Herniated Disc (Cervical)

You probably know the cervical herniated disc by its more familiar name: “slipped disc.” Although the disc doesn’t really slip, it can tear open, causing the fluid inside to push against the surrounding nerves in the neck. For some, the surgery to replace the disc with an artificial one may be an option.

Neck pain and symptoms caused by a herniated disc are common problems for many adults. The neck is composed of many different anatomic structures, including muscles, bones, ligaments, and joints. Each of these structures has nerve endings that can detect painful problems when they occur.


Conditions affecting
the spine