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There is a click sound when i then my neck, is this normal, or it is sign of spondylitis?

There is a click sound when i then my neck, is this normal, or it is sign of spondylitis?

Probably benign : A click sound in your neck maybe from degenerative disc disease, or arthritis. Could be something more serious as well. If there is no pain in your neck, or pain going down your arms, then it is probably a benign process. It is wise to see your primary care physician to see if there are any imaging studies needed to evaluate it further. ...Read more

Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Ankylosing Spondylitis (Definition)

A defect that effects the spine, causing ligaments and other elements of the spine to calcify, making it essentially ...Read more


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I have spondylitis of the neck. Can it cause tingling and pain down the arms?

I have spondylitis of the neck. Can it cause tingling and pain down the arms?

Yes. arthritis in---: --the neck can cause foraminal stenosis, which means that the openings that the nerve roots pass through from the spinal cord & go 2 the appropriate nerves of the arm. This then is felt as pain, numbness or weakness, in the area the nerve root supplies. ...Read more

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My dad suffers from ankylosis spondylitis. And I am 33yrs old and startred having limitation in my neck movement. Will I suffer the same disease?

My dad suffers from ankylosis spondylitis. And I am 33yrs old and startred having limitation in my neck movement. Will I suffer the same disease?

Possibly: Ankylosing spondylitis seems to have a genetic link with hlab27 genetic markers. Ankylosing spondylitis can start at an early age and there are telltale signs on x-rays and MRI scans of the spine. Early diagnosis is useful because there are potential interventions that can attenuate the course of the disease-check with a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I might have ankylosong spondylitis. Got some meds due to neck pain containing nsaid and prednisolone. Is it okay to take these in a. S patient?!

I would avoid steroi: I would avoid steroi ds. Long term steroid use @ ur age can b devastating ; 2 b avoided. The NSAID specific 4 as is indocin (indomethacin). If not on this, ask ur treating md if it is ok 2 try it. Has a lot of side effects especially GI but not as bad as steroids. If u r able 2 tolerate it, it works the best of all.

In fact, it's also a good diagnostic tool since the response is rapid.

Good luck! ...Read more

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Sir, I have spondylitis. After masturbation i always feel neck and head pain. Is the pain cause of calcium deficiency?

Sir, I have spondylitis. After masturbation i always feel neck and head pain. Is the pain cause of calcium deficiency?

Calcium deficiency: As a young man, neck and head pain after any physical activity are unlikely related to calcium deficiency. There may ongoing muscle and tendon problems in your neck contributing to the pain. ...Read more

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Can ankylosing spondylitis cause swoolen lymph node in the neck and knees I do not have swlling in my body or joints besides lymph nodes?

Can occur: Swollen lymph nodes have been described by patients. When present we need to be clear whether these are due to the ankylosing spondylitis or another condition. Would ask your physician to check to be certain why these are there. ...Read more

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I am hla b 27 positive n suffering from ankylosing spondylitis, done with bilateral hip replacement, n now neck fusion of all facet joints, taken remicad?

I am hla b 27 positive n suffering from ankylosing spondylitis, done with bilateral hip replacement, n now neck fusion of all facet joints, taken remicad?

For AS patients: An auto fusion of the spine is not uncommon and one has to exercise and maintain as best posture possible while this occurs. Weight control and not smoking are also important as well as controlling symptoms with medication as you are currently doing. ...Read more

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Can ankylosing spondylitis begin with neck pain? 1yr after my neck pain started now I have low back pain and bony erosions in si joint x-ray.I'm 29

Can ankylosing spondylitis begin with neck pain? 1yr after my neck pain started now I have low back pain and bony erosions in si joint x-ray.I'm 29

Yes: While most cases of as start in the lower spine it may first be noted in the cervical area. This is especially true in psoriatic spondylitis. Make sure you are followed by a rheumatologist to confirm diagnosis and get proper care. ...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 ankylosing spondylitis cause ligamentus flavum hypertrophy s1 through entire lumbar region and significant spur formation entire cervical spine?

Probably not: This sounds more likely to be osteoarthritic changes. While ank spongy causes calcification of the spinal ligaments, true spur formation is an osteoarthritic characteristic. ...Read more

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Does Ankylosing Spondylitis cause mouth throat nasal and public Ulcers? I've had 188 Since March

Rheumatologist: Your rheumatologist is best qualified to answer your question. Ankylosing spondylitis, being an autoimmune disorder, very likely has other autoimmune processes involving mucus membranes. ...Read more

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I am having spondilitis in my neck since 6 years and it had reached to my arms. Is their any treatment.

