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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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What is a good way to head off the effects of arthritis?

What is a good way to head off the effects of arthritis?

Lose weight: For every pound you loss, you take 4 pounds of gravity on a weight bearing. Weight loss may slow the progression of osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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Can you get arthritis n your head and what are symptoms and treatment.

Can you get arthritis n your head and what are symptoms and treatment.

Not really : The term arthritis refers to a number of conditions in which the cartilage in a joint is either being worn down or damaged. Arthritis can only occur in a joint between two bones. The skull is a single, solid bone. There are no mobile joints in the skull itself, only at the joints where the spine meets the skulland where the jaw meets the skull. Be evaluated if you are having pain in that area. ...Read more

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What is the medical term for arthritis that causes pain in the head, similar to hypertension symptoms?

What is the medical term for arthritis that causes pain in the head, similar to hypertension symptoms?

Arteritis: You may be referring to temporal arteritis which is classically an inflammation of the temporal artery(other arteries may be involved) and typically manifested by scalp tenderness, temporal pain, jaw pain when chewing, and visual disturbances. ...Read more

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Can you have arthritis in your head? How would you test? What could cause popping and craclkling noises started in top of head now neck too. 2 years

Can you have arthritis in your head? How would you test? What could cause popping and craclkling noises started in top of head now neck too. 2 years

No: No arthritis in the cranium. Not sure what the "popping" and "clicking" is coming from, but you may want to see an ENT doc if it is painful or persists and is worrisome to you. ...Read more

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Will excision of the radial head help with arthritis? If yes, how?

Will excision of the radial head help with arthritis? If yes, how?

It can: Arthritis of the rail-humeral joint is common after a fracture of the radial head. Excision of the head +- a radial head implant can help relieve pain and increase function. It works by removing the arthritic radial head so the bones are not rubbing together. ...Read more

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I have arthritis in my spine. My neck, the back and left side of my head are starting to really hurt & i cannot stand for feeling sick. Why is this?

I have arthritis in my spine. My neck, the back and left side of my head are starting to really hurt & i cannot stand for feeling sick. Why is this?

Get going: Loss of ability to stand is a serious symptom that needs neurologic examination now. Feeling sick is common to chronic and severe pain, especially if it affects sleep and diet but can be a dangerous accumulation of methadone. Let your physician know your new symptoms immediately. Methadone dosing is not to be changed based on your symptoms, only on recommendation of your physician. ...Read more

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Could removing the radial head, helps with arthritis in the elbow ?

Could removing the radial head, helps with arthritis in the elbow ?

Radial head excision: Yes, it could but that can lead to problems with your wrist. A radial head replacement might be a good option. We do that in bads fracture cases. ...Read more

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I am 77 years old male and I am on plavex for hardening of artries in my head I also have bad arthritis can I take aloe e once in a while?

I am 77 years old male and I am on plavex for hardening of artries in my head I also have bad arthritis can I take aloe e once in a while?

Yes: Hi. Aloe is fine with what you're taking. Oral Aloe vera may cause diarrhea, depending on dose, and I know of no reliable data that A. vera helps arthritis, so do beware that the risk may exceed the benefit. But occasional use in a not megadose should be safe. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a quite severe scaly skin, very heavy flaking on my head(itchy too), does it have anything to do with my recently suspected cervical arthritis?

I have a quite severe scaly skin, very heavy flaking on my head(itchy too), does it have anything to do with my recently suspected cervical arthritis?

Could be Psoriasis: People with psoriasis can get arthritis, including arthritis of the spine including the neck. We would need a lot more information which will be collected by your physician. A dermatologist can clarify if this is psoriasis. You are 22 y/o so the type of cervical arthritis you have needs to be clarified to see if it is an inflammatory arthritis of the cervical spine. ...Read more

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I've been having spasms and swelling on the left sid of my head. Doc said i might have temperal arthritis and took some blood but that was a month ago?

I've been having spasms and swelling on the left sid of my head. Doc said i might have temperal arthritis and took some blood but that was a month ago?

Depends on results: Of lab tests and whether your symptoms persist. Temporal arteritis can cause blindness, so you should follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Surgery for a 4mm length 2mm wide under surface tear to my supra at the insertion point to the humeral head, bursitis. Ac arthritis? In lots of pain.

Surgery for a 4mm length 2mm wide under surface tear to my supra at the insertion point to the humeral head, bursitis. Ac arthritis? In lots of pain.

Partial RCT: You're on the young side to have a surgical issue. Try non op treatment first- steroid injection into AC joint and bursa and good PT. consider PRP inj. ...Read more

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The arthritis is in my spine & in my neck. The back of my head aches & i can't hold it up for long b4 the pain comes. What's my prognosis? Thank you.

The arthritis is in my spine & in my neck. The back of my head aches & i can't hold it up for long b4 the pain comes. What's my prognosis? Thank you.

