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Can untreated rheumatoid arthritis cause nervous system damage or problems with the nervous system?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Can occur!

But unlikely! rheumatoid vascultiis can occur, and the blood vessel inflammation can affect nerves.
Amyloidosis, is a rare but severe complication and can affect the nervous system. Finally, atlanto-axial subluxation can occur (in cervical spine) and cause paralysis! all are usually late complications of untreated ra! the most common, which can occur any time is carpal tunnel disease!

In brief: Can occur!

But unlikely! rheumatoid vascultiis can occur, and the blood vessel inflammation can affect nerves.
Amyloidosis, is a rare but severe complication and can affect the nervous system. Finally, atlanto-axial subluxation can occur (in cervical spine) and cause paralysis! all are usually late complications of untreated ra! the most common, which can occur any time is carpal tunnel disease!
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