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A 20-year-old male asked:

a month neck, back, shoulder pain/tight. migraines for yrs. bar swall rev congen c5c6 vert fusion unknown all life. i'm 20. poss pain relation now?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
No: The congenital fusion has been there since birth, and would not cause symptoms; but it is certainly possible that one of the other areas of your spine may be abnormal, possibly causing nerve impingement. Consider being seen and possibly getting an MRI which will likely show the cause of your symptoms.

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