(WTNH) — Neck pain is common among adults, especially as we get older. And there could be a number of reasons going on causing that discomfort.

The real question is this: when should you talk to your doctor about it?

Dr. Patrick Tomak, a neurosurgeon with Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute at Midstate Medical Center, joined News 8 to answer this question and more.

Watch the video above for the full interview with Dr. Tomak.