Cervical Disk Degeneration

Neck pain is a common musculoskeletal complaint. It affects at least 50% of the population over a life span. There are multiple causes of neck pain, but the cervical disk is a very common source. The disk is the cushion pad between each vertebral body, as described below. The cervical disk may degenerate as part of the normal aging process without any symptoms. Degeneration describes the natural process of disk dehydration, with consequent loss of height. Under the age of 40, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may show ...

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