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Herniated Disc of the Cervical Spine (Part I)

Have you ever heard someone complaining of pain from a “slipped disc?”  If so, they are referring to a herniated disc.  Discs can bulge when they lose water content, making the disc flatter with less cushioning.  When a disc becomes too weak and begins to bulge, it puts pressure on the surrounding nerves. This pressure can cause nerve pain, numbness, tingling and weakness. Herniated discs can occur in the cervical spine (neck) or in the lumbar spine (lower back).  Today, I will share my experience with patients who have a herniated disc in the cervical spine. This condition can occur …