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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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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.

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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)

Porotic hyperostosis disease ?

Can anyone take a research about this disease on skeletal system ... Wonder if it's genetic , and how is it hinherited ... What are the symptoms and progression of the disease ? This is really hard to find so if you can find it then I'll give you the best answer right away !


This is a rare disease is generally a consequence of sickle cell anemia (rare) or thalassemia or other anemia (especially iron deficient ones). No one really knows if it's genetic or as a consequence of nutritional deficiency as proposed by some physical anthropologists. The basics is that the skull (can happen in other bones) becomes spongy in the marrow. This causes the outside of the bone to become thin and frail. The consequence of progression is not really known or understood, but I imagine that the consequences are the same as for people with osteoporosis such as easy fractures...like I said this is a very rare and mostly a disease studied by anthropologists not physicians...sorry I couldn't be more help.

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For one of my relatives. She has fibrous displasia, what is the best treatment and where in the UK?

After they taken multiple coronal cuts the Para nasal sinuses without I.V. contrast, revealed that:
1-The left superior orbital ridge appears distended with evidence of hyperostosis which extends to left compartment of the frontal sinus, otherwise the rest scanned paranasal sinuses are clear.
2-Both osteomeatal complexes are patent.
3-Mild hypertrophy of the left middle and inferior nasal turbinates.
4-Minimal rights ward deviated nasal septum

Difficult to answer without more info, such as:

- how old is she?
- what are her symptoms?
- does she have any associated conditions?

The description of the CT (or MRI?) doesn't sound too serious - if it isn't causing any ugly deformity, it probably doesn't need any treatment at all. It's a benign condition, and often stops growing in adulthood.

On the other hand, if she's still a child it may continue to grow. Surgery is occasionally needed, although the fibrous dysplasia can grow back after surgery. There are craniofacial surgery centres in Great Ormond Street, Oxford, Birmingham and probably a few other centres; or a maxillofacial surgeon may be able to do the job (if any job is needed).

Occasionally fibrous dysplasia is associated with hormonal conditions, such as hyperthyroidism, early puberty or (particularly in girls) McCune-Albright syndrome. Has she been checked out for these?  (+ info)

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