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Do copper bracelet benefit in relieving arthritis pain?

Do copper bracelet benefit in relieving arthritis pain?

No: No scientific evidence prove today of the effeteness of the metal bracelet for arthritis pain. Mostly placebo effects. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there 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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I have uveitis , fatigue, photophobia, ulcer, back pain, stiff neck, joint pain, pain in the night, etc. Do these symptoms confirm ankylosing spondylitis?

I have uveitis , fatigue, photophobia, ulcer, back pain, stiff neck, joint pain, pain in the night, etc. Do these symptoms confirm ankylosing spondylitis?

No: There are a number of disorders that can cause your symptoms, ankylosing spondylitis being one of them. Ankylosing spondylitis can be diagnosed with a blood test... Hlab27. A rheumatologist is best qualified to sort out what's going on with you. ...Read more

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Could i claim disability benefits for having arthritis, bursitis, trapped nerves, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, IBS and carpal tunnel syndrome?

Could i claim disability benefits for having arthritis,  bursitis, trapped nerves, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, IBS and carpal tunnel syndrome?

You could: Depending upon your state, you may be required to under go a functional examination by an internist as part of your evaluation. ...Read more

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Generalised OA (x-Ray hands feet knees hip clavicle, MRI spine) dry eyes/mouth, history hypermobility, lumbar/cervical stenosis radiculopathy TMJD diverticulitis prolapses FUO - but seronegative and comprehensive blood tests always normal. Any ideas?

Generalised OA (x-Ray hands feet knees hip clavicle, MRI spine) dry eyes/mouth, history hypermobility, lumbar/cervical stenosis radiculopathy TMJD diverticulitis prolapses FUO - but seronegative and comprehensive blood tests always normal. Any ideas?

Explanation: My suggestion that you generalized OA mostly degenerative disease, not the inflammation. And blood work so far remains normal. History of hyper mobility could be reason of early degenerative changes in multiple joins. ...Read more

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1 month pregnant have many existing conditions rheumatoid, carpal tunnel, peripheral neuropathy, 2 hip surgeries, herniated discs neck and back help?

1 month pregnant have many existing conditions rheumatoid, carpal tunnel, peripheral neuropathy, 2 hip surgeries, herniated discs neck and back help?

Possible solutions: Congratulations on your pregnancy. What kind of help are you looking for? Medicine options are a bit limited. Non medicine options that may help you are: PT for stretching / strengthening wrist splints for carpal tunnel syndrome testing for causes of neuropathy? ...Read more

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Leg weakness Fatigue Muscle twitching Chills neck cracking Headaches Brain CT and MRI clear, c spine MRI-slightly degenerated discs What's th problem?

Leg weakness
Fatigue
Muscle twitching
Chills
neck cracking
Headaches
Brain CT and MRI clear, c spine MRI-slightly degenerated discs
What's th problem?

Need more work-up: Talk to your doctor about getting some blood work to rule out any obvious underlying condition. Also adopting a healthy lifestyle including proper hydration and balanced diet will be beneficial. ...Read more

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Multiple rib fracture headaches dizziness?

Multiple rib fracture headaches dizziness?

Unusual: Work up, the head symptoms. If there is a cause for a fall to break the ribs that may be a connection other than bad luck! ribs usually heal over 3 months or so. ...Read more

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Any info on migraines connected to rheumatoid arthritis?

Any info on migraines connected to rheumatoid arthritis?

Yes: There are some recent studies that show that patients with rheumatoid arthritis have a greater rate of migraine (and vice versa) than can just be attributed to chance. So, that there is a link between the two. The reason for this link is unclear. ...Read more

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Can chronically hard, sore neck muscles (as in Fibromyalgia) cause tinnitus, migraine, nausea, eye pain, or trigger an overstimulated vagal response?

See below: Chronic neck pain has been know to cause migraines. Th other symptoms appear consistent with migraine headache. See your physician if symptoms do not improve. ...Read more

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Body pain, headaches, hypersensitivity to light, sound, anxiety, hashimotos, pineal cyst, arrhythmia, tremor, headaches, fatigue, tinnitus.20mds.Nohelp?

