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Cervical osteoarthritis is caused by aging or can it be caused by other things?

Cervical osteoarthritis is caused by aging or can it be caused by other things?

Yes & yes, but . . .: Yes, arthritis of neck can be due to wear & tear brought about by aging. And it can also be brought about by injuries sustained during aging process. But 28yo seems like a pretty young age to be worried about aging and concomitant issues, unless you're a retired football player or someone else who's sustained repetitive trauma to neck. ...Read more

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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Simply stated it is wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs and deformity may ensue. And ...Read more


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I was dx with UCTD and cervical osteoarthritis at age 21. Is the OA related to UCTD? How could I possibly get the OA at a young age?

I was dx with UCTD and cervical osteoarthritis at age 21. Is the OA related to UCTD? How could I possibly get the OA at a young age?

Question: Osteoarthritis is not related to UCTD. I question the validity of a diagnosis of osteoarthritis at such a young age unless the osteoarthritis is post-traumatic. You may want a second opinion. ...Read more

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Can an untreated shoulder tendinitis cause symptomatic changes in cervical osteoarthritis?

Confused: Those are two different problems that don't affect each other but that can feel similar. In some cases it can be difficult to differentiate one from the other. ...Read more

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What is cervical spondylosis(cervical osteoarthritis ) and what does it mean mild to left sided c4-c5?

What is cervical spondylosis(cervical osteoarthritis )  and what does it mean mild to left sided c4-c5?

Aging: Spondylosis basically means aging changes of the spine, which can include degeneration of the discs, arthritis in the joints of the spine, bone spurs, bulging discs. Mild and left sided simply refer to the severity and location of the spondylosis, and C4 - 5 tells you which level of the spine is involved. It may seem unusual to have aging changes at age 28, but early spondylosis can be seen. ...Read more

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I have severe cervical osteoarthritis When I stretch my neck, I become dizzy and experience tinnitus What causes this?

More beyond your dia: Even though you have cervical osteoarthritis your will need an evaluation too look at all of the options including the cervical osteoarthritis but other causes need to be evaluated. You need to discuss with your physician and get the appropriate evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of cervical osteoarthritis at a young age? Can vitamin D deficiency cause it?

What are the causes of cervical osteoarthritis at a young age? Can vitamin D deficiency cause it?

Cervical spine: That is an excellent question. Spine surgeons will tell you that our cervical spine starts to show degenerative changes around your 20s. Usually changes in intervertebral disc height are first. In the cervical spine, osteophyte formation can cause nerve impingement and radiculopathy. A doctor needs to consider disc disease and other spinal disorders such as spondylolisthesis etc for cervical pain. ...Read more

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I have a cervical degenerative osteoarthritis problem, can i do roller with that ?

Cervical djd: I assume you mean roller coaster? This really depends on your symptoms. Roller coasters depending on how exciting can cause a lot of jarring and sudden twisting and turning and this is not advisable as it may make your symptoms worse or produce new symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. recc. accupuncture. I have osteoarthritis, cervical spondylosis, chronic fatigue despite CPAP usage. Have you seen evidence of benefit? Describe?

Dr. recc. accupuncture. I have osteoarthritis, cervical spondylosis, chronic fatigue despite CPAP usage. Have you seen evidence of benefit? Describe?

Get the point?: The fact that the practice of acupuncture has been around for about 2000 years pretty much validates the evidence of being beneficial. Despite the results of a multitude of studies designed to validate the benefits, patients still seek help and are thankful for the relief received from acupuncturists. ...Read more

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more


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