NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Millions of Americans suffer from neck and back pain — and it could stem from an underlying condition in the spine.

Gregory Kuzmik, a neurosurgeon with the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute in North Haven, joined News 8 to explain when to know if your pain is more serious, common spinal issues and what will happen if you don’t treat them.

Watch the full interview in the player above.