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Cervical Disc Herniations
The most common symptom of cervical disc herniation is pain that radiates down to the arm in various locations. Although a cervical herniated disc may be caused by trauma or injury to the cervical spine, the symptoms, including arm pain, often start spontaneously.
The arm pain from a cervical herniated disc comes about because the disc material is “pinching” or pressing on a cervical nerve, causing pain to radiate along the path of the nerve pathway down the arm.
Numbness and tingling may also be present down the arm and into the fingertips. Additionally, the patient may suffer muscle weakness as a result of a cervical herniated disc.
The specific location of the arm pain or symptoms depend on which disc is involved. The two most common levels in the cervical spine to herniate are the C5 - C6 level (cervical 5 and cervical 6) and the C6 -C7 level.
The symptoms often associate with hernaition are as follows:
As with most spinal problems, our first line of treatment typically involves medications and/or physical therapy.
Surgical treatment for cervical disc herniation may involve foraminotomy or artificial disc placement. The surgeons of SouthPalm Ortho-Spine Institute always consider minimally invasive surgery as an option.
Dr. Eidelson performs spine surgery at Leading Florida Hospitals.
Bethesda Hospital East
2815 S Seacrest Blvd
Boynton Beach, FL 33435
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800 Meadows Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33486
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Delray Beach, FL 33484
Dr. Burack leads our Pain Management Team.