I was diagnosed quite a few years ago with fused vertebrae in my neck and very low back. After about 6 years, my neck is more frequently in pain. The area actually bulges when I'm in pain. It seems like the muscles in my neck get wrapped up in this area.
Are the vertebrae naturally fused? If so, you have to explore the question "why?" I would suggest that it's related to muscle and postural imbalances. These imbalances can be corrected and a great place to start is by reading
Pain Free by Pete Egoscue.
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