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What does arthritis in the neck feel like?

What does arthritis in the neck feel like?

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

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 does psoriatic arthritis in the neck feel like usually?

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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Can loss of normal cervical lordosis be caused by rheumatoid arthritis? If so, would there be signs of RA on the x-ray or MRI of cervical spine?

Can loss of normal cervical lordosis be caused by rheumatoid arthritis? If so, would there be signs of RA on the x-ray or MRI of cervical spine?

It can be seen in-: -many conditions spasm, positioning on an X ray tsbl, can be seen in advanced RA, ankylosing spondylitis. It in of itself is not diagnostic. Exam & labs are needed 2 Dx RA. ...Read more

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I recently started eating hemp hearts. Is that good for me being I have arthritis, heart problems, thyroid problem and high blood pressure?

I recently started eating hemp hearts. Is that good for me being I have arthritis, heart problems, thyroid problem and high blood pressure?

Hemp hearts: I find a myriad of commercial articles and no scientific articles on hemp hearts. It appears that real evidence of it making other than anecdotal improvement is lacking. ...Read more

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My mom has diagnosed with arthritis on her throat. What will be her treatment for this? Aside from the medicine that the doctor was given to her?

My mom has diagnosed with arthritis on her throat. What will be her treatment for this? Aside from the medicine that the doctor was given to her?

Depends where: If you have rheumatiod arthritis you can arthritis of the cricoarythenoid joint in the throat. This may be the problem but we don't know the details. Her evaluation will supply the answers. ...Read more

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A week ago I developed reactive arthritis after a throat infection. Now my throat is fine but my joints are still very painful. How long does it last?

A week ago I developed reactive arthritis after a throat infection. Now my throat is fine but my joints are still very painful. How long does it last?

If U did not have a-: -strep screen & were not treated, rheumatic fever is my first thought. Get in 2 B evaluated NOW!!! ...Read more

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My knee has been hurting on and off for three days, not from trauma. I just finished antibiotics for strep throat. Does that rule out septic arthritis?

My knee has been hurting on and off for three days, not from trauma. I just finished antibiotics for strep throat. Does that rule out septic arthritis?

In septic arthritis: Pain would be continuous, joint swollen, and have limited ability to move the joint, antibiotics for strep throat won't clear it, what you probably have is mild knee sprain, no need for manifest trauma, a wrong move or a sudden twist way before the symptoms can cause it, pain killers and knee brace would help, also RICE, rest, ice compresses and elevation can help, if still suffering, c ur doctor ...Read more

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Inflammatory arthritis dx. Recent lethargy and cold intolerance. TSH and T4 normal but thyroid antibodies positive. Treatment for thyroid needed?

Inflammatory arthritis dx. Recent lethargy and cold intolerance. TSH and T4 normal but thyroid antibodies positive. Treatment for thyroid needed?

Endocrinology input: As this is a relative issue, depends on the levels and types of antibodies present, needs an expert in thyroid disorders to give you a definitive answer and a follow up plan, you can try first an Endocrinologist on HealthTap, good luck ...Read more

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Suffering from migraine, palinopsia, vertigo, nausea, painful joints, fatigue, dry mouth with burning tongue, swollen salivary glands and throat. Help?

Suffering from migraine, palinopsia, vertigo, nausea, painful joints, fatigue, dry mouth with burning tongue, swollen salivary glands and throat. Help?

See a neurologist: The symptoms you described is a serious medical condition that needs to be addressed by a neurologist. An additional referral to rheumathologist is also warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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Neck arthritus feels like I'm slouching what can I do?

Neck arthritus feels like I'm slouching what can I do?

Get a Diagnosis: The he first step in treating any problem is to know what the problem is. If your arthritis is osteoarthritis or disk disease the main treatment would be physical therapy. There are other types of arthritis which affect the spine and other diseases which could affect someone your age. These may require separate treatments. The first step is to see your doctor and get a definite answer. ...Read more

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Is neck arthritus treatable?

Is neck arthritus treatable?

No treatment needed: If it is not bothering you. When symptomatic, see a spinal specialist, to initiate conservative management, which will be likely all that will be needed to properly control symptoms related to this. ...Read more

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Is neck arthritus life threatening?

Is neck arthritus life threatening?

No: Can cause pain and stiffness. Can cause headaches and spasm. Can cause burning and numbness. Can even cause leg and arm problems.. If it is so severe can cause neurologic deficits. But it is not life threatening. ...Read more

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Can u use heat teraphy for neck artheritis?

Yes: Heat is useful for arthritis among other treatments including antiinflammatories, rest, support, therapy, ice, accupuncture, cortisone injections. ...Read more

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What is severe neck arthritus, and how to treat it?

What is severe neck arthritus, and how to treat it?

Medical evaluation.: If you are not already having this treated by your physician - or a specialist this is important. You can ask your physician about incorporating acupuncture into your treatment plan. It will not cure arthritis but it can help to reduce pain & inflammation. Take care. ...Read more

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I have severe neck arthritus can I still weight train?

I have severe neck arthritus can I still weight train?

Maybe: If your neck arthritis is osteoarthritis and/ or degenerative disk disease you can use weights. This should be very light weights with increased reputations. Isometric and range of motion exercise can also help your arthritis. If it is another type of arthritis the answer may be different. You should check with your doctor or ask again for specific disease. ...Read more

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What can I do with the crackling sound of neck arthritus?

Physical therapy: If the problem is only noise and not pain, neurologic symptoms or nerve damage the most important treatment is regular physical therapy exercise. You may want to ask your doctor for instruction or referral to a therapist to be trained in an exercise program. ...Read more

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What can I do for arthirits in the neck besides medication?

What can I do for arthirits in the neck besides medication?

Pain Treatments: Yes, there are many very effective alternatives. Acupuncture, massage, yoga, weight training and muscle strengthening to hold the neck in better position. I believe that the only long term option for these troubles is really yoga. There comes with this practice a healing that western medicine can only hope for. ...Read more

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Neck and shoulder arthritus what can I do to make it more comfortable?

Neck and shoulder arthritus what can I do to make it more comfortable?

Medication and: It takes a program-identify what causes the pain and try to minimize that. Selective use of medications and therapy will help. ...Read more

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I have neck arthritus are their certain exercises to eleviate stiffness?

I have neck arthritus are their certain exercises to eleviate stiffness?

Yes, but as directed: Neck strengthening, range of motion and stretching are all important. However, these should be appropriate and not haphazard. Ask your primary to send you to physical therapy for a few sessions to teach you a home exercise program. If you have ben cleared, here is a site with some decent exercises:
http://www. Spine-health. Com/conditions/neck-pain/neck-stretches. ...Read more

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I have neck arthritus, key remedy is a good diet and exercising is that right?

I have neck arthritus, key remedy is a good diet and exercising is that right?

Yes: An anti-inflammatory diet and exercise to maintain joint mobility is key. Physical therapy is a good first step to educate on safe stretching and exercise programs. ...Read more

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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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I have severe neck arthritus and shoulder arthritus what can I do to alleviate the probem?

First,: You should see either a rheumatologist or an orthopedic surgeon to examine you, perform x-rays as indicated, possibly lab work to determine what type of arthritis you may have and then treat appropriately. ...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