Cervical disc herniation

Specialty of Orthopaedic Surgery

The herniated disc is the compression of the spinal cord or nerve root that occurs when a portion of an intervertebral disc moves. Hernias usually affect the disks are in the lower area of ​​the back (lumbar) or neck (cervical spine). In the latter case we refer to cervical or cervical herniated discs. The pain caused by a hernia may extend from the back towards the leg and lead to leg pain, or to the arm. Most often, the rupture disk occurs by effect of natural aging and deterioration, but can also occur in younger people due to various causes. The trigger for a healthy disc to herniate can be a trauma, a violent blow or poorly executed effort. Cervical surgery may be necessary to reduce pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots, when pain is caused by a herniated disc or a bone of spinal canal.

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