Cervical Herniated Disc Overview
What Is A Cervical Herniated Disc?
A cervical herniated disc can occur when the spine is compressed due to trauma or due to degenerative disc disease, and the inner part of the disc, called the nucleus pulposus, pushes through the outer part of the disc called annulus fibrosus. When the herniated disc compresses the spinal cord or exiting spinal nerves, patients can experience severe neck and shoulder pain and radiating pain into the neck, shoulders, arms, and hands.
The cervical spine plays a significant role in stabilizing your head, allowing you to turn in many directions to see, and protecting your spinal cord. The cervical spine is made up of 7 cervical vertebral bodies with soft but sturdy cushioned cervical discs that act as shock absorbers and stabilize the spine.
At the International Spine Institute, we routinely evaluate and treat chronic neck, shoulder, arm and hand pain caused by a cervical herniated disc. When your quality of life deteriorates, and conservative treatments fail, call one of our patient care members. Our team can discuss our least invasive treatment options, so you can make an educated decision about your spine care. We believe that “Less is so much more” and we want to help you get back to your life sooner than traditional spine surgery.
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