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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Pain lower back spasms from rib cage,got it overnight while asleep.i d however suffer from rheumatoid arthritis?

Pain lower back spasms from rib cage,got it overnight while asleep.i d however suffer from rheumatoid arthritis?

Back pain: This could be all muscle, but you do have risk factors for occult fracture because of your rheumatoid. TYLENOL (acetaminophen) OR Motrin for starters. You should have a low threshold to get checked if not improving. ...Read more

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What to do if i wake from sleep with leg pain is the arthiritis or trapped nerve?

What to do if i wake from sleep with leg pain is the arthiritis or trapped nerve?

Depends: The location of the pain (joint or between joints), whether it feels better to move it or not, whether the pain radiates or spreads to other areas, and what makes it better or worse are all questions your doctor will ask to try to determine the likely cause of your pain. See your doctor if it continues or worsens over a few days. ...Read more

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I on tramadol 50mg every 6 hours , can I take diazepam 2mg at bed time to clam down so i can sleep? Tramadol is for my back pain do to arthitis

I on tramadol 50mg every 6 hours , can I take diazepam 2mg at bed time to clam down so i can sleep?  Tramadol is for my back pain do to arthitis

Team afoul: Yes. Try taking tramadol (ultram) 50 mg at breakfast, lunch, dinner and at bedtime ( with valium 2mg). Purchase over-the-counter zostrix (capsaicin) cream to be applied twice a day to the back. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can sleeping with the air conditioning blowing on you cause sore, aching shoulder and neck muscles?

Can sleeping with the air conditioning blowing on you cause sore, aching shoulder and neck muscles?

Cold muscles: Absolutely... A cool stream of air, even it if feels nice, can cause stiff neck- and shoulder muscles and make you wake-up achy... try a fan or so with indirect flow of air directly to you as an alternative. Or wear a thin shirt with a collar maybe? Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more