I was diagnosed with hip osteo in 2001.
I had an ACDF with instrumentation & bone graft in 2006.
I have been on disability with my employer since April of 2009 and just received SSI due to my severe OA and other underlying medical conditions.
I have OA in every joint in my body-literally!
After sitting at a computer for more than 1 hour my neck pain becomes so unbearable that even after hot or cold applications, TENS, massage, pain gel, etc. I can only take a Vicoden and lie in bed for the rest of the day because the pain is so severe to my neck (mostly what I call the hump.)
If I am out walking (shopping) or standing on my feet for more than 1 to 1 1/2 hours both of my legs from my hips to my toes become so painful that I can't walk.
I am 50 years old.
I am currently taking Neurontin, Ibuprofen 800mg x 3, Vicoden prn and Percocet prn for extreme pain.
The worst part of OA is that it will never get better only worse.
Does anybody know why the progression of OA went from hip in 2001 to debillitating my entire body in 8 years?