Millions of people are suffering from disorders related to neck, shoulder, and arm pain. A cervical herniated disc disorder is a very common reason for these problems. An intervertebral disc, which works as the spine’s shock absorbers, is sited in between each of the spine’s vertebrae. All discs hold a tire-like outer band (annulus fibrosis) that surrounds a glue-like material (nucleus pulposus).
Causing a herniated disc happens when the outer band of the disc breaks or cracks and the gel within the disc can leak out. It does take over a weeks or months for because Cervical Disc Herniation matures slowly. A Spinal disc herniation is often caused by a traumatic injury. We are telling you 3 major troubles that you will face while healing your Herniated Cervical disc or Discs Herniated (Neck Disc).
Straight Cervical curve
The initial problem is that most people with a disc problem in the neck will have a straightened cervical curve. This is really important to understand, because this problem will incline to be at the back of the disc. When the curvature in the neck is straight, it puts more stress or pressure at the back of the disc, which affectedly slows the healing process time.
Unhealthy Blood flow
The second issue is that the bad blood flow in discs of the spine. When the discs do not receive very much blood supply, healing can be very slow.
Weak Neck muscles
The 3rd Problem is that the muscles of the neck will become weaker with this condition. This is also a high matter because if the muscles are not strong enough, they will not maintain the proper alignment of your neck, which adds more stress to the cervical disc and slows its healing.
Below are list of indicated signs of cervical herniated disc:
- Tedious or sharp pain in the neck cervical area or between the shoulder blades. It is increase while move the neck.
- Pain move circle from down into the arm, hand or fingers. It is known a radiculopathy.
- Tingling or Unresponsiveness in the arm or shoulder.
- Aging because as you getting older your disc slowly shrivels up.
- Cervical spine trauma in past.
- Lack of regular yoga or exercises in daily life.
- Unstable diet.
- Tobacco is responsible for poor disc health.
- Bad posture and wrong lifting in gym stress or cervical spine area.
- Tell you doctor about previous Medical history related with any symptoms and treatments.
- Under Physical checkup you physician will examine balance problems, movements while neck cervical pain, sensation loss, weakness in muscles and other signs.
- X-ray, CT scans and MRIs are done to know full status of spinal problem and infections.
Non- surgical Treatments
Many patients with symptoms of a Herniated Cervical Disc improve their self without any treatment. There are many different nonsurgical treatments are applied by people to relief from cervical disc problems are:
- Inflammatory to reduce swelling, muscle relaxants to calm spasm, and occasionally narcotic painkillers to led acute pain are some medication for quick relief.
- Use of warm & cold methods.
- Applying Spinal injections method may assist in relieve of upper neck pain.
- Therapeutic exercise, Soft massage, stretching workout, bracing and traction devices are some of Physical therapies used to achieve relief.
- As alternative therapy, you can use acupuncture method.
- Use of cervical relief pillow or neck pillow to give support neck spine area.
- Contact Chiropractor specialist.
Surgical Treatment options:-
If Non- surgical treatments do not work, next step is effective surgery.
To treat an injured cervical herniated disc, doctors used an anterior (from the front) cervical discectomy, which is very common surgical procedure. In this procedure, doctors remove some portion or the entire disc to get relief from spinal cord pressure or nerve root. Spinal instrumentation and fusion surgery method preformed by your surgeon to remove the entire disc.