See details: I cannot even begin to discuss prognosis without looking at x ray and MRI results. I also cannot believe that there is not something more that can be done for you even in the british healthcare system. ...Read more

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What can moderate arthritis in the neck feel like in an otherwise healthy adult? Have bad cramping turning my head side to side. Hurts. All else ok.

What can moderate arthritis in the neck feel like in an otherwise healthy adult? Have bad cramping  turning my head side to side. Hurts. All else ok.

Neck pain: Good to hear you are otherwise ok and have seen your doctor. Consider searching the net for John Sarno, MD. His mind-body approach to pain from real physical causes can be very helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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When 62, i fell, hit my head on the tub and had concussion. Since, I have had neck pain. Told I have arthritis. Never had pain until this happened. Is this normal?

Neck pain: It is not uncommon for an injury such as a fall to aggravate and bring out the symptoms of underlying osteoarthritis even if no symptoms had previously been noticed. Talk with your doctor about treatment options starting conservatively. ...Read more

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I have arthritis in my neck do that make the back of my head tingle sometimes not all the time but sometimes and i just got threw shaving my head bald?

I have arthritis in my neck do that make the back of my head tingle sometimes not all the time but sometimes and i just got threw shaving my head bald?

Head tingling: Occipital neuralgia, from compression of the occipital nerve at the junction of the back of your head and neck can be compressed by the muscle that attaches there and cause you to have tingling of the back of your head. ...Read more

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What causes head and neck pain for arthritis in the cervical spine?

Facet Disease: Arthritis of the cervical spine is also known as cervical facet disease. Facet joints are small joints in the back part of the spine that can be responsible for neck pain and headaches. ...Read more

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What can be done for head and neck pain from arthritis in the cervical spine?

What can be done for head and neck pain from arthritis in the cervical spine?

Neck pain: This needs to be checked to assess the severity if no significant pathology anti inflammatory meds and muscle relaxants may help as will exercise and pt. ...Read more

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Could Humira (adalimumab) cause drug-induced lupus on the head ? some small lesions on the head. (Rheumatoid arthritis)

Could Humira (adalimumab) cause drug-induced lupus on the head ? some small lesions on the head. (Rheumatoid arthritis)

Rare side effect : Demyelination CNS disease and drug induced lupus are rare side effects of humira (adalimumab). Best to consult with your prescribing Doctor sooner than later. Best wishes ...Read more

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Tingling in hand and heavy head from 7 days i am an arthritis patient what is the reason of above symptoms other then arthritis?

Multi-reason: possibly from your neck. Nerve compression, from many possible reasons, including arthritis and its effect on joints in the neck.....could be a source. Or symptoms independent of each other, and nerve compression may occur at shoulder, elbow, wrist. Sometimes nutritional deficiencies, but I'd expect symmetric limb involvement then. Get well. ...Read more

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What could cause my scalp to be sore for this last week? I do have Rheumatoid arthritis, but I can't touch my head from soreness.

What could cause my scalp to be sore for this last week? I do have  Rheumatoid arthritis, but I can't touch my head from soreness.

Nonspecific : Could be a skin problem related or unrelated to hair follicles. Best to have an exam by your primary care provider. May need a dermatology referral. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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X-Ray showed narrowing of c4-5. What does this mean and can it cause a burning head pain on the right side? Doctor said early arthritis? I'm 27.

Yes: X-rays in general are not very sensative for spinal problems in that they just show the bones and not the nerves and soft tissues like an MRI. The space between the c4 and c5 vertebrae is narrowed, which indicates you probably do have some degree of degeneration of the disc at that level . Not something that in and of itself needs treatment, but if your symptoms are bad can be treated or MRI. ...Read more

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My body hurts from head to toe.My joints pop all the time.Pain spots change day to day.My arthritis test came up negative.What could be wrong?thanks

My body hurts from head to toe.My joints pop all the time.Pain spots change day to day.My arthritis test came up negative.What could be wrong?thanks

Chronic pain: Hi
Sorry to hear that you have been suffering from pain. There are many disease states that cause pain all over. One common cause is called fibromyalgia. You can read more about it here http://mayocl.in/2p7pkte

I would also recommend that you keep following up with your doctor to make sure all the work up is done properly and be active in working through treatment plans. Hope you feel better soon ...Read more

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Neck cracks when I turn head any direction. Forehead tingling. 1.8 cm slip of L5-S1. Pain across lower abs below bully button. Related? Arthritis?

Neck cracks when I turn head any direction.  Forehead tingling.  1.8 cm slip of L5-S1.  Pain across lower abs below bully button.  Related? Arthritis?

?herniated disc: You have a herniated lumbar disc or a subluxation of L5 onS1. Both will cause back and leg pain and perhaps numbness and tingling of the legs. It can also radiate pain anteriorally across the belly. Your neck pain sounds like spinal arthritis, involving the facet joints that pop and crack when you turn your neck. Two separate diseases, lumbar discogenic pain and cervical facet arthrosis. ...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