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why does bulging disc in neck make arms and hands hurt and go numb?


Posted by Annette

pian in neck and arms hands are numb
 
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 some information can be found here http://herniateddiscsymptomsinfo.com/bulging-disc-in-neck-may-cause-strong-pain/

A bulging disc in the cervical spine will put pressure on the cervical nerves- these nerves innervate your arms, hands, upper back and neck. If pressure is put on a nerve- you may get weakness in the upper extremity, numbness and tingling in the fingers and pain that shoots into your upper extremity.

 Here is a good link to explain these symptoms to you as well as treatment options: Neck Pain resulting from a C5, C6, C7, or C8 Radiculopathy http://www.neckpainsupport.com/2008/11/neck-pain-resul.html Severe Neck Pain From a Herniated Disc: What are Your Treatment Options? http://www.neckpainsupport.com/2008/11/severe-neck-pain-from-a-herniated-disc-what-are-your-treatment-options.html 

Understanding A Disc Problem with a Jelly Donut: Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc? http://www.neckpainsupport.com/2009/02/understanding-your-disc-like-a-jelly-donut-herniated-disc-or-slipped-disc.html

 

I'm not a doctor but I have the same and was told it effects nerves.
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