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When is Neck Pain More than Neck Pain?

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‘Dance Moms’ Star Abby Lee Miller's Severe Neck Pain Turned Out to Be Cancer

Here's how to tell what's normal.

Hoag Orthopedic spine surgeon, Dr. Michael Gordon recently spoke with SELF Magazine about 'normal' neck pain, and what signs and symptoms indicate something more serious.

“Normal pain is usually rated as a three or five on a pain scale of 10, is non-radiating, and localized to the tender muscles in the neck and upper back,” Michael Gordon, M.D., an orthopedic spine surgeon with Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, Calif., tells SELF.

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