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    Benjijross36 posted:
    Hi there, I would like some answer because my doctor is'nt telling me much i had a mri done in 2010 on my lower back and both hips,He said i have arthritis in them.I went and seen borgess spine doctor he did shots in my back and nothing helped.So i got a new doctor and she order a x-ray of my hip knees and shoulder and said there is no arthritis in but my left shoulder keeps popping in and out i want answers if i have arthritis are not because when i had surgery on my left shoulder 1996 for a mucsle repair he said i had arhtritis in my left shoulder an now my new doctor says i dont.I cant even walk far with out been in pain are even sit down or lay down with out being in pain can someone please answer me on this so i know what steps to take thanks Ben
    _swank_ responded:
    Your post is extremely confusing. I can't tell whether you're asking about your shoulder or back because your post goes back and forth. You make it sound like you're not able to walk because your shoulder is popping out. It doesn't make sense.

    At any rate, we can't tell you if you have arthritis or not. It doesn't really matter anyway because knowing the answer to that question isn't going to solve any problems. You need to tackle one problem at a time with your doctor so s/he can plan your treatment options.

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