What does a Herniated Cervical Disk Feel Like?

Neck PainThe thought alone of a herniated cervical disk is enough to make you cringe. Not only can this bring pain and discomfort into your life, but it can also make it next to impossible to complete a variety of day-to-day tasks.

It’s not always easy to determine what caused your herniated cervical disk, but some things to think about include:

·      Your age

·      Recent activity (lifting heavy items, for example)

·      Sudden strain

You’ll never know for sure if you have a herniated cervical disk until you receive a professional diagnosis, however, there are many signs that point toward this injury. Here is what a herniated cervical disk typically feels like:

·      Weakness in one arm or hand

·      Tingling or numbness in one arm or shoulder, which typically spreads down to your fingers

·      Loss of coordination and balance

·      Difficulty using your arms and hands

·      Tingling in your legs

If you’re experiencing these symptoms, there’s a good chance you have a herniated cervical disk. Of course, there are other back and neck injuries that share these symptoms, so it’s imperative to seek professional help without delay.

Rather than deal with your pain another day, contact us to schedule an appointment. We’re more than happy to help you out, all with the idea of eliminating your pain as quickly as possible.