I am having spondilitis in my neck since 6 years and it had reached to my arms. Is their any treatment.

Yes: If you mean anklylosing spondylits, you should see a rheumatologist. There are medications and therapy that can make a big difference in this problem. If you mean spondylosis, you should see a spinal specialist; what can be done depends on the total picture (your story, your exam, perhaps tests). You may also start with your primary provider for either of these conditions. ...Read more

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What are the exercise that should be done to get rid of hump on spondalitis neck.

What are the exercise that should be done to get rid of hump on spondalitis neck.

???: Spondylitis is a degenerative condition. You are only 25 years old so I question the diagnosis. Not sure what you mean by hump. ...Read more

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My brother has been suffering from ankolysing spondilitis for more than 10 years. He is 34 now. He has got his neck and lower back completely stiffed.

My brother has been suffering from ankolysing spondilitis for more than 10 years. He is 34 now. He has got his neck and lower back completely stiffed.

Ankylosing Spondylts: This is an inflammatory condition that results in gradual fusion of the neck and back, sacroiliac joints, and hips. This can result in severe deformity and disability. Most problems stem from poor position of neck after fusion. Another problem is lumbar and thoracic fusion that causes a stooped posture. Either may be treated with spinal osteotomy (cutting and repositioning the spine) and fusion. ...Read more

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I have ddd and have been diagnosed with ankylosing spondilitis. I had 3 mris which showed all discs bulging from neck down but 3. Drs suck. What now?

I have ddd and have been diagnosed with ankylosing spondilitis. I had 3 mris which showed all discs bulging from neck down but 3. Drs suck. What now?

Don't know how to-: -take your comment. If you are not satisfied with your care you can always seek out someone who are confident in. " Dr shopping " if attached to you, it will follow you forever. Try to accept the diagnosis & get along with your situation. AS is a diagnosis made by history, family history, lab & X-ray & Ct imaging. There are also false positives in HLA-B27. Do some reading on your own. Google it. ...Read more

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I have spondilitis on left side of my neck and in my head was wondering if hot numb prickley fingers has anything to do with it?

I have spondilitis on left side of my neck and in my head was wondering if hot numb prickley fingers has anything to do with it?

Neuromuscular: Osteophyte and spondylitis (spurs) can cause narrowing of the neural foramen a where spinal nerves travel too GI to your arm or hand. This may result in irritation and malfunctioning of the nerve perhaps due to impaired nerve transport and micro circulation of the nerve (radiculopathy). Symptom could be numbness or prickly feeling in fingers pain or weakness. Check with md & confirm DX with emg. ...Read more

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Is cracking your own neck a dangerous habit?

Is cracking your own neck a dangerous habit?

Neck cracking: Yes, but not usually as long as it give relief. Over correction of the same method can produce hyper mobility and laxity of ligaments. ...Read more

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Is it possible to damage my neck by cracking it?

Is it possible to damage my neck by cracking it?

Yes: The articulation of the vertebrae in your neck, most notably the facet articulations, are very sensitive to improper cracking of your neck and can cause inflammation and progress arthritis faster. You can also pinch nerves, strain muscles or herniate discs if you do it too forcefully too often. Also, never crack your neck in extension, increased chance of damaging your carotid arteries. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any risks of cracking my neck?

Can you tell me if there are any risks of cracking my neck?

Some risks: Gentle range of motion and strietching are good. Quick and/or forceful cracking can put you at risk for injury to joints ligaments and nerves. ...Read more

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What does neck cracking do for severe stiffness?

What does neck cracking do for severe stiffness?

Neck cracking: Absolutely nothing in and of itself. The act of manipulating your neck or stretching to the point of a pop likely causes a reflex response that relaxes muscle spasm. The relaxed muscles likely ease stiffness. Crepitus (pops and cracks) can occur in a completely painless neck without stiffness too. I would try some exercises that keep movement painfree┬Śmckenzie, treat your own neck ($8.32 online). ...Read more

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Could hypnotherapy stop me cracking my neck and back?

Could hypnotherapy stop me cracking my neck and back?

Yes, it could work: It is certainly worth giving it a try. It is the type of thing that would be likely to respond to hypnosis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do about severe pain and cracking in my neck?

What to do about severe pain and cracking in my neck?

Prolotherapy: This is due to unstable vertebral segments in the neck and bad ligaments.

Prolotherapy can force these to heal and get rid of the pain.

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or www.Proloshot. Com for information and to find a doctor to help you. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Nelson
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Spondylitis (Definition)

An inflammatory condition of the spine such as ankylosing spondylitis. Spondy = spine ...Read more