Fortunately I have not had problems with my neck. I main issues are my SI joints, hips, and shoulders. So many of my tendons are calcified at the insertion points that my tendons are severely compromised. According to my rheumy many of them look like Swiss cheese. I have to be careful because sudden exertion can cause them to rupture. It seems I recall reading that men are more prone to cervical spine fusion. I do try to do exercises to strengthen the muscles that support the areas where I am prone to inflammation. If I fuse, I want to be as straight as possible.
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