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Cervical herniated disc is one of the most common causes of neck pain, and a persistent headache behind the head, and the patient must pay attention to symptoms and early detection because neglecting them may ultimately lead to weakness of the arm muscles or paralysis.

Cervical herniated disc

Definition;

Cervical herniated disc is one of the most common causes of neck pain, and a persistent headache. the patient must pay attention to symptoms and early detection because neglecting them may ultimately lead to weakness of the arm muscles or paralysis.


Causes;

It can be hard to figure out exactly what causes a herniated cervical disk. It often comes on slowly with no clear cause. But sometimes the reason can be narrowed down to:

  • Age. A disk can be more prone to herniating because of wear and tear. When we’re young, our disks have a lot of water in them. But over time as we get older, the amount of water decreases. Less water in the disks means they can become less flexible. And that means when you move, twist, or turn, the chance of it rupturing, or herniating, is greater. In older people, they can rupture with less force.
  • Genetics. Herniated disks also can run in families.
  • Movement. Sudden, jarring motions can cause one.
  • Sudden strain. If you lift a heavy object or turn or twist your upper body too quickly, you can damage a disk.

Symptoms

A herniated cervical disk is one of the most common causes of neck pain. If the disk is pressing on a nerve root, other symptoms can include:

  • Numbness or tingling in a shoulder or arm that may go down to your fingers
  • Weakness in a hand or arm

If it presses on your spinal cord, you can have more serious symptoms, including:

  • Stumbling or awkward walking
  • Tingling or a shock-like feeling running down your body into your legs
  • Problems using your hands and arms for fine motor skills
  • Loss of balance and coordination

When to Call a Doctor

Herniated disks are common and occur more often in men than women. People 35 to 55 years old have a higher chance of getting a herniated disk.

If you have neck pain with one or more of the above symptoms, and especially if you have any weakness, you should see your doctor.


Methods of Treatment:

The treatment methods are divided into medicinal treatment that is a muscle relaxant with pain relievers and some physiotherapy sessions as a first step to deal with neck pain and its problems as soon as they arise.

And the patients are accustomed that if they do not recover on drug and natural treatment, their next step is surgical treatment to remove the cartilaginous disc and stabilize the vertebrae, which frightens the patients and keeps them from caring for the neck, its pain and problems, and they forget it until the surgery becomes inevitable.

But with the advancement of medicine and with the availability of the latest techniques for treating cervical herniated discs without surgery in our center. Dealing with cervical herniated discs, neck pain and arm pain has become simpler, easier and safer.


Laser treatment of cervical herniated disc: (Percutaneous cervical disc plasma coblation)

The laser device, as it is, was kind to Professor Dr. Muhammad Koura explaining to us in the above video, it is very simple and easy and has no danger or fear of it, this intervention is limited by a simple needle through which the laser fibers enter to vaporize and cauterize the slipped part of the cervical cartilage.

It takes about a quarter to a third of an hour inside the operating room under the fluoroscopic guidance and with local anasethia.

 As a patient, I was assured that I had avoided all the risks of the surgery, the problems of general anesthesia, and I was discharged from the hospital the same day.


Other ways to treat neck pain without surgery:

Treatment of cervical herniated disc with radio-frequency.
Treatment of cervical discs spondylosis with radio-frequency.
Treatment of cervical nerve root inflammation with radio-frequency.
epidural injection of cervical nerve roots.

Advantages of treating cervical herniated disc without surgery:

We do not call it an operation except because it takes place inside the operating room. It is a minimally invasive procedure during which no incisions or cuts are made. Safe, easy and simple, it does not take more than half an hour in the operating room under the influence of local anesthetic.


Why ORA CLINICS Premium?

Because we at ORA CLINICS center always take care of the patient’s time and health, and as confirmation of this we have provided a medical laboratory inside the center. As for the limited interventions for the treatment of spinal pain and joint roughness, we at our center always provide the latest non-surgical interventions and techniques under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Mohamed Koura. In addition to the staff of assistant doctors specializing in pain treatment, who follow up patients periodically after carrying out limited interventions to check on them and ensure their improvement and safety.

 

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