Cervical disc herniation is a common cause of neck pain in adults. The severity of the disease can range from mild to severe, and may affect muscles at the arm, shoulders and neck.Herniated discs are thought to be a combination of mechanical compression of the nerve by the bulging nucleus pulposus and a local increase of inflammation. Cervical disc herniations most commonly occur between C5-C6 and C6-C7 vertebral bodies.
Images such as x-rays and MRI’s are used to determine the severity or size as well as the level of the herniation in the neck. Tenderness, radicular pain and even weakness are some of the symptoms to expect from a herniated disc.
What should you do!
- PT or Chiro evaluation
- Activity modification
- Manual Therapy
- Electrical Stim
- Home exercise program provided by practitioner