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Neck pain is a very common pain problem in young adults as well as elderly persons. Neck supports head (weighing 6-8 kg) as well as provides movement of head in different planes. Neck Pain can be recovered by Dr. Sanjeev, who is amongst the Pain Management Specialists in Jaipur.

Causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis :

1.Genetics: There is a genetic component to rheumatoid arthritis. Certain genes, especially those related to the immune system, play a role in increasing the risk of developing the condition. If you have a family history of RA, your risk of developing it may be higher.

2.Autoimmunity: Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, which means the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s own tissues, particularly the synovium (the lining of the joints). This abnormal immune response leads to inflammation in the joints.

3.Environmental Triggers: Environmental factors, such as infections or exposure to certain substances, may trigger or worsen the immune system’s response, leading to the development of rheumatoid arthritis in genetically susceptible individuals.

4.Gender: RA is more common in women than in men. Hormonal factors may contribute to the higher prevalence in women.

5.Age: Rheumatoid arthritis can occur at any age, but it most commonly begins between the ages of 30 and 60.

6.Smoking: Smoking is a well-established environmental risk factor for developing rheumatoid arthritis. It can increase the likelihood of developing RA and make the disease more severe.


Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis :

  • Joint Pain and Stiffness: Persistent joint pain and stiffness are hallmark symptoms of RA. The pain is often worse in the morning or after periods of inactivity.
  • Joint Swelling: Affected joints may become swollen and feel warm to the touch due to inflammation.
  • Symmetrical Joint Involvement: RA typically affects joints on both sides of the body simultaneously, such as both wrists, both knees, or both hands.
  • Joint Redness and Warmth: Inflamed joints may appear red and feel warm due to increased blood flow and inflammation.
  • Decreased Range of Motion: As RA progresses, joint damage can limit the range of motion, making it difficult to move the affected joints fully.
  • Fatigue: People with RA often experience fatigue, a persistent feeling of tiredness and lack of energy.

is by clinical examination mainly. X-ray of cervical spine can be ordered to rule out bony abnormalities. MRI cervical spine is used to rule out disc prolapse, nerve compression, spinal stenosis, etc

For details of treatment, consult Spine and Pain medicine specialist Dr. Sanjeev K. Sharma.