I have some kind of severe Inflammatory arthritis. I don't think it is what I have read about
researching specifically Inflammatory arthritis. Doc who replaced my shoulder was surprised at the inflammation. In the joint and said it is not RA. It not just OA. Had 3 knee replacements, 5 C Spine fusions. Elbow Cleaned out, foot joint fused and screwed together.
My spine is a mess of degeneration, discs and vertebra, facet joints, etc. Is there some sort of surgery to help this? I live in a tiny New England town and don't really trust the medical care too much here. I have tried PT, core strengthen ing, facet joint injections, pain meds, heat, anti-inflammatories. They want to do more injections but they haven't helped ini the past.
Hope someone has an idea, am 61 yrs old, somewhat overweight, I feel like an 81 yr old and am spending my life in bed. Cold climate is killing me.
THANK YOU! Janey
Post Edited (JaneyC) : 4/4/2013 2:03:51 PM (GMT-6)