A 32-year-old male asked:
my spinal disk connecting neck to head has a slight congenital thinness. should i be concerned about a mild chronic neck pain?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Thomas Dowling answered
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No as disc space : Narrowing is a sign of us aging in terms of the spine which has been demonstrated to begin as early as 10 years of age with males showing signs on x-rays at an earlier age than females with smoking accelerating these changes as well as trauma and genetic basis. Don't sweat over the minor pain
Answered on Jun 7, 2013
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