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Dr. Scott Naftulin
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What does arthritis in the neck feel like?

Dr. Scott Naftulin
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Possibly painful: Neck arthritis is most commonly asymptomatic. However, when painful, the pain can be felt in the neck, shoulders, and upper back. Other symptoms could include limited range-of-motion, leg weakness, balance problems, and arm pain or numbness. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is a condition in which there is breakdown of cartilage in joints. This results in bones rubbing together, causing pain, swelling, and stiffness in the affected joints. Common causes include infection, general wear and tear on the joints, and autoimmune diseases in which the body's immune system attacks ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Miller
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What does psoriatic arthritis in the neck feel like usually?

Dr. Jeffrey Miller
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What does psoriatic arthritis in the neck feel like usually?

Achy: Achy pain with and without movement that produces stiffness in themorning and gradually improves overseveral hours. It is not visible on xray or normal lab tests but has been detected by mri, although that test is overused, most ofthe time. ...Read more

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Dr. Michele Arnold
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What can cause arthritis in the neck?

Dr. Michele Arnold
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Trauma, mileage: Cervical spondylosis, or neck arthritis can be of several types. The most common is degenerative, the result of accrued 'mileage' on the neck joints. This can arise from repetitive motion or joint stresses from poor posture. A neck or head injury, or "whiplash" can accelerate the degenrative changes & cause premature arthritis in the neck. Other causes include rheumatoid, ankylosing spondylitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Feinberg
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I was diagnosed with arthritis in the neck and back at age 28 with no familial history of early onset arthritis. What are some causes of arthritis?

Dr. Howard Feinberg
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I was diagnosed with arthritis in the neck and back at age 28 with no familial history of early onset arthritis. What are some causes of arthritis?

Depends on type: Arthritis can occur at any age. My youngest patient has been 6 months and my oldest 103.. Arthritis can be inherited, caused by injury or overuse, infection, or a change in the bodies immune system. Arthritis if the spine can also occur in people with psoriasis or inflammatory vowel disease. If you are concerned about the diagnosis see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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What are some options for someone who has degenerative arthritis in the neck and back?

Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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What are some options for someone who has degenerative arthritis in the neck and back?

Mechanical tx: Arthritis in the neck and back is a mechanical problem and is to be treated mechanically. I favor physical therapy, massage, maybe even chiropractor manipulations if those areas are stable, osteopathic procedures. Medications may only mitigate symptoms, but confer no benefit as far as disease modification. Steroid injections may work for some. Tens unit/iontophoresis are other pt modalities. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Canlas
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What are some treatment options for someone with degenerative arthritis in the neck and back?

Dr. Bernard Canlas
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What are some treatment options for someone with degenerative arthritis in the neck and back?

There are a lot: It depends on what symptoms are you experiencing in your neck and back. Conservative treatments like nsaids, acetaminophen, topical medications, physical therapy are examples. If you are experiencing pain that radiates to your extremities from your neck and back. Then a more aggressive approach is in order. Assuming you do not have surgical indications, interventional pain procedures could help. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin
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Can cervical nerve compression cause hand cramps ? Or any arthritis in the neck etc ?

Dr. Paul Grin
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Can cervical nerve compression cause hand cramps ? Or any arthritis in the neck etc ?

Definitely, yes: Entrapment of a motor nerve can result in muscle weakness or cramps. When the nerve roots C5-C6 are impinged, it can produce symptoms of the outside portion of the arm from the shoulder to the hand and thumb. This is one of the most common levels for a cervical nerve impingement. ...Read more

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Dr. Reid Winick
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The latest CT scan on my neck has shown arthritis in the neck joints. I have very tender scalp and an irritating painfrom the back of head to the crown area and I have diziness. What could be the reason?

Dr. Reid Winick
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Cervical dysfunction: I would seek out a physical therapist who cn treat cervical dysfunction. Hint: they should know ow to treat the whole body. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Cabot
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I feel like my pain management doctor looks at me like an addict. I need to go because I have inoperable levoscoliosis, a herniated disc and arthritis in my neck. I just feel very uncared for, like i'm a junkie. What should I do?

Dr. Daniel Cabot
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I feel like my pain management doctor looks at me like an addict. I need to go because I have inoperable levoscoliosis, a herniated disc and arthritis in my neck. I just feel very uncared for, like i'm a junkie. What should I do?

A real issue in med-: This is a big issue in medicine, esp with the increasing opioid deaths in usa. Assuming u have not had aberrant behaviors, you probably have pseudo-addiction which is actually undertreated pain but often presumed drug seeking behavior. Make sure you aren't misinterpreting your provider's attitude, and have an honest conversation. I'm sure your provider doesn't mean to make u feel this way. ...Read more

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Painful Joints (Definition)

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is a term used to describe a common type of arthritis in children. It is a long-term (chronic) disease resulting in ...Read more


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