this could be stemming from many different posssibilities.have you had this pain evaluated by your doc yet?obtaining a c spine series or even including the upper T spine too would at least give a good look at the spinal structure itself.but getting an MRI would be even better.just what does this pain actually present like and do you have any other symptoms or pain in the neck area?if you could define 'crushing' it would help a bit.Marcia
11-20-01,placement of hardware for failed fusion
9-22-03,removal of cavernous hemangioma that was inside spinal cord. Neuro damage to L hand L leg and R leg.
hi i have pain in same area dr actually checked my lungs and it turned out it was coming from bulging disc in neck that was pushing nerve on my spine.the only thing they could do for me was cervical and thorasic epidural injections.they have helped some what. iam so sorry u are having that pain i know it is excruciating. i hope yours gets better.they found mine with mri.xray of lungs were fine thank god. hope this helps. marywoo