There may be peripheral, central and radial types of herniated discs. If you are diagnosed with a herniated disc, treatment usually is non-surgical that may work very well in managing the symptoms of the herniated disc and even symptoms of nerve compression.
Cervical Herniated disc
A cervical herniated disc occurs with a disc herniation. The herniated disc is a tearing of the disc external surface that may occur with the aging process or with injury. The annulus may thin or bulge or weaken to the point that disc material may extrude into the spinal canal.
Herniated disc in the neck may cause chronic pain, and with a disc herniation or disc protrusion there may be nerve symptoms of Weakness, Numbness, Tingling and pain radiating into the arm.
The herniated disc may heal on its own with conservative treatments. Non-surgical conservative treatment should always be tried first. These may include physical therapy epidural steroid injections and medications for pain and inflammation.
If conservative treatment fails, there are a number of minimally invasive procedures that are alternative to traditional surgical procedures.