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Having spells of falling without warning. Have herniated discs on neck, degenerative bone disease. Remedy ?

I have been havings pells of falling without any warning, I fell asleep Tues., with my head resting in my hands I& both areas of my head are still numb there. I have 4 herniated/rupture discs ih my left side of my neck & my head is always hurting. I am also om Valtrex 1daily, & I havw 1 refikk of Lay pain-management doc has me on Dilaudid , Mobic & Celex ( the Dilaudid being 4 mgs, up to 6 hours a day The mobic is 3 times a day & the Celexa is 1 in the morning...I also take 1 Valaregra daily & have 1 refill of Lamisil, whcih the foot doc is only keeping me on for 3 months at a time, due to my kidneys. I have been diagnosed with Degenerative Bone Disease in 1995, had a hysterectomy in 2oo2 due to cancer, had Carpel Tunnel surgery in 2000 & 2002 on both wrists. Since then, I have been diagnosed with Osteoporosis , Osteoarthritis I have arthritis everywhere, & a year ago Feb, 2011, was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis . I have had numerous bladder infections, & get a B-12 shot monthly, & was due this Mon. at 10;10am, but got ahold of my doctor s nurse, & she nurse, & he wants to run some blood work, another urinalasis, & hopefully have an MRI or a CAT scan done on my head. I am only 50 years old & do not drink, so my biggest concern is this sudden loss of balance I have been having.
Asked On : Tue, 31 Jul 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response

I have studied your case and reports with diligence.

As per your history there is severe degenerative changes in whole spine with disc space reduction.
At old there can be degenerative wear of bones, muscles, ligament and facet joint arthritis, due to deficiency of calcium, vitamin D, VIT supplements of these nutrients can relieve pain.
Check your bone strength with DEXA SCAN and you can start medication according to level of osteoporosis,
And also check your vit B12 and vit D3 level.

I will advise you to do regular physiotherapy and exercises as my patients find much relief by these therapies.
You may consult physiotherapist for guidance. He may start TENS, or ultrasound which is helpful in your case you need to take diet rich in calcium and vitamin D.
RA leads to early degeneration and osteoporosis,
You need MRI spine and Brain for further details.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.
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