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Neck pain, Degenerative Joint Disease and your Xrays

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A client  came to me and showed me his Xrays. He had neck pain and felt doomed because it showed that he had degeneration in his joints. He was resigned to the fact that he would have to live with pain because of this degeneration. How wrong he was!

I told him that 90-95% of people over the age of 60 have degeneration in their neck to some degree but of course most of these people do not suffer from neck pain. The link between degenerative joints and discs and pain is very limited. Every day throughout the world people have xrays and MRIs showing joints that have been worn but have no pain whatsoever.

Just like your car, certain things get worn after using them for a long time. The major problem with your neck is that you cant just go and get spare parts for it( not yet anyway). What you must do is make sure that you minimize the amount of  damage to your body through diet, lifestyle and posture.

When it comes to your neck,  the most damaging thing that you can do to your neck is sit and stand  all day with a forward head posture. This is the major cause of neck pain and also why so many of my clients who have stopped doing this have become pain free regardless of their joints degeneration. This is because they were aggravating their necks by continually using bad posture which continually strained their soft tissues and discs.

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