Signs & Symptoms Neurology & Neurosurgery

Cervical Disc Herniation
Signs and Symptoms

When a herniated disc occurs, it puts pressure on spinal nerves or the spinal cord. The first symptom is usually neck pain.

Symptoms may include:

  • Pain moving your head and neck, especially turning to the side of the herniated disc
  • Pain in your shoulder or arms
  • Numbness, tingling or weakness in your shoulder or arms

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