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I am 20 years old and have degenerative arthritis in my neck. What can I do for 60 years?

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Dr. Rohit Keswani
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Usual activities

It's a bit unusual to have degenerative arthritis of the neck at such a young age so you should have the diagnosis checked.
Beyond that, if you don't have symptoms, you should mostly carry on with your usual activities. If you are having pain however you may require activity modification and possibly some physical therapy and oral pain medications. Speak with a physiatrist or orthopedist.

In brief: Usual activities

It's a bit unusual to have degenerative arthritis of the neck at such a young age so you should have the diagnosis checked.
Beyond that, if you don't have symptoms, you should mostly carry on with your usual activities. If you are having pain however you may require activity modification and possibly some physical therapy and oral pain medications. Speak with a physiatrist or orthopedist.
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