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A 25-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?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
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
Last updated Jun 7, 2013

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