| | Osteo question-have it in entire spine but....
So I have known for almost 15 yrs that I have osteo throughout my entire spine, and back then each Dr said Wow, you have the spine of an elderly person back then. Well, for apx past 5 years I have slowly developed what I think is osteo in my hands, finger joints, feet, toe joints. It's worse upon waking up, depending on weather horrible some days. I am wondering this: is there any point in going to get xrays for true diagnosis? I mean, my pain meds help, and when I work, I have minimum to no pain as I typed for 8 hours a day. I just had a spinal fusion, and my finger, hand foot pain was gone until past two days, now It's back. Just wondering why it was "gone" post op apx 7 weeks? All the anesthesia, post op meds maybe? Also, does osteo travel as you age? Should I expect it.to eventually get my knees and elbows? Just curious. I know I got it from my mom and her mom, but they just Got.it with natural age. Dr has no idea why I got it in my late 20's/early 30's. Thanks for all advice. Oh, prior to my fusion I took Mobic for arthritis, but had to stop it and.take.tylenol #3 pre op, and Now am on Tramadol and Valium post op.
Double tlift fusion L4/L5&L5/S1
July 17, 2012