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    Adult Still's disease

    Adult Still’s disease is a rare illness that causes high fevers, rash, and joint pain. It may lead to long-term (chronic) arthritis. Still’s disease is a severe version of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), which occurs in children. Adults can have the same condition. The disease is ...

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    Ankylosing spondylitis

    Cervical spondylosis is a disorder that results from abnormal growth of the bones of the neck and degeneration and mineral deposits in the cushions between the vertebrae. Progressive neck pain is a key indication of cervical spondylosis. It may be the only symptom in many cases. Examination often shows limited ability to bend the head toward the shoulders and limited ability to rotate the head.  The goal of treatment is relief of pain and prevention of permanent spinal cord and nerve root injury.

    Ankylosing spondylitis is a long-term type of arthritis. It most commonly affects the bones and joints at the base of the spine where it connects with the pelvis. These joints become swollen and inflamed. Over time, the affected spinal bones join together.

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    Arthritis

    Osteoarthritis is a chronic disease of the joint cartilage and bone, often thought to result from "wear and tear" on a joint, although there are other causes such as congenital defects, trauma and metabolic disorders. Joints appear larger, are stiff and painful and usually feel worse the more they are used throughout the day.

    Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints. A joint is the area where two bones meet. There are over 100 different types of arthritis.