“Lene, you’re a neurological accident waiting to happen.”
X-rays had indicated that my rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may be making the joint that connects my spine to my skull unstable. And that's really the last place you want instability: Damage there could lead to a serious spinal-cord injury or worse. Fortunately, a CT scan revealed that I wasn't in danger, but in my research I learned that 8 out of 10 people with RA have some sort of neck problem. They're not all life-threatening, but they are issues we need to know about.