Re: severe osteoarthritis of spine
I know my gp says that it's severe in the spine c5/6 c6/7 area. Both of my Dr's are pleased that I am finally having surgery, they were very concerned/worried that I was waiting so long to have it. The pain is basically in the spinal area between upper shoulder blades, fingers(bad - left side more), hips(bad), knees(so-so), ankles(bad). Sometimes when I step on my feet the bottom of my feet hurt like I'm stepping on rocks. The wrists doesn't hurt but sometimes the elbows do and I get quick stabbing pains in forearms bottome side more so towards the elbows and in the back of my calves also. So, I'm not sure what is the OA and what could be the spinal cord compression.
Not that I don't like you guys but being a member of the acdf club is enough for me. I have 4 sisters - I think my sister that passed 4 yrs ago had Arthritis and I know that 2 others for sure have OA, 1 sister as well as I were in car accidents almost 11 yrs ago within months of each other which we were both rear-ended at a red lights. In mine i was pushed through the intersection and hit the steering wheel with the bridge of my nose and then my head went flying back into the seat. so i'm sure all of this stuff stems from that. I was being seen by a Dr. but the company I was working switched insurances so I was without medical for about a month so there was a pause in between Dr visits which hurt my case. My daughter or i didn't receive much of a settlement. Some lady that I worked with at the time said to watch myself cause I'll feel it in ten years and boy was she right. So warning to anyone who reads this make sure to keep up on dr visits and don't miss any and report every symptom you have no matter how big or little it is.......