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Neck pain commonly occurs during the fifth or sixth decade of life due to degenerative changes in the spine. With increased usage of digital technology from a very young age we hypothesized an earlier age of onset of these degenerative changes. There have been no recent epidemiologic studies that investigated difference in radiological changes seen in older versus younger patients presenting with neck pain. Hence, this study is undertaken to analyze the variability in radiological changes seen in the cervical vertebrae between older (>50) versus younger (≤50) patients presenting with the chief complaint of neck pain.
Challa JA, Khan AM, Taranikanti V. Comparing radiological characteristics of neck pain in younger versus older patients: A retrospective analysis. Poster presented at: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Embark Capstone Colloquium; 2022 May 2; Rochester Hills, MI.