FAQ - Hyperostosis, Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal
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What kind of doctor treats Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH)?

I am uninsured and need to find a doctor that can help me with this condition. According to my radiologist reports I have this from my neck down to my lower back and my natural curved spine is now straight as an arrow. I have pain and stiffness all the time and it is giving me some immobility. So what doctor specialty do I look for?

An orthapedic surgon.

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Who would you go see about treating Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis? AKA DISH DISEASE?

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Difuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis?

What is diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)?

DISH is characterized by excessive bone growth along the sides of the vertebrae of the spine
It also involves inflammation and bone growth where tendons and ligaments attach to bone, such as at the elbow, knee and the heel of the foot.
Bone spurs are common among people with DISH

DISH (sometimes called Forestier’s disease) is considered a form of degenerative arthritis and is characterized by excessive bone growth along the sides of the vertebrae of the spine. It is also associated with inflammation and calcification (bone growth) at other areas of the body where tendons and ligaments attach to bone, such as at the elbow, knee and the heel of the foot. These can lead to bone spurs. Heel spurs, for example, are common among people with DISH.

How common is DISH?

DISH is very common, affecting between six and 12 percent of North Americans.
It rarely occurs among people younger than 50.
It affects more men than women.

DISH is thought to be the second most common form of arthritis after osteoarthritis. It affects between six and 12 percent of North Americans, almost always occurring among people older than 50. Unlike most types of arthritis, DISH occurs more often among men (65%) than women (35 %), and affects 28 percent of men over the age of 80.  (+ info)

diffiuse idiophatic skeletal hyperostosis?

can the person have massage for this problem

Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is a condition characterised by calcification and ossification of soft tissues, mainly ligaments and enthesis.

Massage might work as therapeutic option to alleviate pain and stiffness.  (+ info)

Does anyone know of DISH, dissipated idiopathic skeletal hyperostotis. I have been diagnosed; no cure.?

Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH), a degenerative type of arthritis with calcification along the sides of the vertebrae.

Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis causes stiffness in your upper back and may also affect the neck and lower back.
Some people experience diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis beyond the spine. It can also affect tendons and ligaments in the heels, ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, elbows and hands.

People with DISH are at risk of certain complications, such as:

-Disability. Loss of range of motion in the affected joint can make it difficult to use that joint. For instance, diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis in your shoulder can make it difficult and painful to use your arm.
-Difficulty swallowing. Bone spurs associated with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis in the neck can put pressure on your esophagus, making it difficult to swallow. The pressure from bone spurs can also cause a hoarse voice or difficulty breathing while you're asleep. In rare circumstances this can become serious and may require surgery to remove the bone spurs.
-Paralysis. DISH that affects the ligament running up the outside of your spine can put pressure on your spinal cord. Spinal cord compression may result in a loss of feeling and paralysis.

No cure exists for diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosisand in many cases, treatment may not be necessary, although your doctor may recommend treatments to control pain and maintain range of motion in your affected joints. Physical therapy is an option.

Try these self-care measures:

-Exercise regularly. Regular aerobic exercise, such as walking or swimming, can increase your endurance, keep your body more nimble and help you cope with DISH.
-Apply heat. Use a heating pad on areas of your body that are affected by DISH to reduce pain. Set the heating pad at a low setting so that it's warm, not hot.  (+ info)

What are some treatments for severe Idiopathic craniofacial erythema?

I think i have severe Idiopathic craniofacial erythema because my face goes red whenever someone even says my name. School it is most common and im getting tired of being scared to go to school fearing by face will turn red and it gets worse when everyone notices. I feel like im on fire and then i can't concentrate on school work, or ask questions or comment so my face goes red so i dont get very good "participation" marks. Please help me.

According to experiencefestival.com, "A number of treatments are available. The most successful non-invasive procedure is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), which attempts to alleviate the anxiety felt by sufferers.

"In extreme cases a surgical procedure known as Endoscopic Transthoracic Sympathicotomy (ETS) is available. Pioneered by surgeons in Sweden, this procedure has recently become increasingly controversial due to its many potential adverse effects. Patients who have undergone the procedure frequently complain of compensatory sweating and fatigue. ETS is now normally only considered in extreme cases where other treatments have been ineffective."

I checked out Wikipedia.org for the definition of Endoscopic Transthoracic Sympathicotomy, and it says that, "Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) is a surgical procedure where certain portions of the sympathetic nerve trunk are destroyed. ETS is used to treat hyperhidrosis, facial blushing, Raynaud's disease and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. By far the most common complaint treated with ETS is palmar hyperhidrosis, or "sweaty palms". In this disorder, the palms may constantly shed so much sweat that the affected person is unable to handle paper, sign documents, keep clothes dry, or shake hands. The result is often social phobia so severe as to be disabling.

Sympathectomy refers to the destruction of tissue anywhere in either of the two sympathetic trunks, long chains of nerve ganglia lying along either side of the spine. Each trunk is broadly divided into three regions: cervical (up by the neck), thoracic (in the chest) and lumbar (in the lower back). The most common area targeted in sympathectomy is the upper thoracic region, that part of the sympathetic chain lying between the first and fifth thoracic vertebrae."

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How to diffuse hair with a diffuser attachment?

How do you diffuse hair to make it curly? What is a good brand of mousse?

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I think it may be helful to know what diffuse mean ,and I belive that may be helpful in understanding  (+ info)

What disease are related to the skeletal or muscular system of the body?

Use an internet source to provide some information about a disease related to the skeletal or muscular system of the body.
Answer the following questions:
1. What is the disease and what effects does it have on a patient.
2. What is the prognosis?
3. What can be done to cure or treat symptoms of the disease? (example: medications, therapy, amputation--yikes!)

Check out DMD
1. Problem: defective gene resulting in abnormality of the muscle cell membrane scaffolding protein dystrophin. Result progressive muscle wasting and weakness...to the point of wheel chair confinement and eventually to the point where your respiratory muscles aren't strong enough to breath
2. There's no cure. Death by their 20's
3. No meds. rehab therapy, light exercise to promote strength and stamina. Will need a wheel chair. May need surgeries to prevent permanent contraction of the tendons (contractures). May need ventilatory support

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What is diffuse erythema plus and diffuse gastritis?

I have an endoscopy result with following results
diffuse erythema+ and final impression says diffuse gastritis.
Can anybody explain what does they mean?

Diffuse means scattered and erythema is redness. Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach lining. You have redness and inflammation in your stomach, spread around rather than in just one place. With this result your doctor should be able to prescribe medicine to help.  (+ info)

What is Mild diffuse spondylitic changes of the Thoracic Spine?

I recently had spinal x-rays taken, and was wondering what the report means.
Is the diffuse spondylitic changes permanent, are they fixable with conservative treatment, or even with surgery?

The results mean that there is mild inflammation in your vertebrae at various places throughout the chest region of your spine. Spondylitic changes at first appear as swelling, and it is entirely reversible at early stages if it is not caused by rheumatoid arthritis. If the problems persist for years, inflammation eventually causes calcium deposits (bone spurs) to form between the vertebrae and this generally requires surgery. When its caused by rheumatoid arthritis, the problem is more difficult to control.

Stretching exercises and antiinflammatory drugs might be all you need at this point. Ask the doc to write up an order for a few visits with a physical therapist to teach you exercises to stop this problem from progressing.  (+ info)

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