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Neck pain that is experienced for more than two weeks to three months is typically considered chronic and may be the result of a specific neck condition, which should be explored with a spine specialist.
Depending on the cause of chronic neck pain, the symptoms experienced, the length of such symptoms, the pain involved, and the results of conservative treatments, different surgical procedures may eventually be recommended.
Surgery may become a more realistic option when the following neck pain causes are still prevalent after a concerted effort with nonsurgical treatments has been made.
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