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Spinal Conditions and Arthritis

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  • Hi Sandra
    I have not got over to the other Forums yet but will do for sure since two of those are some of my "stalkers". So much super information it just takes time to go over all of it and like here I know I will find some stuff to help me plus maybe I can help others :).
    Thanks for letting us know Sherri

  • itsautonomicitsautonomic LouisianaPosts: 2,561

    I have arthritis from a life of sport injuries, some misdiagnosed injuries that caused compensation for to long and just getting older.  It can be a very confusing diagnosis because my herniation's and an annular tear have been called DDD or wear and tear by doctors in past.  What constitutes wear and tear vs injury damage?  Are an accumulation of mini-injuries leading to arthritis the same as a big injury that leads to that same arthritis ? Can be a confusing subject.

    Do your due dilegence, trust you know your body and question everything if it does not fit. Advocate for yourself and you will be suprised what will be revealed trusting your body and instinct.
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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,522


    No question about Arthritis being a confusing subject.  Especially when there are major , major differences between Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

    The classic OA is generally a situation when the cartilage wears down and you have a bone on bone situation.  But like you say, is that a result of

    • Old Age (wear and tear)
    • Sports Injuries  (wear and tear for a different reason than old age)
    • Spinal Surgeries  (just one of the by products of spinal surgery)

    I luck out, because my can be contributed to all 3.  

    For all members

    I strong suggest that everyone take a look at both Arthritis-Health and Sports-Health forums.  (You can easily access that from clicking on the links at the top of the left side of the page)   You will have to register there for a member names.  It can be the same and use the same password as you do on Spine-Health

    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
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