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Weakness in fingers, pain in neck, excess salivation. Can cervical arthritis affect speech ?

my mom is 75 and being tested for cervial arthritis . She has no pain in her hands, but weakness in her fingers. Her pain is in the upper neck, into a left should on top and in the wing. no numbness. She fights at times to keep her head up and visually her posture is off. She also is producing alot of saliva , and it affects her speech. Can this type of arthritis affect speech, as well as mouth and tongue movements.
Asked On : Mon, 29 Oct 2012
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Thank you for writing
I just now undergone your case your mom have to take physiotherapy to overcome that neck pain followed by some physio exercises.... she has to take Interferiential therapy to neck and left limb till where she is having pain and also should do shoulder pulley,finger ladder exercise,and also some neck physio exercises thrice a day......... U had not mentioned that does she is having bulkiness near shoulder reason If she is having bulkiness then she is having frozen shoulder and she should not strain her neck and hand by lifting over weights or doing continues work with that hand
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Answered: Sun, 9 Jun 2013
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