on fri my gp (i live in the uk) told me i have osteoarthritis of L4/L5 and he gave me naproxen 500mg to be taken morn and night. i also have ddd and spondylolisthesis l5s1, and scheuermann's type changes at thoraco-lumbar junction. I was in shock as hospital has not mentioned it ? i rang arthritis helpline and he said ddd is the same as osteoarthritis!!!!! is this right ? i know some of the words my hosp uses do not mean the same as wording on this site. im confused, is this the same thing or have i got something else going on ?
also take dihydrocodeine 2 three times a day, amitriptyline 50mg 2 at night and now naproxen, the pain is still the same, but i seem to be ok taking naproxen although ive never been able to tolerate other nsaids.
feel very low as im not sure whats going on.
doc never gave me any info just said carry on as i am, should i be reffered to arthritis consultant ?
just feels like docs dont care, i have looked ddd up and osteoarthritis on this site, maybe i am thick but looked like different things to me #o