Neck pain can be a result of several neck, shoulder and back problems. One neck problem that may be causing your pain is a cervical herniated disc. However, you may not know how to tell if you have this pain-causing injury.
At Arrow Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, our team is ready to help you find physical therapy to fit your needs. There’s a reason that we may be able to help you find effective therapy, and the reason is that we treat all our patients as individuals. We listen to your concerns about your injury or condition. We’ll then help you develop a therapy plan to meet reachable therapy goals that are based on your concerns. Our personalized approach may be helpful even if you’re experiencing neck pain caused by a cervical herniated disc.
How to tell if your neck pain is the result of a cervical herniated disc
We know there are many ways we may be able to help you if you have a cervical herniated disc that’s causing you neck pain. But, we can’t start helping you unless you know you have this neck problem and come in to see us. However, we’ve found that many patients ignore the initial signs of a cervical herniated disc.
A disc is a spongy structure that sits between each of your vertebrae. These discs help your spine to maintain vertebrae separation, allow your spine to be flexible and absorb shocks as your spine moves. When one of your neck, or cervical, discs are damaged, they can cause you to experience pain and other symptoms in your neck. But, our team also knows that there are other places in your body that may show symptoms of this condition, too. For instance, feeling pain or numbness in one or both of your arms is a common symptom of cervical herniated discs.
By knowing and recognizing this important symptom, you may be able to get help faster. Our team is ready to deploy a wide array of therapies to help you deal with cervical herniated discs. Some of the common therapies we used for this injury include:
- Manual therapy
- Traction table therapy
- Posture education techniques
If you’re ready to reduce the pain caused by your cervical herniated disc, our team at Arrow Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation is here to help you. One way you can get started is to call us at one of our three New Jersey locations. You can also contact us online today to schedule your first appointment.