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Does anyone else have cervical neck pain and swelling?

Does anyone here have RA in their neck?


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  • northlake author
    3 months ago

    Thanks so much for your comments and encouragement. There are so many aches and pain with RA that sometimes I end up looking for problems. I need to quit looking for problems. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

  • Gidgxx
    3 months ago

    I’ve had pain in my neck for many years but recently in the last 3 months its been getting alot worse. The stiffness is way more intense this time so I can’t move it very well. I will be bringing this up with the rheumatologist next time I see him.

  • David Advent moderator
    3 months ago

    Hi @gidgxx, so sorry to hear that you’re experiencing neck pain and that it’s getting worse. You’re definitely not alone: I’ve been having neck pain with my RA, too, particularly in the morning when I first wake up.

    I’m glad you’ll be talking about this with your rheumatologist; communication with them is so important when you have RA.

    Thank you for your comment and for being a member of this community. Wishing you the best,

    David (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team Member)

  • Lawrence 'rick' Phillips moderator
    5 months ago

    My wife says I am a pain in the neck. but she does not have RA. Or,, does she? I may suggest that to her next time…..

    Never mind I just found out that was not such a good plan.

    I want you to know that yes I have neck pain and yes my wife says I am a pain in the neck. One is caused by RA and one is caused by a husband. You can guess which might be which.

  • northlake author
    5 months ago

    Thank you for your feedback. I very much appreciate it. RA is a mean disease! Northlake

  • 2mra
    5 months ago

    Hello Northlake:

    Yes, I have had neck pain due to RA for many years. My Rheumy mentioned a surgery but I’d need to wear a “halo” for some time. A friend of ours had to wear a “halo” also after falling off a building which he was doing work on.

    Needless, to say, I’m not in any hurry to want that surgery. Hopefully, they find a surgery that is less barbaric. Meanwhile, I continue with my meds which help a bit, use a warm pack on my neck and wear a collar when it is really painful.

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