Re: Neck Arthritis - need info
Have you had an MRI done? I would highly suggest that. My doctor thougth it was JUST arthritis and after an MRI it showed I had disc compression, stenosis, bulging etc... so now I have to go see a Neuro surgeon. Greanted I have pain in my neck and you don't, but just to be sure. I know what you mean about the cracking when you turn your neck, that was a big concern, and that is arthritis, but be sure that is ALL it is.
I would go see an orthapedist or a neurologist, or even have your pcp send you for an MRI of cervical spine. If it is just arthritis you could go for physical therapy to strengthen your neck. I agree that just being idle about it will make it worse.