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Rheumatoid Arthritis: Neck Symptoms

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When rheumatoid arthritis affects the neck joints, particularly those located at the top of the spine, complications can occur.

Neck pain along with weakness, numbness, or tingling of hands, feet, legs, or arms is the most common symptom of possible pressure on the spinal cord or on the nerve roots. Although compression of the spinal cord is fairly rare, it can lead to paralysis if it is not treated.


Credits for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Neck Symptoms

Current as of: April 30, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Nancy Ann Shadick MD, MPH - Internal Medicine, Rheumatology


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