Do You Have a Herniated Cervical Disk?

Neck PainA herniated cervical disk can cause both pain and discomfort, oftentimes to the point of making it difficult to live your life.

While this ailment is most common in people 35 to 55 years old, it can impact almost anyone. The most common symptoms associated with a herniated cervical disk include:

·      Tingling and/or numbness in one shoulder

·      Weakness in one arm or hand

·      Inability to keep your balance when walking

·      Tingling that runs down your body, all the way into your legs

·      Loss of coordination

It’s not always easy to determine the cause of a herniated cervical disk. In many cases, the symptoms come on slowly, making it difficult to tie them to a particular occurrence. Some of the most common causes include:

·      Age: as you get older, it’s more likely that a disk will herniate as the result of wear and tear over the years.

·      Movement: sudden impact or motion can cause a herniated cervical disk.

·      Strain: for example, if you twist your neck quickly or lift a heavy object, it can damage a disk.

If you’re experiencing neck pain along with one or more of the symptoms above, don’t wait to consult with a knowledgeable doctor. It’s possible you could be suffering from a herniated cervical disk, which requires immediate medical attention.

We’re here to help you make a full recovery, so don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance.