Rheumatoid Arthritis: Neck Symptoms
When rheumatoid arthritis affects the neck joints, particularly those located at the top of the spine, spinal cord complications can occur.
Neck pain along with weakness, numbness, or tingling of hands, feet, legs, or arms is the most common symptom of possible pressure on the spinal cord. Although compression of the spinal cord is fairly rare, if untreated it can lead to paralysis.
eMedicineHealth Medical Reference from Healthwise
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2012 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.