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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is a term used to describe a common type of arthritis in children. It is a long-term (chronic) disease resulting in ...Read more


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Been down for about 3 days. Painful cough w/stringy thick yellow phlegm. Low fever 100.6 Painful joints. Head pressure. No vomit. What could it be?

Been down for about 3 days. Painful cough w/stringy thick yellow phlegm. Low fever 100.6 Painful joints. Head pressure. No vomit. What could it be?

Mgt/workup: Your symptoms may be related to a viral illness, including influenza. If your joints are swollen or red, I would suggest a visit with your doctor. If you have a sore throat, then a strep test can be obtained at that time. ...Read more

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How severe can romothorid artheritis to the back of the head get?

How severe can romothorid artheritis to the back of the head get?

RA: I am not aware rheumatoid arthritis affects only the back of the head. Are you sure of the diagnosis? Any other joints involved? Is there tenderness to touch just at the "edge" of the back skull where the neck begins? Ask your doctor if you might have a condition called suboccipital nauritis. ...Read more

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Why is it when I use heat for my neck artheritis my eyes go blur or water and my head pains?

Why is it when I use heat for my neck artheritis my eyes go blur or water and my head pains?

Heat= inflammation: Heat can help decrease muscle pain and spasm but it can make arthritis symptoms worse. Ice is a good anti- inflammatory modality. Do not use anything at the extreme ranges of temperature- you might be irritating the nerves with something too hot. Check with your doctor or physical therapist to make sure you are using the modalities correctly. ...Read more

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I have neck arthritus, when I tilt my head to the left side I feel stiffness and a little pain, what is it?

I have neck arthritus, when I tilt my head to the left side I feel stiffness and a little pain, what is it?

Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. It is the same as a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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I have neck arthritus, i take my left hand and push my head all the way down to my shoulders and release and straighten feel pain, what?

I have neck arthritus, i take my left hand and push my head all the way down to my shoulders and release and straighten feel pain, what?

Don't push it: Not the greatest idea if you are causing pain. Try going to an orthopaedic surgeon to get a referral to a physical therapist who can show you an appropriate home exercise program for your neck. ...Read more

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I have pain from several causes including : arthritis, shrapnel from explosion, back n neck pain,especially where my skull attaches to/spine.

I have pain from several causes including : arthritis, shrapnel from explosion, back n neck pain,especially where my skull attaches to/spine.

Pain specialist: Pain from multiple causes does not usually have a simple surgical solution. If you haven't seen one, an interventional pain specialist can often come up with a multimodal plan to decrease your pain and improve your function. Consider seeing one. ...Read more

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Can basal skull fracture result in neck arthritis ?

Can basal skull fracture result in neck arthritis ?

Trauma can: Lead to arthritis. While the basal skull frx may have caused a number of issues at first, long term, if no displaced fragments it should heal without issue. However trauma significant enough to cause a basal skull frx probably did damage to joints of cervical spine, like facets, that could lead to arthritis. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is the progressive ...Read more