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arthritis what is considered moderate and severe

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emmanuel Quaye
30 years experience Family Medicine
Try alternative med.: I'm an internist, and also practice functional medicine, so my answer will reflect both practices. "moderate/severe arthritis, " and "significant amou ... Read More
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Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
38 years experience Pain Management
Knee pain: Talk to your doctor about referral to an orthopedic surgeon for injection of synvisc (hylan g-f 20) or some similar agent which can help for a few mon ... Read More
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A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Everyone's different: One should not over-flex, over-extend, nor over-rotate joints that have damage, so it's a good idea to avoid the yoga positions that do those undesire ... Read More
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Dr. Hallie Robbins
30 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Science of Yoga: Yoga practice is being re-evaluated as to safety and appropriateness for people with health condition histories. Make sure your teacher is trained to ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Chang
20 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
YES: Use your body as a guide, avoid positions that aggravate pain.
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A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kamlesh Desai
22 years experience Family Medicine
Neither: Focus on decreasing stress in life - usual cause of upper back /neck pain besides arthritis.
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Dr. Haleh Agdassi
25 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Multi focus: Moderate to severe neck arthritis can cause referred pain and spasms to the upper back muscles. Massage therapy can be helpful in reducing pain. In or ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: If you have not tried physcial therapy, then you may have to consider surgery at this point.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: The combination is often a very effective treatment.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience Allergy and Immunology
AERD: Your poor wife, sounds miserable. I wonder if she has Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD) aka NSAIDS sensitivity? See an Allergist to de ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
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No surgery: Usually surgery is nor indicated for this. BUT, it does sound like your xray suggests significant arthritis of the spine. If otherwise in good healt ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ayo Adu
Dr. Ayo Adu answered
13 years experience Sports Medicine
NSAIDs: Anti-inflammatory medication is a good start for arthritis pain.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rohit Keswani
24 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Include:: (depending on the type of arthritis) 1) Acetaminophen (for osteoarthritis), nsaids only for a short duration, for rheumatoid arthritis potential ster ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: It all depends on pain perception---some patients may feel severe pain while others may feel minimal pain with the same degree of arthritis.
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