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I have my results from the doctor, I have Osteoarthritis in my neck,

By July 20, 2010 - 7:31pm
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They have given me voltaren tablets, Is this mean that I have it for the rest of my life?

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Hi my name is amber iam 23 and also have arthritis in my neck ,what treatments have helped you?

May 7, 2014 - 8:45am

Hi Shirlena

Yes, once you develop osteoarthritis you usually have it for life. However, there are many interventions that can make it less painful, including the Voltaren. Physical therapy or yoga or other exercise can strengthen muscles in the area to help decrease the pain. There are injections that can be tried if the pain remains severe, and further down the line there are surgical options if you don't get relief.

This isn't to say you will need surgery, I just want you to know there are a lot of options for decreasing arthritis pain. The National Institute of Health has an info page: http://www.nih.gov/news/WordonHealth/jun2000/story03.htm, and so do we: http://www.empowher.com/condition/osteoarthritis/definition.

I hope this helps. If you have further questions, please let us know. Thank you for writing.

July 22, 2010 - 6:58am
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