OrioCarol, I can't interpret your xrays at all but I can tell you that prior to lyme my neck would make a slight grinding sound when I turned my head from side to side. Not very noticeable at all.
When I got lyme disease it was VERY noticeable and it seemed to be much worse. I am totally unsure if it was that lyme made me more sensitive to the sound? Or had it gotten worse because of lyme?
Before I got lyme my knees were bad and I would get steroid injections about every 6 months to alleviate the pain in my knees. My first lyme symptom was my knees got worse and I went for injections. I had no idea I had lyme disease. So did lyme make it worse? Or did lyme just make me full of inflammation and everything hurt?
I have no idea. Now currently here is where my life is. I have been without lyme symptoms for a year and a half. My neck sounds horrible when I turn from side to side and I get injections in my knees every 3 months (that is the most often they will give them to me).
I had a MRI of my knees and the result was Severe on both knees. Is it just the wear and tear or did lyme actually make them worse faster. I knew they were progressively going to get worse but did lyme do this?
Then it came time for me to have a bone scan (dexa scan). Findings are consistent with osteoporosis and osteopenia. I will never know if this was just age, hereditary or lyme.
I focus now on dairy-free food sources of calcium. Foods good for your bones are broccoli, leafy green vegetables (can you ever get enough kale?), tofu, almonds, beans, and sesame seeds. These are definitely some good choices to consider adding to your diet on a regular basis. You need about 500 to 800mg a day (one cup of cooked broccoli has 180mg of calcium, just to give you an idea).
Dairy, like cheese and ice cream, is acidic, and your body is better off eating food with a more alkaline pH. When you eat a lot of dairy, your body pulls calcium from your bones to try and neutralize the acidity.
For years I thought eating dairy was giving me calcium - good excuse to eat ice cream, eh? Now I grab a handful of almonds.
I don't know if anything I have written is helpful for you personally. Like I said, I just don't know how lyme played a part in the deterioration of my bones. I don't think it helped.