Body pain, headaches, hypersensitivity to light, sound, anxiety, hashimotos, pineal cyst, arrhythmia, tremor, headaches, fatigue, tinnitus.20mds.Nohelp?

Wow!: That's a lot of things going on. 20 medications??? I would start all over - get a second opinion from a doctor who specializes in Integrative Medicine. You need to find a doctor who will work with you to decrease the # of medications! ...Read more

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Stiff neck/shoulders, fatigue, muscle twitches, ear/jaw pain and stiffness, headaches/head pressure, very sore muscles waking up. Lyme disease?

Stiff neck/shoulders, fatigue, muscle twitches, ear/jaw pain and stiffness, headaches/head pressure, very sore muscles waking up. Lyme disease?

Not likely: You may have fibromyalgia. You need to discuss this with your physician and possibly see a rheumatologist. This is unlikely to be Lyme disease but there are other possibilities in the differential diagnosis that need to be confirmed. Your evaluation will include examination, lab studies and maybe imaging. ...Read more

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L5-S1 disc herniation/facet arthritis with 23 degree levoscoliosis. Multiple epidural injections. Feel very off balance could scoli be source of pain?

Yes it can.: 23 degrees is not severe scoliosis but it can be source of pain. L5-S1 disc herniation can also be a source of pain. I am sure you are seeing pain specialist and a spine surgeon. Make sure you go over your films with spine surgeon if you have not done so and they should be able to help you with this question. ...Read more

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Unexplained high ANA, other tests norm. Lupus symptoms, but spondylitis symptoms too. Heel pain, SI pain sometimes, shoulder weak sometimes. Full MRI?

Unexplained high ANA, other tests norm. Lupus symptoms, but spondylitis symptoms too. Heel pain, SI pain sometimes, shoulder weak sometimes. Full MRI?

How about...: HLA B-27 (I know you're not the typical gender), Rheumatoid Factor, ESR, CRP, Anti-DNA double stranded AB's? Any of those tests been run yet? Why are your fingers permanently flexed, Lupus Anticoagulant? ...Read more

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Trying to find link for symptoms: joint pain, back & neck pain, headaches, ibs, reflux, food intolerances, cog fog, depression, anxiety, dry mouth, ?

Trying to find link for symptoms: joint pain, back & neck pain, headaches, ibs, reflux, food intolerances, cog fog, depression, anxiety, dry mouth, ?

Food Allergies: You must test igg food allergies to gluten/wheat/casein/egg and many of the other common causes. I see this very often. Ige food allergy testing and skin testing is not complete to rule out this possiblity. ...Read more

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Numbness in head, migraines (not constant), muscle spasms throughout body, dizziness (occasionally), pain, no vision problems. Possible brain tumor?

Numbness in head, migraines (not constant), muscle spasms throughout body, dizziness (occasionally), pain, no vision problems. Possible brain tumor?

Not yet: Only one way to know is to have a brain mri. But keep in mind that migraines themselves can cause a variety of symptoms. If you are concerned, or if there are new or sudden changes in symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Do headaches cause stiffness , inflammation an back tension ?

Do headaches cause stiffness , inflammation an back tension ?

Usually not: Usually, headaches are not the cause of things. It tends to be the opposite... other things are the cause of headaches. However, one thing can lead to another... meaning that some of the things a person does to herself to get headache relief may lead to having other symptoms elsewhere in the body. ...Read more

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Major myofascial pain w/TrP's (have confirmed late Lyme). Nothing releases them or shoulder spasms (phys ther, accup, chiro, massage etc). HELP!

Major myofascial pain w/TrP's (have confirmed late Lyme). Nothing releases them or shoulder spasms (phys ther, accup, chiro, massage etc). HELP!

Fibromyalagia: This is fibromyalgia and not directly related to Lyme. Your physician needs to direct you to a fibromyalgia program which includes: 1. Exercise - the pain is in the muscles 2. Sleep evaluation and treatment 3. Stress evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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