Neck Arthritis28 Jun 2014
Over a period of time, poor neck posture may cause joints to deteriorate, resulting in neck arthritis. The sensitive nerves can become pinched. Soft tissues like muscles and ligaments stiffen and become hard and inelastic as they try to assume a more supportive function. Because the joints become unstable the ligaments which attach bones harden and try to act like bones.
Understand your arthritis
Osteoarthritis: the most frequently diagnosed form of arthritis is considered one of the “ailments” of old age caused by normal wear and tear on joints. It affects both men and women equally and usually involves symptoms of stiffness and joint pain. Joints which are weight-bearing or under frequent strain are the most frequently affected, and include the knees, hips, spine, and hands.
Rheumatoid arthritis: an inflammation and swelling of joint membranes caused by the body’s autoimmune response. This form of arthritis usually begins in middle age and affects women more frequently than men.
Fatty, cold-water fish such as salmon, mackerel, and sardines. These are a rich natural source of omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation in the joints. Fresh flaxseed oil is another outstanding source of this healthy fat. Simply drizzle a teaspoonful on your salad every day, or grind up whole flax seeds
Tap water, well water, and even bottled and filtered water contain chemicals and insoluble calcium and mineral deposits that can settle in your joints. The only way to get pure water is to distill your water. Drink at least a gallon a day until you notice an improvement in your joints and arthritic pain; after that, be sure to keep up a minimum of eight glasses per day.
Spinal arthritis (disc degeneration)
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, where the body attacks itself. Antibodies develop and cause pain in joint tissues.
There is no single treatment that works for everyone with arthritis. Even two people with the same diagnosis will likely experience pain differently and react differently to different treatments.