My husband fractured his neck - c7 and has severe arthritis in his neck - how wil this effect his healing process?
I am concerned about it a future break because of the arthritis, too. Will future strain be a concern, because he is a farmer a does alot of lifting - will that have to change after the healing process?
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I don't see a reason for his severe arthritis affecting his healing process. Future strain will however be a concern given his occupation, but mainly for worsening his pain. I would also recommend getting his Vitamin D and calcium levels checked in addition to being screened for osteoporosis, which is thinning of the bones. He will be at risk of increased fractures if his bones are brittle.
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