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rheumatoid arthritis affects the neck joints,
particularly those located at the top of the spine, complications
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.
Current as of:
June 5, 2012
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Nancy Ann Shadick, MD, MPH - Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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