Thanks for your query,
The common cause of neck and back pain
are poor posture, back sprain/injury, unaccustomed work/exercise, cervical and lumbar spondylosis
and so on.
The symptoms that yoiu have described could be due to cervical spondylosis
. Other causes also should be kept in mind as i have noted above.
I beg to say that xay will not help much to determine the degree of nerve comprehension in patients with spondylosis. MRI scan will be a better choice.
How ever, you need not worry at all as you don't have clinical signs/symptoms suggestive of nerve compression. Usually when ever there is a compression of nerve root
, the patient will have pain that radiates down the arm./hand along with parasthesia.
I request you to consult a neurologist
to resolve this issue
Hope this clarifies your query
Dr Gopal K Dash
Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital, Bangalore, India