Back and Neck Injury/Neck arthritis??

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For the last 5 months I have a pain in my neck, behind my left ear. My doctor says it is arthirtis. I have done physical therapy, had X-rays, seen chiropractors, been on pain medicine, done exercises and had an MRI.  Nothing seems to help.  The MRI results are attached.  Can you explain this?

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Hello, Hedy,

Yes. You have very contracted (tight) neck muscles.

Please see this entry for more details:
http://somatics.com/whiplash.htm

You need to recover the ability to relax in your neck. That's accomplished by somatic education exercises that train your muscular control.

If you wish specific recommendations, please ask.  

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