Disc Prolapse Cervical Spine
A cervical herniated disc is diagnosed when the inner core of a disc in the neck herniates, and presses on an adjacent nerve root and spinal cord.
The discs in the cervical spine are not very large; however, there is also not a lot of space available for the nerves. This means that even a small cervical disc herniation may impinge on the nerve and cause significant pain. Usually it needs surgery, the removed disc is always replaced by a mobile disc (replacement) or a cage.