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I've an arthritic neck (mid. To severe). I'm 64. I'm wondering in such cases what, if any, progression of the disease occurs? Does it stabilize?
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Dr. Otto Placik
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In brief: C-spine Arthritis
The severity and progression depend on several factors including stress patterns of usage as well as the condiiton of the bone.
Osteoporotic females have a greater tendency for vertebral collapse and arthritis. A variety of newer medications can slow this progression. A radiologic study will be useful in guaging the extent of the disease.

In brief: C-spine Arthritis
The severity and progression depend on several factors including stress patterns of usage as well as the condiiton of the bone.
Osteoporotic females have a greater tendency for vertebral collapse and arthritis. A variety of newer medications can slow this progression. A radiologic study will be useful in guaging the extent of the disease.
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