Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Osteoarthritis in the Neck Evaluation

The evaluation of cervical osteoarthritis begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with cervical osteoarthritis may include:

Physical findings in someone with serious cervical osteoarthritis include:

Testing is necessary to evaluate those with severe pain, or persistent numbness or weakness.

Tests that may be used to evaluate cervical osteoarthritis include:

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Last Updated: Dec 7, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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