I've recently had several patients in with complex cases of neck pain that is not the typical of the neck pain that is from sleeping awkwardly overnight.
This is due to early wear and tear in neck joints and discs from trauma or aging, causing compression of the spinal nerves exiting the spine. Sometimes the spinal cord can even get pinched causing shoulder or leg weakness and/or pain.
It is paramount that one gets checked regularly to avoid the long term effects of what is called Cervical Myelopathy.
It can be effectively treated if caught early, without the need for surgical intervention.
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