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  1. Cheryl M

    Why would X-ray cause improvement?

    Hello. I have ME and hypermobility. Last year I had a foot X-ray in case there was a break (it was actually synovitis). I had a mini-remission after this, a feeling of wellbeing that lasted about a week. Is there any reason why X-rays would benefit your health?