A herniated cervical disc is a condition in the upper spine (seven bones in the neck) in which part of the gel-like cushion between vertebrae is pushed out of place and protrudes, leading to compression of the spinal cord or nerves. A herniated disc in the cervical spine can cause pain or spasms in the shoulder blades as well as in the neck and sometimes tingling in the hands.
Treatments We Provide
First, we provide exercises designed to relieve pressure on any nerves that may be compressed or pinched. Then we help you with core-stabilization exercises such as supine toe taps and forearm planks with toe taps to stabilize the spine; aerobic conditioning for endurance; stretching and manual work to improve flexibility; and balancing work with weights.