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How are cervical disc herniation and cervical disc encroachment different?

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Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Encroachment

Any condition limiting space for the nerves causes encroachment.
A herniated disc would cause encroachment. A bone spur would also cause. Encroachment does not imply pressure, or severity, or the presence of symptoms.

In brief: Encroachment

Any condition limiting space for the nerves causes encroachment.
A herniated disc would cause encroachment. A bone spur would also cause. Encroachment does not imply pressure, or severity, or the presence of symptoms.
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