Neck disc pain is an all-too-common ailment that often goes untreated. Some people may ignore their neck pain because they think it was caused by sleeping in an awkward position; others might believe the numbness and tingling in their hands has nothing to do with an intervertebral disc in their neck. When neck pain and other upper body symptoms persist, however, a trip to the physician is in order to determine if a disc in the neck is causing nerve compression and damage.
Neck disc pain is the result of intervertebral disc damage in the cervical region of the spine. The cervical spine includes seven vertebrae (C1 to C7), soft discs in between most of those vertebrae and an intricate structure of muscles, ligaments and joints. Although the cervical region does not support nearly as much weight as the lumbar (lower back) region of the spine, the head and neck take part in so many subtle movements each day that it’s no surprise the neck’s discs begin to deteriorate as we get older. Conditions like herniated discs, bulging discs and bone spurs can pinch major nerve fibers in the spinal column, which in turn cause disc pain symptoms of numbness, tingling and pain.
Although the symptoms of neck disc pain can be hard to live with, your treatment options need not be. That’s because the teammates at Laser Spine Institute go out of their way to make sure your visit to us for cervical disc pain treatment is comprehensive, pleasant and stress-free by putting every medical consideration under one roof, including:
- Clinical evaluation
- Diagnostic testing
- Pain management
- Physical therapy
If you’ve spoken with your physician and you feel that you are ready to undergo surgery for your neck disc pain, contact us today. Find out why patients at Laser Spine Institute report experience and satisfaction levels that far outrank every leading medical facility in the nation. We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions about disc pain or any other spinal condition, and we’ll also review your MRI or CT scan.