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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Suggest treatment for stiff neck

i have stiff neck, maybe from my degenerative discs,.... but most of the joints on my joints on my left side are hurting. Both wrists hurt and ankle joints , toe joints are stiff and the lefts, second toe hurts more than the other toes. the left side by my heart is painful when i lay down. earlier noticed that I couldn t get a deep breath and still feel that way. thank you for taking my question
Fri, 15 Sep 2017
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hi, I had gone through your question and understand your concerns
With such presentations in my clinic, I would first rule out Ankylosing spondylitis as It may cause generalized stiffness and limited chest expansion.
Ankylosing spondylitis could be diagnosed by doing the following:
-HLA B27
- x- RAY PELVIS TO SEARCH FOR SACROILEITIS
- MEASURING CHEST EPANSION.
-X ray and MRI for cervical spine
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