Worn Discs Causing Discomfort
Many people present to our clinic with neck pain and headaches. One recently came in with this neck. The owner had no idea their discs were so badly worn.
Despite appearances, this patient did well with conservative care. Among other things, we look at long term solutions in a case like this. Once the neck pain is controlled, we need to look at sleeping posture, the ergonomics of the work place, and other factors that may contribute to the condition.
So, short term: kill this pain. Long term: modify the risk of recurrence and maximize health.