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Spondylosis

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Comment from: Suzanne, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 13

I was diagnosed in 2013 with spondylosis, and I could not move from my floor, after sleeping in a wrong position the night before. I had to walk myself up using my wall. With movement symptoms lessened. Physical therapy helped a lot, and tramadol.

Comment from: Bexter, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 08

My spondylosis symptom is excruciating pain building up the longer I stand on a spot or sit at work, in my lower back, right buttock and to my knee on right side.

Comment from: Shahu, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 07

I have neck pain moving to my left shoulder right down to my fingers. I also have pain in my lower back. Spondylosis is very painful.

Comment from: Rajendra, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: April 11

I am 52 years old now. 4Fourmonths back I had severe pain in my left hand starting from thumb. In a few days it went up and up till neck and head (realized it was a particular nerve). It then diminished after 15 to 20 days. Now, same problem with right hand, wrist, shoulder, and neck. My family doctor diagnosed it as spondylosis.

Comment from: Doug M, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: April 07

I have had lower back pain for 30 years. I would have periods where it took a month or two to get better. I simply lived with spondylosis. I started taking large amounts of ibuprofen and it worked, but after years of this my Internist referred me to a spine center. I did the MRI and x-ray, which showed I had arthritis of the lower back. I had the steroid Injection. I was totally pain free for 2 years. It returned and I just had it done again. This time I also had hip and leg issues. After 5 days all pain is gone. My next step is to have nerve ablation, which will last longer, I am told. My daughter had L-5 issues after having twins. She had a discectomy and still has bad pain after a year. Try the injections first is my advice. It has certainly been a wonderful for me. My understanding is there is no forever procedure.

Comment from: Kennedy, 45-54 (Patient) Published: May 22

I have lumbar spondylosis, sciatica, lumbar spinal stenosis, benign prostatic hypertrophy, and headache.

Comment from: Ozzy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 16

In 2005, I had an accident at work. I was diagnosed with degenerate disc disease 16 years later. I have got spondylitis and it is affecting my neck, lower back and the middle of my back. I've never known pain like it before. I can't sleep and my life is a mess. Now the doctor has put me on diazepam because my back keeps spasming. Sometimes I wake up at night not being able to breathe. It is a scary experience, so some nights I don't even sleep.

Comment from: Shortie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 14

I have had neck, shoulder, both hips, and low back pain since 1997. I was told I had arthritis in both hips tendinitis in both shoulders and arthritis in my back. Finally I was referred to a spine doctor and he said I have spondylosis.

Comment from: 40 again, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 08

I had severe pain from spondylosis in either the right or left hip area to the point I could not walk or would limp to the point I could not work. I went to chiropractic treatment as I had trouble getting up and down, and back pain. I am a paratransit bus driver and normally very active, this really stopped me to the point I was in constant pain. I was sent to a back specialist and had a mid, bilateral block. Wow, I feel 100 percent better now. Later he will burn the nerves in this area for what should help me to be pain free. This procedure of the block was done 2 days ago.

Comment from: dr jawad, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: November 08

Pain in right shoulder moving towards the whole arm was the symptom of my spondylosis.

Comment from: Mares, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 29

My symptom of spondylosis was pain on my right side going down to the buttock. It felt like thousand needles stick me every time I move. I almost can't walk.

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