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I have been diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis as well as polyarthralgia. Negative rheumatoid factor. Often i have spasms in my back and frequent?

I have been diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis as well as polyarthralgia.  Negative rheumatoid factor.  Often i have spasms in my back and frequent?

Spasms: You must see a back specialist - and don't wait too long. May be a rude question. but do you have children, and if so do you think this is part of your symptoms. No, I am not blaming you or your children, but do want to know if you need more advice. Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...Read more


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What is rheumatism?

What is rheumatism?

Outdated term: We no longer use the term rheumatism as it previously referred to multiple conditions that affected joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and even nerves. In some cases, it meant rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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What causes rheumatism?

What causes rheumatism?

Osteoarthritis: Rheumatism is an older generic term for arthritic type of aches and pains. It is not a specific diagnosis. It can have many causes but most often is a term used for osteoarthritic pain. ...Read more

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What causes rheumatism artritis?

What causes rheumatism artritis?

Genes, environment: The complete answer is unknown, but this is certainly a genetic disease. We have known to quite some time that RA clusters within families. There are non-genetic causes (environment), such as smoking, that also increases the risk of developing ra. The arthritis foundation has a webpage that attempts to answer this question: http://www.Arthritis.Org/who-gets-rheumatoid-arthritis.Php. ...Read more

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What pain medicine to help rheumatism ?

What pain medicine to help rheumatism ?

Many Options: Great questions. There many options in this situation. First line agents include anti-inflammatories and tylenol (acetaminophen). More advanced medications include drugs that attempt to treat the underlying cause of rheumatism. Although opioids are occasionally used they are unlikely to help in the long-term. ...Read more

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Why do so many farmers have rheumatism?

Why do so many farmers have rheumatism?

Farmers rheumatism: Farmers work long hours, often in tough work conditions. If unable to take a break from labors during growing seasons or when tending to daily chores, or to take time off if injured, wear and tear can take their toll. Those of us who eat what farmers produce rarely stop to thank them for their efforts-- so here's to farmers! ...Read more

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Are infrared lights good for rheumatism pains?

Are infrared lights good for rheumatism pains?

The warm joints!: Warming inflamed joints can help alleviate symptoms of joint pain. However, no benefit, other than symptom improvement occurs. (this has been shown about warm paraffin baths for hands in rheumatoid arthritis.). ...Read more

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What is the best homemade cure for rheumatism?

None: If by homemade, you mean it is something that you can make yourself, the answer is none. ...Read more

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What is the difference between athrithis, rheumatism?

What is the difference between athrithis, rheumatism?

No difference: These terms are typically used interchangeably. Rheumatoid arthritis on the other hand is quite different from osteoarthritis in that it much more inflammatory and typically more debilitating. ...Read more