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Herniated cervical disc, more commonly called, “Ruptured Disc” is a condition when one of the vertebrae in the neck, called a cervical disc becomes damaged or ruptured, causing pain in the neck or between the shoulders. This week, we start an examination into cervical disc herniation, which compresses nerves of the neck, causing pain and other symptoms.   Stages of a Herniated Cervical Disc: There are four recognized stages of cervical disc herniation. These include: D...
Posted on 2019-09-03
         Last time, we discussed the symptoms of neck injury, addressed when to see a physician, and outlined how a physician diagnoses neck pain.          This week, we conclude our examination of neck pain with a discussion of treatment options, as well as prevention measures anyone can practice to avoid neck problems.   Treatment Options For cervical (neck) pain that occurs suddenly: Use a heating pad on...
Posted on 2019-08-06
       Last week, we began to explore the subject of cervical (neck) pain. We defined what, exactly makes up the neck, then went through an exhaustive list of causes for neck pain.        This week, we will discuss the symptoms of neck injury, address when to see a physician and outlining how a physician diagnoses neck pain.   Symptoms: The first symptoms of neck pain are usually a knot, stiffness, or severe pain in your neck. ...
Posted on 2019-07-30
Cervical pain is a broad classification of various conditions of pain in the neck. Because of the complex structures in the neck, these pains can be related to the vertebrae, the muscles, the nerves, or a combination of factors related to these structures. All can be painful, but all can be treated.           This week, we will begin to explore the subject of neck pain. This is a broad subject for a relatively small area of the body, but it is a arguably...
Posted on 2019-07-23
Cervical Herniated Disc When the outer cartilage bands cracks or breaks, the gel inside the disc ,nucleus pulpus leaks out placing pressure on nerve roots.  The nuclear material releases chemical irritants causing nerve inflammation and pain.  Most don't require surgery.  Anti-inflammatory meds, physical therapy, cervical traction and spinal injections can help relieve symptoms. Muscle Strain Muscle strains occur when the muscle is overworked or over stretched.  Strains ra...
Posted on 2019-07-10
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