Our expert says:
Degenerative disease refers to the wear and tear canges of the joints and in your case it is affecting the neck vertebrae. This means that there are probably some bony growths called osteophytes between the vertebrae and the little joints are not articulating well.
Some people have no symptoms and others experience extreme discomfort. Make sure you have a good pillow and keep on doing neck mobilising exercises. You can also try Pilates exercise. Unfortunately not everyone responds the same to therapy and surgery is not really an option- it is usually a last resort and not guaranteed to be successful- fortunately you have no nerve impingement.
You can also try some heat therapy and different anti-inflammatory drugs. Good luck!
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