Herniated Disc Info

Everything you ever wanted to know about Cervical Herniated Disc Disease

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What Is A Cervical Herniated Disc?

Herniation of a disk is the same thing as a slipped disc. Spine specialist Dr. Seth Neubardt describes what happens in your neck when the disc protrudes and comes in contact with the nerves, producing symptoms of arm pain, numbness, tingling and weakness going to the hand.

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What Are The Symptoms Of A Herniated Cervical Disc?

Dr. Seth Neubardt explains what to look for if you suspect a herniated disc and trying to make a diagnosis. If you have asked yourself, "Do I have a herniated disc?" then you will want to watch this video to find out.

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What's The Natural History Of Cervical Herniated Disc? Am I Going To Get Better?

Dr. Seth Neubardt, neck spine specialist, explains that 90% of patients with arm pain, numbness, tingling and weakness can get better without the need for surgery.

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What Are The First Signs Of a Cervical Herniated Disc?

Dr. Jack Stern, one of New York's top neurosurgeon spine specialist, goes over what you may feel if you have a cervical herniated disc.

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When Is A Cervical Herniated Disc An Emergency?

Spine expert, Dr. Seth Neubardt, explains what to look out for as the most serious dangers of disc herniation in your neck.

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Why Do I Have a Herniated Cervical Disc?

Most of the time we don't know what causes the disc to herniate and it just happens. Usually herniations occur in people aged 20 - 40 and may be associated with trauma but frequently happen without any specific injury to the neck.

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What is the Best Test To Diagnose Your Herniated Disc?

The most sensitive test to confirm the presence of a herniated disc is an MRI of your neck. Although other tests may be ordered by your doctor such as CT scan, x-ray and myelogram, it is the MRI that is most often the preferred study when symptoms of neck pain with arm pain, numbness, tingling and weakness do not resolve on their own within six weeks.

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What Are the Best Activites and Positions For Healing a Herniated Disc?

If a disc is pressing on the nerve in your neck and producing symptoms of neck pain with arm pain, numbness, tingling and weakness then the most important thing to do is avoid all high impact and high velocity activities involving the neck, such as jogging, basketball, football, jumping, high-impact aerobics.

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How Does A Cervical Herniated Disc Progress? What Is The Time Frame For Healing?

Most patients, up to 90%, get better without the need for surgery within a time frame of six to twelve weeks after the symptoms of neck pain with arm pain, numbness, tingling and weakness from a cervical disc have developed.

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Cervical Disc Anatomy 1: What and Where Are My Cervical Bones?

Learn about the cervical spine anatomy to understand your problem of herniated disc. In part one of this educational series explaining cervical disc anatomy for patients who have a herniated disc in their neck, top spine specialist Dr. Seth Neubardt discusses where the herniated disc are located.

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Cervical Disc Anatomy 2: What Is Next To The Cervical Spine Discs?

In part two of this educational series explaining cervical disc anatomy for patients who have a herniated disc in their neck, top spine specialist Dr. Seth Neubardt explains where the discs are located in the neck.

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Cervical Disc Anatomy 3: What Is A Nerve Root?

In part three of this educational series explaining cervical disc anatomy for patients who have a herniated disc in their neck, top spine specialist Dr. Seth Neubardt explains where the spinal cord starts and ends.

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Cervical Disc Anatomy 4: How Are The Discs Numbered In My Neck?

In part four of this educational series explaining cervical disc anatomy for patients who have a herniated disc in their neck, top spine specialist Dr. Seth Neubardt explains how the discs in the neck are numbered and how to count the cervical bones to find out where your herniated disc is located.

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Cervical Disc Anatomy 5: Is My Spinal Cord Affected By A Cervical Herniated Disc?

In part five of this educational series explaining cervical disc anatomy for patients who have a herniated disc in their neck, top spine specialist Dr. Seth Neubardt discusses how compression of the spinal cord from a slipped disk can lead to severe symptoms of myelopathy.

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Cervical Disc Anatomy 6: What's The Difference Between A Nerve Root And The Spinal Cord?

In part six of this educational series explaining cervical disc anatomy for patients who have a herniated disc in their neck, top spine specialist Dr. Seth Neubardt explains what a nerve root is and how a slipped disk in the neck can put pressure on the root. Each nerve root goes to a specific place in the arm.

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Which Doctor Should I See First For My Herniated Cervical Disc?

Is a neurosurgeon better than an orthopedic surgeon better to see when you have a cervical herniated disc? Which is the best doctor to see for a slipped disk?

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Herniated Disc, Ruptured Disc, Slipped Disc, Extruded Disc-- What's The Difference?

What's the difference between "herniated disc", "slipped disc", "slipped disk", "ruptured disc" and "extruded disc"? These terms are all very similar and explain a condition where the central portion of the spinal disc comes out and puts pressure on the nerves in the area of the spinal cord.

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What Is An EMG? Do I Need It To Diagnose My Herniated Disc?

The EMG is a test that maps out the function of the nerve as it goes from the neck down to the hand. It is helpful in determining the cause of arm pain, numbness, tingling or weakness. It can diagnose a herniated cervical disc, brachial plexus nerve injury, ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow or carpal tunnel syndrome.

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Why Do I Have an Cervical Herniated Disc?

Cervical herniated discs can be associated with trauma or degeneration however in most cases we never have a definite reason to explain why the disk has slipped.

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Neck Pain Without Arm Symptoms: Is My Herniated Cervical Disc Causing That?

A diagnosis of cervical herniated disc is usually associated with arm symptoms of pain, numbness, tingling and weakness.

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How Do I Know I Have A Cervical Herniated Disc?

Usually the first symptom is neck pain but that frequently is followed by arm pain, numbness, tingling and weakness.

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What's The Difference Between An X-Ray, CT Scan and MRI? Which Is Best For Herniated Disc?

Dr. Seth Neubardt, cervical spine surgical expert tells how the x-ray is used to check the bones in the neck but it cannot reveal a herniated disc. To see the disc you must obtain a CT scan or MRI.

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What Happens At My First Visit With The Spine Surgeon For My Cervical Herniated Disc?

Cervical spine surgeon Seth Neubardt MD is one of New York's best minimally invasive surgeons treating slipped disks with endoscopic surgery. He explains how you will be evaluated by the doctor.

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What Is Myelopathy From A Cervical Herniated Disc?

Myelopathy may be noticed on a MRI scan. It is usually from compression on the spinal cord and is an indication of damage to the spinal cord which may be associated with a herniated disc in the cervical spine.

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How Do I Control The Pain Of A Herniated Cervical Disc?

What to do if the pain from a cervical herniated disc is out of control? What to do for severe arm pain from a slipped disk? You may need to consider seeing a pain management specialist to obtain narcotic medications.

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Meds Are Not Working And I'm A Miserable Mess From My Cervical Disc. What Do I Do?

This video explains the best treatment to take after medications to relieve the pain, numbness and tingling from a cervical slipped disk. Spinal surgery expert Dr. Seth Neubardt describes why pain control, sleep and support from your family is important.

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Four Ways To Avoid Surgery For Your Herniated Cervical Disc?

Four ways to avoid surgery for a herniated cervical disc are discussed by top neck specialist Dr. Seth Neubardt.

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How To Start Your Treatment For The Cervical Herniated Disc Without Surgery?

List of non-surgical treatments for the best and most effective non-surgical treatment of a cervical herniated disc are presented. One of the nation's top cervical disc spine surgeons discusses the importance of trying these methods to avoid surgery for the slipped disk. Read More

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