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Neck grates, no pain yet...

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  • Posted By: angie5
  • November 21, 2007
  • 10:24 PM

My heart goes out to those many, many people who have such serious problems and often terrible pain.

I have neither right now, but if you have a moment, and if you would be so kind to comment:

I'm 40+, and my neck has been grating and grinding when I turn my head to either side -- getting worse now. No pain.

My question (as I see no answer on this site or on the 'net) -- Is there anything preventative that I can do NOW, to slow my cartilage from degenerating/becoming hopelessly arthritic? At least tell me: do I try to move my head LESS, to preserve what little cartilage I may have, or do I follow a neighbor's advice to keep it moving even MORE, "to break up all them pesky arthritic connections".

Thanks -- I would really appreciate a word from someone who knows.

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  • Find a Doctor of Chiropractic in your are that many people like and trust. Ever had any auto accidents, or other injuries to the neck ? If so, find a DC that knows how to help your neck get is proper curve back. The technique I really like for that was developed by Vern Pierce, DC. If you decrease the amount of turning your neck does, it will get used to that and turn even less. IME as a DC proper adjusting decreases the grating and should make it go away in a month or two.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 23, 2007
    • 11:21 PM
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  • Thanks, your letter is pretty much the impetus I needed. The last thing I want is for my neck to get less mobile. Don't know much about chiropractors, but shall ask around.
    angie5 2 Replies
    • November 24, 2007
    • 00:44 PM
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