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Is there a?Difference between cervical disc herniation and cervical disc encroachment?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: No

A cervical disc can encroach on the spinal canal occupying space that potentially can compromise the spinal cord or cervical nerve root or roots.
So it means the same if I am understanding your question correctly.

In brief: No

A cervical disc can encroach on the spinal canal occupying space that potentially can compromise the spinal cord or cervical nerve root or roots.
So it means the same if I am understanding your question correctly.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery

In brief: Same

To me, both terms describe a disc pathology that can compress the nerve or spinal cord.
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In brief: Same

To me, both terms describe a disc pathology that can compress the nerve or spinal cord.
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Similar

Cervical disc herniation can produce encrachment of the nerve root, however you can have encroachment due to other causes such as osteophytes(bone spurts).

In brief: Similar

Cervical disc herniation can produce encrachment of the nerve root, however you can have encroachment due to other causes such as osteophytes(bone spurts).
Dr. Pietro Seni
Dr. Pietro Seni
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