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I'm 65, thin, exercise, but suffer from cervic. Spondy; arthritis in lower back region & knuckles. Does arthritis tend to lower life expectancy?

I'm 65, thin, exercise, but suffer from cervic. Spondy; arthritis in lower back region & knuckles. Does arthritis tend to lower life expectancy?

I doubt it: I you have no evidence of ankylosing spondylitis then you probable have osteo arthritis (oa) which may incapacitate you or other pts to the point of requiring replacement of joints like knee or hip later on in life but do not afect other organs, so life expectancy is not compromised. Complications from surgery or immunoregulators used for other arthritides may lower life expectancy. ...Read more

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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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Hla-b27 negative.Worsening back pain, herniated discs &arthritis changes in back shown on 2 MRI 2 yrs apart. Could I have anklydosing spondy w/ neg. ?

Hla-b27 negative.Worsening back pain, herniated discs &arthritis changes in back shown on 2 MRI 2 yrs apart. Could I have anklydosing spondy w/ neg. ?

Ankylosing Spondylit: The majority of as patients, including 95 percent of white patients, express the hla-b27 antigen and high levels of immunoglobulin a (iga) in the blood. The onset of the disease is typically between 15 and 25 years of age. In short the answer is yes you can have it with a negative hla-b27 but this is very rare compared to discogenic pain from the back. Also, your si joints are not involved? ...Read more

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What type/s of arthritis are associated with either hyper mobility syndrome?

What type/s of arthritis are associated with either hyper mobility syndrome?

Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis occurs more frequently in patient with hypermobility. There is also an increased risk of joint dislocations. ...Read more

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Can you get arthritis in your early 20's?

Can you get arthritis in your early 20's?

Yes: There are many types of arthritis. People born with a congenital abnormality like hip dysplasia, are more likely to get early onset arthritis. Trauma to a joint early in life can lead to arthritis. Some autoimmune diseases such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis, ra, and lupus can present with early arthritis. A rheumatologist can help you sort this out. ...Read more

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Will my arthritis medication(s) interact with other medications?

Will my arthritis medication(s) interact with other medications?

Yes.: Medications for pain and arthritis can interact with many other drugs. This is why your doctor needs to know all the medications you take. ...Read more

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What’s the Difference between Arthritis and Arthralgia. Which one is more serve?

What’s the Difference between Arthritis and Arthralgia. Which one is more serve?

Arthritis and: Arthralgia, literally means joint pain and is a symptom of the Arthritis is a joint disorder itself that involves inflammation of one or several joints. ...Read more

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What is arthritis?

What is arthritis?

Inflammation: Arthritis is inflammation within a joint. The most common type is osteoarthritis which is a wear and tear arthritis. Another is rheumatoid arthritis which is an autoimmune problem where the body attacks its own tissues. The common syptoms of arthritis is pain, swelling and stiffness in the affected joint. ...Read more

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What is arthritis?

What is arthritis?

Cartilage damage: Arthritis is a progressive damage to the cartilage in your joints. It can be cause by several things including wear and tear, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis among others. When the cartilage is damaged, there is increasing pressure on the bone that leads to bone spurs. There is also an increase in the chemicals that trigger inflammation, which causes pain. ...Read more

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What is arthritis ?

What is arthritis ?

Inflammation: Autoimmune arthritis is when the body attacks the joint lining and causes pain, swelling, and stiffness. There are other forms of arthritis, such as after trauma to the joint. ...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. Justin Esterberg
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Spondylolysis (Definition)

Spondylolysis is a condition in which there is a specific defect in the connection between the bones that make up the spinal column. Symptoms range from having none to having low back pain that may worsen ...Read more