If you’ve been to more than one doctor for a neck pain problem, you may have been bombarded by confusing terminology and a lot of similar sounding words. Do you have radiculopathy or myelopathy? Your chiropractor said you have a somatic disorder, and your physical therapist called it myofascial pain, and somewhere it showed up on a report as cervicalgia. Could this be neuropathy? Myopathy?
I'm Dr. Rob McLain. I've been taking care of back and neck pain patients for more than 30 years. I'm a spine surgeon. But one of my most important jobs is...