Iv recently been diagnosed with mild osteoarthritis iv had back problems since I was 13 but I'm 30 now n just been diagnosed I don't understand my MRI results & I'm in agony at night I'm fine in the day but I dread night times I take tramadol but it doesn't seem to help at night I'm having broken sleep n constantly changing sides I get stuck I also feel like I need to stretch all the time when I do I crack and I can't seem to relax my muscles either ****************************
Nobody on the site is medically qualified so is not permitted to advise you on your MRI findings
The following key words can always be applied
MILD Treated with conservative measures such as Physical Therapy and mild medications. Many times these situations can be cleared up and the condition can be resolved.
MODERATE Some more treatments may be needed, ie Spinal Injections, Ultra sound and stronger medications. Always a possibility of more aggressive treatment if the conservative measures don't help
SEVERE Need for stronger medications. The requirement for surgery may be necessary
You might fine this link helpful there is a lot of information about arthritis on the website.http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/arthritis
Liz, Spine-health Moderator