Category Archives: Joint Problems

Diagnosis and Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Investigations and Management of Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) Q: My son broke his L5 vertebra two years ago and has been suffering chronic debilitating pain ever since. Many specialists including spine consultant, neurologist and orthopedic surgeons saw but of no avail. Pain management specialist did an epidural steroid injection and he could barely make it home. […]

Pain in Extremities With Rash and Eosinophilia H/O Alcoholism

Pain in Extremities With Rash and Eosinophilia H/O Alcoholism Q; I’m inquiring about my mother’s medical issues. She is 56 years old. She had struggled with alcoholism recently, and was hospitalized a few times from complications. She has been sober for approximately 8-9 months. The doctors said that her liver and blood tests show that […]

Cervical Spondylosis

Cervical Spondylosis It’s a disorder that results from abnormal growth of the bones of the neck (cervical vertebrae) and degeneration and mineral deposits in the cushions between the vertebrae (cervical disks). Cervical spondylosis results from chronic degeneration (wear and tear) of the cervical spine. These accumulated changes from degeneration can gradually compress one or more […]

Joint Pain in Hands

Joint Pain in Hands Pain in various joints of the hand may be due to different reasons. One possibility is rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which is an autoimmune disorder affecting various joints, especially hand joints. This disease is an inflammatory response of the body against its own self. The synovial lining of the joint gets affected, […]