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What autoimmune diseases may cause cervical and thorasic spine pain, ankle pain, knee pain, wrtist and finger joint pain, with hyperpigmentation?

What autoimmune diseases may cause cervical and thorasic spine pain, ankle pain, knee pain, wrtist and finger joint pain, with hyperpigmentation?

RA: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease in which your body’s immune system, instead to protect your health by attacking bacteria and/or viruses, mistakenly attacks your joints in the entire body.
Rec.: see rheumatologist for diagnosis and treatment.
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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Facet joint pain or si joint pain? Pain is located in lower left, 2 inches from spine (l5-s1 area). No reffered pain. 2 somewhat positive facet blocks

Facet joint pain or si joint pain? Pain is located in lower left, 2 inches from spine (l5-s1 area). No reffered pain. 2 somewhat positive facet blocks

Can Be both: However if the facet block gave you 70-100% pain relief, then more likely to be your fact joint. If less than 50% relief, then consider the SI joint as a definite source of your pain. Also if not ruled out already, I often find things like spinal stenosis or herniated discs also have this same pattern of pain. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a pain management doctor and Neurosurgeon when dealing with SI Joint pain and other disorders of the spine such as OA.

What is the difference between a pain management doctor and Neurosurgeon when dealing with SI Joint pain and other disorders of the spine such as OA.

Surgical vs nonsurg: The biggest difference is that a neurosurgeon can do surgery - such as fusion surgery for stabilization, or decompression surgery to unpinch nerves. Pain management doctors do not do surgery, but can treat patients with various medications as well as numerous types of spinal injection procedurese. ...Read more

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Muscle soreness in upper back/spine. Cracking near sternum; hurts sometimes. Occasional joint pain in right hip. What could this be?

Musculoskeletal pain: At your young age nothing should be serious. Use some Aleve (naproxen) or Advil after food. Topical meds like Bengay and local heat where it hurts should help ...Read more

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What causes si joint pain? Strained back really bad 9 months ago and it never fully healed. Restrained 3 months ago. Right si joint pops sometimes.

What causes si joint pain? Strained back really bad 9 months ago and it never fully healed. Restrained 3 months ago. Right si joint pops sometimes.

Ligament injury: Simple sprains & strains heal in a few weeks. Several months of daily pain defines "chronic" disorder. Medical literature reports 13-30% of cases chronic low back pain have sacroiliac joint (SIJ) generation. "Popping" is phenomenon of SIJ & not lumbar spine. Best physician to discern either Osteopath or Physiatrist. Fluoroscopic guided diagnostic block of SIJ is "gold standard" test to diagnose. ...Read more

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I suffer from severe muscle and joint pain with unknown cause. Now, every time I am in the sun it feels like needles on the back of my neck. Why?

Unknown cause of pai: Assuming u have been to several doctors for evaluations, it is important to understand that we don't always gain explanations for causation of pain. The best course to take is to seek an evaluation from a tertiary Med ctr like a university, Perhaps I have an unusual condition which is not readily recognized ...Read more

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Can an extremely low fat diet cause major joint pain especially in the back and cold appendages?

Can an extremely low fat diet cause major joint pain especially in the back and cold appendages?

Yes: Very low-calorie diets are often deficient in necessary fat and protein, causing muscle loss which can lead to joint pain, particularly in postural muscles. Cold hands and feet can be seen in many disorders, including vascular conditions, thyroid disease, but also in anorexia and malnutrition. Proper weight loss should aim for no more than 1-2 pounds per week, otherwise there is risk of regain. ...Read more

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I am 22 and experiencing joint pain in fingers, toes, and back. Stiff fingers every morning. Shooting pain in toes. What is the cause?

I am 22 and experiencing joint pain in fingers, toes, and back. Stiff fingers every morning. Shooting pain in toes. What is the cause?

There could be many: Arthritis (inflammatory type), infection (viral), back issues. You should see your physicain for complete work-up including some blood test. ...Read more

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Can Naproxen cause joint pain? I currently take 2x500 mg for back pain & have started to get joint pain in my fingers, never experienced this before

Naproxen: Not aware of a direct effect to cause joint pain but many times what is interested as spin or the indirect cause of pain in the hands is swelling which gives feeling of stiffness tightness and can cause nerve and tendon pressure So man prison can cause fluid retention and swelling in hands so iplease discuss this side effect with your doctors as it may extend to other NSAIDs and signal issues ...Read more

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Can lower back pain cause hurting in legs, pelvic, and arms. It's sometimes a burning feeling also, aching in muscles, joint pain.?

Fibromyalgia?: 30's female with "burning aching" pain in "low back, pelvis & arms" considers "muscle & joint pain". A complete examination is needed to rule out systemic disorders such as autoimmune & endocrine disorders. If nothing specific found consider Fibromyalgia. See an Osteopath. See comments: ...Read more

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One cause? Lymph node (all), neck, back & joint pain, cough, wheezing, painful lumps shins under skin, R ear noise, tmj, fatigue, anxiety, nasal polyp

One cause? Lymph node (all), neck, back & joint pain, cough, wheezing, painful lumps shins under skin, R ear noise, tmj, fatigue, anxiety, nasal polyp

One cause?: You describe multiple signs and symptoms that may or may not be related. Please see your Physician for examination. Your Physican may also recommend that you see your Dentist, but I suspect that hour problems are medical, not dental. ...Read more

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I just turned 24 and I'm suffering from joint pain, what are some causes for this?

I just turned 24 and I'm suffering from joint pain, what are some causes for this?

See details: There are literally over one hundred causes of joint pain. The best advice I can give you is to see a rheumatologist and then you will have your answer. ...Read more

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Can whisky cause joint pain?

Can whisky cause joint pain?

I don't believe: It's a side effect, but it causes other more serious problems when overdoing it. ...Read more

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Can citrimax cause joint pain?

Can citrimax cause joint pain?

No: Citrimax or hydroxycitric acid is a common ingredient in weight loss products. It does not cause joint pain. ...Read more

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Can low iron cause joint pain?

Can low iron cause joint pain?

Yes, The human body: Contains about 3.5 to 4.5 g of iron. Two thirds of this is present in blood and the rest is stored in the liver, spleen, bone marrow and muscles.
Symptoms of iron deficiency include anemia, fatigue, rapid heartbeat, breathlessness, inability to concentrate, giddiness, disturbed sleep, severe menstrual pain and bleeding, cracks in the corners of the mouth, , mouth ulcers and hair loss. ...Read more

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Can low iron cause joint pain?

Can low iron cause joint pain?

No: Iron overload states (rare) can cause joint pain but iron deficiency does not. ...Read more

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Does tamoxifen cause joint pain?

Does tamoxifen cause joint pain?

No: This is not a typical side effect seen look for other reasons. ...Read more

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Does porphyria cause joint pain?

Does porphyria cause joint pain?

Not typically: There are small vessel obstruction so I would expect the pain to be areas and not joints. ...Read more

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Can Crohn's disease cause joint pain?

Can Crohn's disease cause joint pain?

Yes: Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are both inflammatory bowel diseases and both can be associated with joint pains, though it's more common with crohn's disease than with ulcerative colitis. Usually the joint pains get worse when the digestive problems flare up. Here's a link to some more info on this: http://ibdcrohns. About. Com/cs/relatedconditions/a/arthritisibd. Htm. ...Read more

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What causes joint pain and stiffness?

Too many to list: There are over 100 different types of arthritis or soft tissue causes for your pain. Have a rheumatologist evaluate the issue. ...Read more