As we age, the soft discs in our spine naturally become stiff and dry out. A recent study found that the cervical discs degenerate with age, even in healthy people with no pain. Degeneration and stiffness are standard parts of aging, but that does not mean you need to be in pain. Take a look at this graphic about pain and function to see how we approach pain in our office.
Source: Machino, et al. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. May 2022.