Cervical Disk Herniation

Cervical disc herniation– The spinal disc, also called nucleus
pulposus, is a cushion between the hard bones of the spine. The disc or
cushion allows for flexibility in the spine. When a disc is injured, the
lining of the disc, called the annulus, can be torn and the substance of
the disc itself, called the nucleus pulposus, may then be forced out of
the disc space and into the region of the nerves. In the cervical spine,
the disc material may result in compression of the nerves or spinal cord.

In the case of cervical spine or neck nerve compression, patients may
experience neck pain, pain into the shoulder blade, as well as pain,
numbness, tingling, and weakness into the arms. When the herniated
disc causes compression of the spinal cord, patients may experience a
condition called myelopathy, which is dysfunction of the spinal cord
that can cause symptoms in the entire body including difficulty with
walking, difficulty with fine motor function of the hands, and difficulty
controlling bowel and bladder function. Dr. Ghosh provides the
diagnosis and multi-disciplinary treatment of cervical disc herniations.