"Your neck is crumbling"
"You have degeneration in your spine"
"You have 10 years to live" (which was an incorrect diagnosis)
"You'll end up in a wheelchair"
"You need to be careful"
"You need to protect your back"
Holy shit, I swear not only do I cringe every time a client tells me what they have been told by other Health Care Professionals but I get SO angry!
Where the hell is the 'care' when making them absolutely petrified to move, to live.
So much evidence is coming out that pathologies do not indicate that there will be pain, dysfunction or a reduced quality of life.
And in fact, causing people to fear their body and how they move will have a more detrimental impact on their health, wellbeing and life than any pathology ever will.
At the end of the day, sticks and stones may break bones but words can hurt forever.
Think before you say something that may change the course of someone's life!