A cervical herniated disc is diagnosed when the inner core of a disc in the neck herniates, or leaks out of the disc, and presses on an adjacent nerve root. It usually develops in the 30-to-50-year-old age group. While a cervical herniated disc may originate from some sort of trauma or neck injury, the symptoms commonly start spontaneously.
Cervical disc herniation is a common cause of neck and upper body pain. Pain may feel dull or sharp in the neck, between the shoulder blades, and may travel downwards into the arms, hands and fingers. Sensations of numbness and tingling are typical cervical herniated disc symptoms, and some patients report muscle spasms. Certain positions and movement can aggravate and intensify pain.
The 4 stages to a cervical herniated disc are:
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