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What is the cause of synovitis in neck?

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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 19 years experience
Joint inflammation: There are several cervical facets or neck joints. In fact there are 2 at each level with 7 levels giving you a total of 14 joints. Over time these joints can "wear out" leading to degeneration and inflammation of the joint. When a joint becomes inflammed it often swells due to increased synovial fluid. The term for an inflammed joint with excess fluid is synovitis.
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Last updated Jan 15, 2015

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