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What are the first signs of cervical herniated disc disease? A cervical slipped disc can produce neck pain, with arm pain, numbness, tingling and weakness going down the arm to the fingers. (Read about other symptoms of a cervical herniated disc.)
In the video above, Dr. Jack Stern, one of New York’s top neurosurgeon spine specialist, goes over what you may first feel if you have a cervical herniated disc. Someone with a herniated disc after trauma may not develop pain immediately, or even a few days after the injury. Pain can also occur after a night’s sleep. Some patients wake up feeling like they have a crick in the neck with arm pain. They might think the pain was caused by sleeping the wrong way, but the pain does not go away. They then develop other symptoms.
The first signs of cervical herniated disc disease can vary and the condition is not always obvious. The good news is that most herniated discs heal on their own without requiring surgical treatment.
If you think you have a disc herniation, learn everything you can about the condition including what it is, how it progresses, and the many available options for non-surgical and surgical treatment. This website is designed to help you easily learn everything you need to know. Then you will understand more about what is going on in your neck and can make informed decisions about your care.
Begin by learning about cervical disc herniation. If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment at Dr. Stern’s office, contact us.