Posts Tagged ‘Rheumatoid Arthritis spine’

  • Anyone Else Lose Time Thanks to Rheumatoid Disease?

    I lost another week. Anyone know where I put it? Seems like the left side of my cervical spine had an inflammation party this week. I ended up with some swelling that pinched the nerve going down the back of my arm and pushed a rib out near my shoulder blade. The orthopedic doc figures […]

  • New England Compounding Center and Beyond: Medications Warnings and Dangers

    When there are warnings of dangers related to medication, there is greater risk to chronic disease patients for two reasons: First, we may be more likely to use the drugs in question. And second, we are more vulnerable because we have a systemic illness. Several news reports over the past few weeks are especially relevant […]

  • Accessing a “Controlled” Medication (Carisoprodol) – a Pain in the Neck

    One of the most insidious barriers to proper treatment of Rheumatoid Disease, and other painful diseases, is something that has become a touchy topic and a political hot potato: the controlled status of various medicines to treat disease symptoms. For the past few years, I’ve encouraged patients to recognize and consider options for both disease […]

  • Five Things I’ve Learned about Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Neck

    I promised to write about what’s going on with my neck. It’s hard to sort out what would help others to know, so I made a list of five things I’ve learned. Sometimes, it’s about sharing our journey too. Here are 5 things I’ve learned about Rheumatoid Arthritis in the neck 1) Do not ignore […]

  • Life of a Professional Patient, Blog#7: Radiofrequency Ablation with RA?

    Radiofrequency ablation has nothing to do with RA. Unless RA pain from the spine is real. Warning: This is one of those personal posts. It was an unusual week. Monday: We drove to Orlando for Roo’s hernia post-op appointment. It’s all good. I wish every doc were so skilled. Tiger saw his Fairy Godmother (hearing […]

  • Excellent Rheumatology Care with a Horrible Rheumatoid Disease

    RA Warrior is glad to welcome David Biundo to share some male perspective of living with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Over the last few months David’s rheumatologist has read and re-read his nuclear bone scan and various X-rays and MRI’s in order to carefully monitor the progression of David’s cervical spine Rheumatoid Arthritis. The nuclear bone scan […]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Back Problems

    I’m writing about back problems and Rheumatoid Arthritis since I’ve been asked several times to discuss this topic. This is a blog that is a mixture of experience and questions, not a scientific examination or review of all back issues.  I’ve met so many Rheumatoid Arthritis patients with back problems Like many with Rheumatoid Arthritis, […]

  • What Is the List of Rheumatoid Arthritis Joints?

    Searching for proof for Rheumatoid Arthritis joints Several people have recently asked me questions about which joints can be affected by Rheumatoid Arthritis.  Cindy’s post is a typical example. People write that they are worried because when they complain about an RA symptom, a doctor has told them something like this: “You cannot get Rheumatoid […]

  • Can Rheumatoid Arthritis Affect the Spine?

    You can’t get Rheumatoid Arthritis in the spine, can you? (The funny noises in my neck say yes. Let’s see what the funny-sounding medical words say about RA in the spine…) The only books on Rheumatoid Arthritis that I read are ones from “legitimate” sources such as recognized university hospitals or M.D.’s who specialize in rheumatology. […]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Basilar Invagination

    The story of the courageous and cute Nicole Bradshaw Imagine cold sharp screws digging into your skull while you are wide awake. No, it’s not an early Halloween movie. It’s Nicole Bradshaw’s autobiography. This vibrant Australian young woman has lived with Rheumatoid Arthritis since childhood. She became accustomed to pain, surgeries, and medications. Her courageous […]

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