To bring awareness to the fatal complications, associated with of rheumatoid arthritis or better described as, “rheumatoid disease.” Family members, caregivers, and healthcare workers must be familiarized with the sign and symptoms of spinal instability! Our family was uninformed, that this fatal condition was associated with the disease my Mother had.
Eighty-six percent of RA patients have the disease in their spine. How many of those receive neck imaging as a preventative, diagnostic tool? The statistics are dangerously low and that needs to change.
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