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A 37-year-old male asked:

how can doctors diagnose arthritis in lets say the neck of a patient who has neck issues?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
No single test: There is no signle diagnostic method for arthritis. It depends on details of symptoms; other joints involved; physical examination; sometimes xrays; and often various kinds of blood tests. Discuss with your doctor -- or if necessary maybe referral to a rheumatologist (arthritis specialist) or sometimes an orthopedist. Good luck.

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