Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease

Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease is an age-linked illness that occurs when one or more of the intervertebral discs breakdown resulting in pain. Get the best Neuro Spine Care in NJ at CMW.  

About Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease

Cervical Degenerative disc disease is an age-linked illness that occurs when one or more of the intervertebral discs breakdown resulting in pain. It can also create discomfort. A life’s worth of meandering, poor posture, or injury directly affects your neck:   

  • The fluid-filled cervical discs splitting the vertebrae in your spine become less bendable, thinner, and are less effective shock absorbers.   
  • The soft gel-like center of the cervical disc becomes dry out and shrinks, lessening the space presented for the spinal cord and nerve roots.   
  • The ligaments that surround the cervical disc become delicate and more easily slit.   

This corrosion is referred to as cervical degenerative disc disease or cervical disc degeneration and directly affects inter-vertebral discs and may lead to spinal stenosis.  

A young lady who is suffering from neck and 'spine pain'

Symptoms of Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease

Following are the symptoms which show degenerative disc disease in the neck (the cervical spine):   

  • Reduced flexibility.   
  • Neck pain.   
  • Toughness.   
  • Pain scorching to the back of the shoulder or into the arms.   
  • Numbness and burning in the arms and hands.   
  • Faintness.   
  • Pinched Nerve.   
  • Leg pain and lower back pain.    


Diagnosing Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease

Our neuro spine specialists will diagnose whether you are suffering from degenerative disc disease in the neck by:   

  • Checking the strength, flexibility, and movement in your neck, arms, and legs.   
  • Ordering imaging tests such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs.   

If degenerative disc disease occurs, the images will often show a contraction of the spaces between your vertebrae, which specifies that one or more discs have weakened or collapsed. The X-rays may also show bone subdivisions. Sometimes disc corrosion and bone spurs can compress nerve roots.   

Treatments for Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease

Your discomfort and pain may be a natural cause of aging, or it happens due to an injury. The treatment options for cervical degenerative disc disease depends on the range of deterioration.   


Nonsurgical treatments

 If you do not have an indication of nerve root compression with muscle dimness, our doctor may suggest you:   

  • A soft cervical collar for your neck to rest.   
  • Anti-inflammatory medications.   
  • Physical therapy.   


Surgical treatments

If rest, medication, and physical therapy don’t work or if tests show spinal cord compression or nerve root compression, our doctor may recommend Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion, or Cervical Disc Replacement to reduce pain, weakness, and burning. These procedures are quite safe and effective, and many people have benefited from them.   


Cervical fusion

In cervical fusion surgery, the deteriorated cervical disc is removed, the neighboring vertebrae are then fused together resulting in spinal fusion.   


Cervical disc replacement

The surgeon removes the deteriorated disc and replaces it with an artificial disc, protecting or improving your motion and flexibility. This procedure is often is performed with the help of laser technology; it is also known a laser spine surgery.   

Our board-certified neuro-spine surgeons will discuss your options with you and choose the one which is most effective for you.   

At Complete Medical Wellness (CMW) we offer the finest and effective Neuro Spine Care in New Jersey and New York. We have conveniently located medical centers spread across New Jersey and New York.   

We provide you VIP access to excellent, cost-efficient, coordinated cervical spine treatments in NJ. Our dedication to serving the people with the best minimally invasive spine surgery out spreads far beyond the care we provide within New Jersey.   

CMW offers the most effective treatment for Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease in NJ.   


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