Helping You Find the Best Treatment for Cervical Disc Herniation
Cervical Disc Herniation
Cervical discs are soft tissue spacers located between the vertebral bones of the neck. They function like shock absorbers, and allow for normal neck movement.
Sometimes intervertebral discs break down and "herniate" or "protrude" beyond their normal borders. These "herniations" or "protrusions"can compress and irritate the adjacent spinal cord and nerve roots resulting in neurologic symptoms called "radiculopathy" or "myelopathy".
Common symptoms of cervical disc herniation and stenosis frequently include neck pain and radiating pain and numbness through the shoulder, down the arm, and into the hand.
More severe cases compressing the spinal cord can result in muscle weakness, clumsy hands, balance problems, and unsteady gait, and urinary dysfunctions.
Cervical Disc Herniation Treatment
Dr. Nelson specializes in the treatment of cervical herniated discs and cervical stenosis. The “best” treatment for cervical herniated discs and cervical stenosis depends on each patient’s unique symptoms, physical examination, and MRI findings.
Many patients can reasonably choose from a spectrum of treatment options including nonsurgical and surgical options.
An office appointment with Dr. Nelson is the best opportunity to understand your condition, and the best options available to you.