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Doctor insights on: Cervical Disk Herniation Symptoms

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What could cervical disk herniation aggravate into? Can the neck break or something?how to slow wear and tear after diagnosis.

What could cervical disk herniation aggravate into? Can the neck break or something?how to slow wear and tear after diagnosis.

Neck can't break,but: Your neck can;t break,but you could get articular nerve pain, numbness and tingling at that level. You should make sure you have a proper head rest in your car. and if you swim don't dive. A physical therapist can instruct you in gentle strengthening exercises and activities to avoid. ...Read more

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more


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I have cervical disk herniation in c4-c7 region. What should I do?

I have cervical disk herniation in c4-c7 region. What should I do?

Pinched nerve: Causes neck pain and pain down your arm or into the shoulder area. Usually responds to meds, pt but if it doesn't then surgery is necessary ...Read more

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Can a 3 mm cervical disk herniation cause pain in the shoulder blade?

Can a 3 mm cervical disk herniation cause pain in the shoulder blade?

Yes: If it is located laterally, where the nerve exits, it can. You still should do well with conservative care. ...Read more

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Cervical disk herniation c4-c5 c5-c6 c6-c7?

Cervical disk herniation c4-c5 c5-c6 c6-c7?

Pinched nerve: Causes neck pain and pain down your arm or into the shoulder area. Usually responds to meds, pt but if it doesn't then surgery is necessary ...Read more

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Can you have muscle weakness in you arm and legs if you have cervical entrapment in your neck and back due to a disk herniation?

Can you have muscle weakness in you arm and legs if you have cervical entrapment in your  neck and back  due to a disk herniation?

Yes: Depending on what vertebral levels are affected, you can have pinching of the nerves as they exit one or both sides of the vertebral column, so one or both sides could be affected.If the disc herniation is toward the spinal cord, esp. in the neck where there is little extra space, the effects could be worse & affect more then the limbs.Weakness/decreased reflexes are an indication for surgery. ...Read more

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Is facial para thesis related to cervicle disk herniation with cord compression?

Is facial para thesis related to cervicle disk herniation with cord compression?

Facial Numbness: Causes of numbness in the face the facial nerve, which is cranial nerve vii, controls facial expression with 7 thousand individual nerve fibers to the facial muscles. Many disorders, conditions and diseases can interrupt the function of the nerve fibers and cause numbness. ...Read more

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Can a chiropractor permanently fix a cervical herniated disk?

Can a chiropractor permanently fix a cervical herniated disk?

Not possible but...: A herniated disc means the gel-like substance in the center of the disc has leaked out and chiropractic treatment can not possibly make than gel disappear. See http://www.spine-health.com/video/cervical-herniated-disc-video However, a good chiropractor or osteopath may help reduce the pressure that gel is putting on a nerve. Another option to consider is prolozone: http://tinyurl.com/h7e7yp4 ...Read more

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Does a cervical herniated disk cause horrible shoulder pain?

Does a cervical herniated disk cause horrible shoulder pain?

It can: Severe shoulder pain is a common symptom seen in cervical disc herniations. There can be further radiation of pain down the arm as well. ...Read more

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Can a cervical herniated disk cause throat pressure and pain?

Can a cervical herniated disk cause throat pressure and pain?

Herniated disc: In my experience that would be a very unusual finding to see throat pressure and pain associated with a cervical disc herniation. ...Read more

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Can a cerivcal herniated disk cause numbness and tingling in arms and legs? If so what is the best treatment?

Can a cerivcal herniated disk cause numbness and tingling in arms and legs?  If so what is the best treatment?

CDH : A bilateral posterior and central herniated cervical spine intervertebral disc can cause numbness and tingling in both the arms and legs. Other symptoms may or may not be present and signs and symptoms are not always symmetric. This would be consistent with myelopathy in which case you would want surgery soon. ...Read more

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Is a 3mm disk herniation considered bad?

Is a 3mm disk herniation considered bad?

No: Not unless it bothers you. I would see a spine specialist if you are having sciatica pain that is not resolving. ...Read more

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Is disk herniation surgery effective?

Is disk herniation surgery effective?

Yes: Your surgeon will help you decide when it is needed. In most instances, after non-operative care has been tried and failed, discectomy is very effective at improving leg pain. ...Read more

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What amount does a disk herniation surgery cost?

Herniated disc: Not an easy question to answer as the cost depends on the surgery type, the amount of time in the OR and time in hospital - the prices also vary from region to region ...Read more

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Whats a disk herniation?

Whats a disk herniation?

Symptom Vs Cause: A disc herniation causes sciatica, which is a symptom of back & leg pain caused by a disc herniation or narrowing where the nerve exits the spine. A disc herniation is a outpouching of the disc from its normal place into the spinal canal or on the nerve and can be a source of pain in the back or down the leg, . ...Read more

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Some good homeopathic medicines for disk herniation?

Some good homeopathic medicines for disk herniation?

No: Homeopathy is based on the hypothesis that a substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy people will cure that disease in sick people. It will do absolutely nothing for a disk herniation. ...Read more

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Disk herniation --what natural therapy is good for it?

Disk herniation --what natural therapy is good for it?

Yoga: Yoga can increase disk space with stretching but it can also cause the disk to herniate further. Consult with a chiropractor, osteopath, physiatrist, or orthopedic surgeon before pursuing any exercise if you have herniation causing symptoms. Many people with herniation don't even know it because the disk is not compressing a nerve. ...Read more