Orthopaedics Q&A: What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Dr. Sreedhar Archik has an M.Sc. in Orthopaedics from Oxford University.

He practises at Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai and specialises in joint replacement surgeries using computer navigation system. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every fortnight.

This week’s answers:
1. is my mri report, CERVICAL SPINE 1. upper cervical 1V  C1,C2,C3,C4)early discs dessication. 2.c5-c6,posterocentral focal discs protrusion intending the ventral thecal sac.neural foramina are capacious.
3.mild cervical disc dessication changes with mild diffuse posterior
disc bulges at c5-c6level intending thecal sac and right neural
foraminal narrowing.
4.no significant canal narrowing/exciting nerve root compression at this level.
DORSAL SPINE

1.D3-D4 reduced disc height with dessication,d9 focal flaval hypertrophy intending the posterior thecal sac.

LUMBAR SPINE.
1.L5 SACRALIZATION.MILD POSTERIOR DISC BULGES AT L4-L5AND L5-S1 LEVELS.

SIR,
in my age 16 i had in evening time i got all joint pains.including headache with memory problems.with stiffness of neck numbness of hands  and foot .now my age is 28.wheather this is an fybromylagia,or
degenerative disc disease or any other..please help me to solve this problem.there is no deformation in my joints.all my blood tests are normal.ANA ,ELISA HB,RA,WHLOE BODY SCAN,VITAMIN
D,B12,CRP,CBC,LYMPHOCYTES. HLAB27,

Thanks

This looks more like fibromyalgia. You should get a test called MMPI from a clinical psychologist who will nail the diagnosis for you.

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