Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Cervical disc herniation and arm pain

Cervical disc herniations and arm pain

All too often patients diagnosed with cervical disc herniations and arm pain resort to invasive medical treatments like cervical epidurals, and neck surgery.

A conservative non-surgical approach is best at first-
Surgery should be your last resort after you have exhausted all non-surgical options first.

 Nerve damage caused by severe pressure to cervical nerve roots is known as Cervical Radiculopathy 
Common causes include disc bulging or herniation, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, and facet syndrome.
Symptoms are pain, numbness, tingling and muscle weakness in the region of the shoulder, arms,hands or fingers.

If you are suffering with these conditions a X-ray and a MRI can help to rule out serious injury and help determine the most appropriate course of treatment.
Non-surgical Cervical spinal decompression works on the same principal as Spinal decompression for the low back.
Pressure within a damaged disc can be reversed, drawing in fluid as well as the herniated disc material. This removes pressure from nerve roots and relieves pain.
High intradiscal pressure causes discs to bulge out and press painfully on nerve roots.
They also make for a compressed, anaerobic (little oxygen) environment unsuitable for healing.
Non- surgical spinal decompression (NSSD) produces negative pressures within the discs, which experts believe create a vacuum effect that draws in nutrients and fluids to promote the repair of injured discs and surrounding tissues. This Vacuum has also been shown to aid in the retraction of escaped cushioning gel from herniated discs.

Dr. Steven Shoshany
NYC Chiropractor
Call (212) 645-8151 to schedule an appointment in NYC for non-surgical herniated disc treatment


Dr. Steven Shoshany
Non-surgical Cervical Decompression wor

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