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What About Necks?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 4, 2006
  • 01:50 PM

I've repeatedly read about ost. of the knee and hip, but never of the neck. Is this because so few of us have this grating of cartilage? Or is there another name for it?

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  • You are not alone.It is called cervical osteoarthritis or cervical spondylosis. Oesteoarthritis is the leading cause of disability in our country. Depending on where the information comes from approx. 60-85% of adults over age 65 would show cervical changes consistent with osteoarthritis on x-rays, so it is more common than you think. The reason you probably don't hear as much about it is that osteo of the hip or knee are far more impactful on person's lives due to the pain, inability to walk, etc. This then causes weight gain and again a more aggravated situation. Hope this helps.
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  • I have severe degeneration in the cervical spine. It is terrible, crippling even. And I'm sure there are many people out there with the same. It deserves the same attention as hips, etc. I still have a job, but life is not easy for me, and thats an everyday thing. I just keep goin.:confused:
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    • November 29, 2006
    • 03:26 AM
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