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Symptoms of Cervical Disc Herniation

Cervical disc herniation can cause pain in the neck, shoulders, and arms. Some of the symptoms you might feel are:

  • Pain, discomfort, or burning starting from the neck region and continuing down one or both arms
  • Pain resulting from turning your head
  • Pain in the area of your shoulders
  • Numbness or tingling in the arm
  • A feeling of weakness and fatigue of the arms
  • A reduced range of motion or difficulty using your arms or hands

Diagnosis of Cervical Disc Herniation

During a consultation at Progressive Spine & Orthopaedics, Dr. Rovner will:

  • Review your medical history and any test results you bring with you.
  • Determine the cause of your symptoms through a physical exam.
  • Order any necessary tests, e.g. x-rays or MRI scans.
  • Educate you on your diagnosis.
  • Provide and discuss treatment options with you, including risks and benefits.
  • Together, you will decide on the treatment option that works best for you.

Treatment of Cervical Disc Herniation

Dr. Rovner recommends surgical treatment only as a last resort. If your diagnosis is a cervical disc herniation, the treatment options he’ll discuss with you are

  • Modified activity
  • Medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery: anterior cervical discectomy and fusion or disc replacement

Your New Jersey Spine Surgeon for Cervical Disc Herniation Treatment

As an award-winning New Jersey spine surgeon, Dr. Joshua Rovner delivers comprehensive treatment for Cervical Disc Herniation, with both surgical and non-surgical options. Board certified to practice in New York and New Jersey, Dr. Joshua Rovner is among few spine surgeons in NJ with depth of experience and expertise for treatment of spinal conditions along with advanced and minimally-invasive spinal surgery. Schedule a consultation today and contact us.

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