Cervical Disc Herniation Treatment

Cervical Disc Herniation

The human spine consists of 26 bones called vertebrae. The bones (vertebrae) that form the spine in your back are cushioned by round, flat discs or rubbery pads referred to as “disks.” These disks keep the vertebrae aligned in place.  Spinal disks are often referred to as doughnuts with a soft, jelly center and a thicker / tough exterior. When these discs are healthy, they act as shock absorbers for the spine and keep it flexible. When they become damaged, they may bulge abnormally or break open (rupture), this condition is called a herniated or slipped disc. Herniated discs can occur in any part of the spine, but they are most common in the neck (cervical) and lower back (lumbar) spine.

The escape of this disc / jelly leads to the release of chemicals that directly hurt nerves in the surrounding area and cause severe pain. There is also a chance that the prolapsed / herniated disk can press up against nerves and cause pain through compression.

Symptoms of Herniated Disc

Causes of Herniated Disc

Weight

Occupation

Genetics

Complications Due To Herniated Discs

Under the waistline, our spinal cord has a set of nerves referred to as the Cauda Equina (meaning “horse’s tail”). Very rarely, this entire set of nerves can become compressed. If this occurs, it can lead to paralysis, permanent weakness, loss of bowel and bladder control, and sexual dysfunction; an immediate surgery is the only option to treat the above mentioned conditions and prevent any further deterioration.

We recommend you to meet one of our medical experts in case you experience any of the following:

Diagnosis of Herniated Disc At IAMC

Physical Examination

A simple X-ray does not show herniated disks or patient’s symptoms clearly. Other types of imaging can provide a more detailed overview of the herniated disk

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Computerized Tomography (CT)

Discogram (discography)

Myelogram:

Treatment Offered At IAMC For Herniated Discs

We offer most modern and evidence based treatment modalities and traditional treatment modalities like acupuncture in an integrated manner to help our patients in best possible manner to come back to normal. Based on the part of spine we offer various back pain relief treatments such as: