Cervical Disc Prolapse

A cervical herniated disc or Cervical disc prolapse is diagnosed when the internal core of a disc in the neck herniates or leaks out of the disc, and strains on a nearby nerve root. It normally occurs in the 30-to-50-year-old age group. While a cervical herniated disc may arise from some sort of injury or neck injury, the symptoms usually start immediately. The numbness and tingling can be present down the arm and into the fingertips. Muscle vulnerability may also be present.

Symptoms

A herniated cervical disk or cervical disc prolapse is one of the most common intricacies of neck pain. If the disk is pushing on a nerve root, other symptoms which can arise include

  • Numbness or tingling in a shoulder your fingers
  • Weakness in a hand or arm

Causes

It can be difficult to decide out exactly what produces a herniated cervical disk. It frequently comes on slowly with no clear reason. But it can be easily understood by 

Age: A disk can be extra inclined to herniating due to wear and tear. During younger age, our disks have a lot of water in them but as we grow older, the volume of water reduces. Less water in the disks indicates they can become less pliable and they move, twist, or turn, the chance of it breaking, or herniating, is greater.

Genetics: Herniated disks also can run in family genes.

Movement: Unexpected, jarring movements can create one.

Unexpected strain:  lifting a heavy object or twist in the upper body can damage a disk.