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Treatment of Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Neck Pain

Purpose:

To evaluate and manage a patient with rheumatoid arthritis and neck pain using the algorithm of Fehring and Brooks.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis, severity, prognosis, stage, response to therapy, disease progression

ICD-10:

M05, M06

Description:

Fehring and Brooks used an algorithm to evaluate patients with rheumatoid arthritis and neck pain. This can help identify and manage patients with instability or upward translocation involving the cervical spine. The authors are from Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

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