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Monkey, do you think he is talking about your facet joints? Remember you and I both have the transitional verterbrae? It is very likely you could have the same thing I did. When they opened me up they found the facet joint totally arthritic bone on bone and inflammed. I hope and pray for you that they are on to something here.

My discs are fine, no real damage there but I still had fusion due to the facet joint. I do believe they cleaned that all out of there. The facet is in the back of the discs.

Technically osteoarthritis only stands for bone-arthritis, not a real technical term that you are looking for. The arthritis meds didnt work for me even though I had that facet joint problem, so dont get discouraged if they dont help, but I hope that they do!

The nerve pain may not be resolved until they come up with the answer. I forget, have you tried the lyrica? neurontin?

Thank GOD they got you referred to University, its about time! Remember, keep on these guys about your transitional vertebra. I really think that has something to do with it. My doc was very curious about going in there to look around at the transitional stuff and my facet arthritis did not really show on xray or mri, so dont be discourage by that either.

I will be thinking of you and hoping for quick answers!

Jen
[QUOTE=ihavtwins;3464278]Monkey, do you think he is talking about your facet joints? Remember you and I both have the transitional verterbrae? It is very likely you could have the same thing I did. When they opened me up they found the facet joint totally arthritic bone on bone and inflammed. I hope and pray for you that they are on to something here.

My discs are fine, no real damage there but I still had fusion due to the facet joint. I do believe they cleaned that all out of there. The facet is in the back of the discs.

Technically osteoarthritis only stands for bone-arthritis, not a real technical term that you are looking for. The arthritis meds didnt work for me even though I had that facet joint problem, so dont get discouraged if they dont help, but I hope that they do!

The nerve pain may not be resolved until they come up with the answer. I forget, have you tried the lyrica? neurontin?

Thank GOD they got you referred to University, its about time! Remember, keep on these guys about your transitional vertebra. I really think that has something to do with it. My doc was very curious about going in there to look around at the transitional stuff and my facet arthritis did not really show on xray or mri, so dont be discourage by that either.

I will be thinking of you and hoping for quick answers!

Jen
Jen, i was running across a few old post while i have a minute.! With this transitional vertabrea, i forgot did you find out it was causing nerve pain numbness ect? I forgot if you have had those issues as well and i believe you did as if i remember right you had surgery? I skimmed through a few articles and i am confused as if this can or cannot cause theses issues as some states it can and can't and depends!!I hope things are better for you?
Love, Monkey