Cervical Disc Anatomy 3: What Is A Nerve Root?

Cervical Disc Anatomy 3: What Is A Nerve Root?

What Is A Nerve Root? Dr. Neubardt Explains

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What is a nerve root?

Nerve roots are small nerves that come off of the spinal cord and travel into the arms, controlling strength and sensation.

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 more about the nerve root.

A cervical herniated disc can put pressure on a nerve root and produce symptoms of pain, numbness, tingling and weakness into the arm. That is why it is possible for you to have a herniated disc in your neck without any symptoms in your neck, although a cervical herniated disc can cause neck pain as well as symptoms in the arm. This becomes easier to understand as you learn more about cervical disc anatomy and a herniated cervical disc.

Watching the video above, you will learn where the spinal cord starts and ends and see where the nerve roots come off of the spinal cord. You can learn more about what a nerve root is by viewing the video in part six of the Cervical Disc Anatomy series, The Spinal Cord Nerve Root Difference.

If you suffer with a cervical herniated disc, this website will provide all of the information you need to know, from what a herniated disc is to the many ways one is treated, surgically and without surgery.

View the videos in this six-part series to learn about cervical disc anatomy so you have a better understanding of what is happening to your body. Learn about the non-surgical and surgical treatment options available. If you would like to schedule an appointment at Dr. Neubardt’s office, contact us.