking in our forum.  We have a thread dedicated to questions related to intrathecal pain pumps and they''re more likely to be able to help you.  There are a lot of pages already there.  Just go to the last page and post your question.  Here''s a...


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What is a spinal Cord Injury?

A: A spinal cord injury is an injury which affects the spinal cord, a key part of the central nervous system. In the wake of an injury to the spinal cord, a patient will experience disabilities below the level of the injury. spinal cord injuries vary widely in severity, which makes proper diagnosis very important to ensure that a patient receives the correct level of care. Because such injuries are a major concern for people who have been in traumatic accidents, training about spinal cord injuries is provided to many first responders so that they do not inadvertently cause someone additional harm when they respond to an accident. The spinal cord...
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Pain - Anyone have spinal stenosis surgery?

A: 4 Aug 2011 I have had surgery for spinal stenosis, & need it again, but can''t due to the fact that my bones will not hold the screws necessary for the plates to be attached. It is not something to be taken lightly at all. Some neurosurgeons jump right in & want to do surgery, & some don''t. A lot depends on where it is, her general condition, her pain tolerance, what nerves are involved, & so on. A MRI would be the best tool to find out for sure if she does indeed have a spinal stenosis, which is a narrowing of the spinal canal, & whether surgery would do a correction for it... Votes:+3CommentVote upReport nyra417 4 Aug 2011thank u SOOOO much for ur reply. I know nothing about this condition but...


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Lyme disease -- Arthritis - does anyone have Chronic Lyme arthritis?

A: 22 Aug 2011 Hi Juniebird2, My sister in law has lyme disease and fibro. I do believe their is a coorlation between the two. I suggested she try a special all natural supplement that I have been taking for my Fibro. It helped her tremendously. Please friend me if your interested. God Bless, Reedeli Votes:+0CommentVote upReport theels25 Oct 2011 I had & was treated for lyme. After the long treatment my " head fog " cleared up greatly. I later tested high for RA, my Dr. says I have Fibromyalgia. I am now on disability, she keeps giving me more medicine, stronger medicine. My RA test keep going up. I take ADD medicine and THAT keeps my head clear. I have never heard of lyme arthritis. I would like to talk more about our systems to compare. I don''t know...


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What Are the Different Types of spinal Cord disease?

A: The spinal cord is essential in relaying chemical impulses to and from the brain, controlling reflexes, and sensing pain. Individuals who are diagnosed with spinal cord disease often have significant problems controlling muscle movement, seeing, and speaking, and some patients suffer from partial or complete paralysis. Most cases of spinal cord disease are directly related to spinal column injuries, though symptoms may also develop as a result of genetically inherited conditions. spinal cord problems may result from such neurological and demyelinating disorders as multiple sclerosis, transverse myelitis, and cancer....
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Degenerative disc disease & congential spinal stenosis...

A: Marilyn, I will break the report down for you section by section, my comments in caps: A1 T5-T6, there is small left paracentral disc herniation present.  No spinal stenosis.  SMALL DISC HERNIATION AT T5/T6 T7-T8  Small left paracentral disc herniation.  No spinal stenosis SMALL HERNIATION AT THIS LEVEL At levels T9-T10, T10-T11 and T11-T12 ---- Minimal disc bulges MINOR BULGES AT THESE LEVELS Impression: Two small thoracic spine disc herniations at T5-T6 and T7-T8 SMALL BULGES AT THESE LEVELS Also minimal disc bulges.   T9, T10, T11, & T12 No spinal stenosis     SMALL HERNIATIONS AT THESE LEVELS MRI of my LUMBAR SPINE The axial images begin at...


 
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