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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Are other diseases associated with osteoarthritis?

    I’ve heard that having osteoarthritis can mean that I am more susceptible to other chronic disease like heart disease. Is this true?
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  • Dr Ben Schutte


    I am a vitalistic chiropractor. Vitalism as a concept, in part, means that the whole is much more than the some of the parts. The … View Profile

    It is more that there are different types of Arthritis…
    Rheumatoid A,
    Psoriatic A,
    Ankelosing spondilitis,

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    I have been diagnosed with Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disease, and Spondolitis. Also have Hypertension and have a Pace Maker.
    In the morning I am very stiff and the pain isn't just all down my back but my muscles ache and it becomes very difficult to walk at times. I have had Ross River Fever years ago and was wondering whether this has caused some of this.

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