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What are symptoms of advanced osteoarthritis in the neck and how is it treated?

What are symptoms of advanced osteoarthritis in the neck and how is it treated?

Pain: Degenerative changes in the cervical spine can cause neck pain as well as symptoms in the arm (radiculopathy) with pain, weakness and numbness. Sometimes, compression of the spinal cord can cause myelopathy. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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Is osteoarthritis in the neck typical for an 18 year old?

Is osteoarthritis in the neck typical for an 18 year old?

No: It is uncommon. The exceptions would be some sort of congenital problem or an inflammatory arthritis such as spondylitis. ...Read more

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What are some things I can do to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease in my neck?

What are some things I can do to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease in my neck?

Therapy: The best long term treatment for neck pain from degenerative changes is strengthening and stretching exercise. Stretching will help maintain motion and strengthening the muscles will provide support for the worn joints and help delay progression. The best way to get into a routine is to work with a physical therapist a few times then transition to an independent exercise program. ...Read more

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Chiropractor did emg scan of my husband and diagnosed osteoarthritis of neck. How reliable is emg?

Good if done right: Emg detects the proper function of a muscle and is useful for muscle and nerve dysfunction related to the muscle. It is not used for the diagnosis of osteoarthritis, and is therefore unreliable for this condition. Chiropractors are not trained in EMG use which properly belongs to neurologists. You should see a neurologist for dysfunction affecting an emg. ...Read more

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I suffer from osteoarthritis in my neck and it's causing my migraines to get worse. Do you have any ideas on a way to reduce the swelling migraines ?

I suffer from osteoarthritis in my neck and it's causing my migraines to get worse.  Do you have any ideas on a way to reduce the swelling migraines ?

Cervical Facet Dz: The cervical facets in the neck can develop the osteoarthritis you mentioned and can cause headaches as well. Typically facet injections can help relieve the pain and reduce headaches. If these are short lived then the nerves supplying those joints can be ablated for long term relief, this is called radiofrequency ablation or rhizotomy. Botox injections to the neck and head can also be helpful. ...Read more

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I am always tired I do have torn rotator buldging disk in neck and back and osteoarthritis in knee is this a factor in being tired?

I am always tired I do have torn rotator buldging disk in neck and back and osteoarthritis in knee is this a factor in being tired?

Indirectly: It could if your activity levels have decrease, but have your blood and thyroid checked, there are also some other worry things that can contribute, so go get checked. Good luck. ...Read more

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