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I have neck arthritus and the upper back is stiff what can I do to loosen my back?

I have neck arthritus and the upper back is stiff what can I do to loosen my back?

Varied: It sounds like muscle spasm associated with the spinal arthritis the simple answer is mild pain medication like tylenol (acetaminophen) use of topical moist heat and physical therapy. If symptoms persist despite all of the above further medical attention needs to be obtained. ...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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Have neck arthritus my back is stiff, what to do?

Have neck arthritus my back is stiff, what to do?

Arthritis: Warm applications and if you're able to take nsaids(ibuprofen, naproxen) with food and the use of liniments, these measures may help. When the neck is particularly uncomfortable, wearing a soft neck collar intermittently to "rest" the neck may help flareups. Your md will advise you if there are causes of discomfort like disc problems. ...Read more

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Have neck arthritus sometimes my back becomes stiff what to do?

Have neck arthritus sometimes my back becomes stiff what to do?

See details: Have the issue evaluated. Without knowing your medical history it is difficult to suggest specific therapies. See an orthopedist or rheumatologist and have the problem probably evaluated. ...Read more

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I have neck arthritus and my back seems to slouch.What can I do to correct this? Am i stuck with this?

I have neck arthritus and my back seems to slouch.What can I do to correct this? Am i stuck with this?

Physical therapy: Your should have ongoing therapy to help correct posture, strengthen supporting muscles and limit pain. ...Read more

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I have neck arthritus, when I wake up in the morning I have lower back stiffness what to do?

I have neck arthritus, when I wake up in the morning I have lower back  stiffness what to do?

Have it evaluated: You have the issues evaluated and treated. See your own doctor or a rheumatologist. ...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