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What are the treatment options for moderate to severe arthritic neck? I've used acupuncture with moderate success. Slightly better results stretching.
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Neck arthritis
If arthritis is the only problem (having ruled out disc disease, vascular problems or tumors), then physical therapy along with the use of anti-arthritic medications offers the best relief.
Discuss this with your rheumatologist. Acupuncture offers immediate, but short term relief and has little if any long term utility.

In brief: Neck arthritis
If arthritis is the only problem (having ruled out disc disease, vascular problems or tumors), then physical therapy along with the use of anti-arthritic medications offers the best relief.
Discuss this with your rheumatologist. Acupuncture offers immediate, but short term relief and has little if any long term utility.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: E-stim
Hello, was the acupuncture with or without electrical stimulation? Addition of e-stim can make a big different.
Gua sha is also helpful. I would suggest a patchwork quilt - physical therapy, acpuncture, stretching, heat & any other options recommended by your physician.

In brief: E-stim
Hello, was the acupuncture with or without electrical stimulation? Addition of e-stim can make a big different.
Gua sha is also helpful. I would suggest a patchwork quilt - physical therapy, acpuncture, stretching, heat & any other options recommended by your physician.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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