Cervical Herniated Disc Video: Overview of a Cervical Herniated Disc

Cervical Herniated Disc Video

A cervical herniated disc occurs when the soft, inner core of a disc extrudes through its outer core, presses on or "pinches" a cervical nerve, and causes pain to radiate along the nerve pathway and into the arm, as explained in this cervical herniated disc video.

Non-surgical treatment for a cervical herniated disc, such as anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, exercise, and chiropractic manipulation, is typically the first line of treatment. The next level of treatment may include more powerful oral medications and/or injections into the affected area. If pain from a herniated disc lasts longer than 6 to 12 weeks, or if the pain and disability are severe, spine surgery for a cervical herniated disc maybe a reasonable treatment option.