Cervical Disc Herniation

Cervical Disc Herniation


  • The disc is a soft structure that acts as an intervertebral pad. Round shaped, it consists of a gelatinous substance surrounded by resistant ligaments. Following weakness and cracking of the ligament ring, occurring gradually or suddenly, the nucleus can infiltrate and exert pressure on the surrounding structure, including the spinal cord and nerves.
  • Accumulated trauma at the neck.
  • It often follows a minor incident, particularly in flexion.
  • Often a history of cervical pain.
  • Family history of disc problems.
  • Underlying conditions affecting the neck
  • Neck surgeries in the past.

Cervical Disc Herniation Treatment

Initial treatment

– Control of pain and inflammation using the neurocryothérapie and Kinesio taping, anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants or analgesics.

– Rest and ice (20 minutes / 2 hours)

Conservative treatment

– Spinal Manipulation and traction.

– Work of soft tissues (Active Release Techniques and Graston)

– Exercises

Drastic treatment

– surgery; Result variable from one person to another, but rarely 100% better.


The cervical disc herniation treatment is usually be in 6 weeks with appropriate preservative treatments (80% improves in 6 weeks). On the other hand, waiting several weeks before treatment begins, the treatment may be longer and the patient may have sequelae (persistent pain, recurrence, etc.).

WARNING ! If numbness or weakness in the arm is accentuated or incontinence problems occur, consult your doctor immediately.




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