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Cervical Disc Herniation

While there are steps you can take to prevent cervical disc herniations, sometimes it’s just unavoidable. But when you turn to pain management doctors at New York Pain Care, they manage the herniation pain from while addressing its source. With offices in New York City’s Financial District, Greenwich Village and Midtown Manhattan, as well as in Paramus, Riverdale, Englewood Cliffs, Cranford and East Brunswick, New Jersey, you can find a specialist to correctly diagnose and effectively treat your neck and upper back pain. Don’t suffer needlessly. Call today for an appointment.

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What’s a Herniated Cervical Disc?

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Cervical Disc Herniation

Cervical disc herniation refers to a spinal condition in your neck area. When a spinal disc ruptures, the soft inner material spills out through the exterior wall. Cervical spinal discs provide cushioning between vertebrae in your upper back and neck. When functional, spinal discs allow flexibility for your neck to move while absorbing shocks when your upper back or neck is jarred suddenly.

The leaking disc material compresses the nearby sensitive spinal nerve roots, causing debilitating back pain, neck pain and other symptoms. The chemicals in the nucleus material can also irritate the surrounding nerves, causing additional pain. A herniated cervical disc can’t repair itself or get better with time, so you need to seek medical attention.

If you suffer from chronic back pain or mobility problems with your arms, get a firm diagnosis from Dr. Amr Hosny and the talented team of pain management doctors at New York Pain Care. The team offers effective cervical herniated disc treatment by leveraging the latest medical approaches and technology.

Should I Worry about a Herniated Cervical Disc?

Any injury or irritation in your cervical spine affects the quality of your life. The incapacitating pain reduces the range of motion around your neck and head. This spinal section also offers support, mobility and stability to your head. It also houses your spinal cord and sensitive spinal nerves. The condition is serious when you end up with symptoms like:

The sensitivity of your cervical spine makes a cervical disc herniation a serious condition. Dr. Hosny, a board-certified and Harvard trained pain specialist, treats a diverse range of painful spinal conditions, including a herniated disc cervical spine.

What Causes Cervical Disc Herniation?

Any activity that places excessive stress on your cervical spine can lead to a herniated disc and incapacitating pain. Common causes of cervical disc herniation include:

Some factors increase your risk of disc herniation. These factors include:

How Is Cervical Disc Herniation Treated?

The first step in treating a mild to severe cervical herniated disc is arriving at a correct diagnosis. Your doctor carries out a physical examination and reviews your medical history. You may also have imaging tests, including x-rays, bone scans, CT scans, MRIs or CT myelograms to assess the condition of your cervical spine. The diagnosis points your pain management doctor to develop the best treatment for herniated cervical disc in your case. Treatment options include:

Looking for a lasting solution to your neck, upper back, or shoulder pain? Start with a cervical disc herniation diagnosis by the doctors at New York Pain Care. The team uses non-surgical treatment for a cervical herniated disc, based on your individual diagnosis before considering surgical solutions. Contact Dr. Hosny and his team at any of their New York City offices or across northern New Jersey in Union County, Bergen County and Morris County.

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Page Updated on Aug 10, 2022 by Dr. Hosny (Interventional Spine Specialist) of New York Pain Care
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