Okay folks need any advice from those of you who have experienced this. The past few months have had extreme tightness on the left side of the neck down through the shoulder with the feeling of having a huge knot just below the shoulder blade. This has been accompanied by sporadic tingling and numbness of the shoulder and arm (not all the way down to the hand). Finally went in to see about it and had some x-rays completed and was told I have some slight degneration of spine from c4-c6, mostly age related. The strength and reflexes on the left side are just as good as the right side so assumption is that the nerve band is getting pinched due to the way I hold my neck while riding. I'm now doing a regime of neck traction twice a week and have some exercises to do for the neck flexors. Was also told to stay off the bike as this is most likely due to amount of riding I've been doing. That last bit of information is a non-starter for me. So question is has anyone else experienced this and any advice on other methods of treatment?