About Cervical Herniated Discs

A herniated disc in the neck is called a cervical disc herniation and can cause neck pain, arm pain and upper back pain. Cervical herniated discs can be caused by heavy lifting, injuries and other conditions.

Often, people visit a spine specialist for back pain or neck pain and unknowingly have a herniated disc. A herniated disc in the neck is called a cervical disc herniation and can cause neck pain, arm pain and upper back pain. Cervical herniated discs affect the vertebrae and the spinal discs, which provide support and flexibility to your neck.

Cervical herniated discs occur when the inner part of the discs in your neck are pushed out through a tear in the outer layer of the disc. This herniated disc puts pressure on the nerves in your neck and can cause upper back pain, neck pain, and arm pain.

Cervical Herniated Disc Doctors in New Jersey

At The Spine & Rehab Group, our herniated disc doctors are highly experienced in diagnosing cervical herniated discs and treating herniated disc pain using non-surgical treatment methods. Click here to schedule an appointment online now or call us at 973-400-1716.

Cervical Herniated Disc Causes

Cervical herniated discs are often caused by disc degeneration, or weakening of the spinal discs. This can occur gradually over a long period of time due to normal wear and tear and aging. Traumatic injuries such as a fall or strain, whiplash from an auto accident, sports injuries and overuse can also cause a cervical disc herniation.

Cervical Herniated Disc Symptoms

Patients with a herniated cervical disc (herniated disc in the neck) commonly include symptoms that affect the upper back, neck, shoulder, arms and hands. These symptoms include:

  • Mid to upper back pain
  • Neck pain especially when moving the head
  • Pain that radiates down the arm (radiculopathy)
  • Shoulder pain
  • Weakness, tingling or numbness in the arm or hand
  • Limited range of motion and difficulty moving your arm

Cervical Herniated Disc Treatment in New Jersey

At The Spine and Rehab Group, our herniated disc doctors of NJ recommend a non-surgical approach to treating cervical herniated disc pain. Treatment for cervical disc herniations often include:

Physical Therapy for Cervical Herniated Discs – Customized physical therapy treatments for cervical herniated discs created by your team of Herniated Disc Specialists, which include Back Pain Specialists, Interventional Spine Specialists and Physical Therapists.

Steroid Injections – Non-surgical, in-office injections may be recommended if cervical herniated disc pain or neck pain is severe.

Anti Inflammatory Medication – The use of anti-inflammatory medication, or NSAIDS, may be recommended to decrease inflammation of the cervical herniated disc and reduce pain associated with nerve pressure.

Cervical Herniated Disc Specialists in New Jersey

At The Spine & Rehab Group our spine specialists are experts in diagnosing and relieving cervical herniated disc pain. Accurate diagnosis is vital in appropriately treating your pain. The doctors at The Spine & Rehab Group utilize in-office diagnostics to diagnose the cause of your pain. During a consultation, your doctor will go over your medical history, perform a physical exam and may order an x-ray in the office to confirm the cause of your pain. An MRI or CT scan may also be recommended prior to beginning a course of treatment.

Get started at The Spine & Rehab Group today to help relieve your pain. Click here to schedule an appointment online or call us at 973-400-1716.