Here's a question. I was in a rear ended in car accident in 2008 and had terrible neck, shoulder pain, headaches, hand tingling and numbness. I was at a red light waiting for it to turn. I happened to be looking at my lap when I was hit from behind, had no idea it was coming.
After failed treatments I was sent to Ortho
Went to a ortho surgeon and got a cervical discography to which C4-C6 had "cracks" in them. One doc said my neck was broken in these places.
Now, insurance docs said I had DDD and that is why I have pain and not the accident. Can you be walking around with 3 crack discs and not have pain? If so, it never bothered me until the accident. I'm 43 (I was 41 at the time) female with no significant health problems and certainly no severe neck pain and problems