Answers to Common Spine Health Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about spine health.

What are the symptoms of cervical degenerative disc disease?

Dr. Neal Mehan discusses symptoms of cervical degenerative disc disease. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

What are the symptoms of cervical degenerative disc disease?

The symptoms of cervical disk disease can vary from pinching of the nerves causing radiculopathy, which can be pain, numbness or tingling in your arms, or pinching of the spinal cord, which can cause trouble walking.

Cervical disk disease can be mistaken for other common things. Some of the symptoms overlap a lot with carpal tunnel syndrome with the numbness and tingling going through the hand, or a pinched nerve at the elbow, or even people can mistake shoulder pain as something coming ... arthritis from their shoulder when it may be caused from a pinched nerve in their neck.

 

Symptoms of cervical degenerative disc disease can vary.

You could experience a pinched nerve that causes radiculopathy, which is a pain, numbness, or tingling in your arms, Premier Physician Network (PPN) physicians say.

You might also have a pinching of the spinal cord, which can cause you to have trouble walking.

For more information about the symptoms of cervical degenerative disc disease, talk with your doctor. 

Source: Jennifer Smail, MD, Pledger Orthopaedic Spine Center and Associates; Neal Mehan, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute

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