Cervical Discogenic Pain Syndrome

If you have neck pain symptoms, it is advised to see an experienced Aurum Health Care Chiropractor before commencing any self-management strategies. Call us on 9899 1416 or Book Online.

What is Cervical Discogenic Pain Syndrome?

It is symptoms that result from a herniated disc commonly known as a ‘slipped disc’ or ‘bulging disc’ or by degeneration of one or more spinal discs in the cervical spine (neck).

In between each vertebra of a healthy spine, there are soft, spongy discs that act as a shock absorber. The discs in the spine are designed to cushion the vertebrae and prevent the individual vertebra from grinding together and facilitate movement.

What are the symptoms caused by a cervical disc bulge?

You usually experience:

  • Immediate pain or pain shortly after the suspected incident
  • Pain referred into the shoulders, scapula, mid-back, arm, forearm, or fingers
  • Headaches

What are the causes of neck pain due a cervical disc bulge?

These include:

  • Trauma – such as a fall, a motor vehicle accident, whiplash, or a sports injury
  • Overuse – such as fatigue or micro-trauma as a result of repetitive motions
  • Increase or decrease in cervical spinal curve
  • Prolonged stressful postures or habits such as the working on a computer for long period of time i.e. office workers or student
  • Sudden unguarded movements
  • Degenerative disc disease

Who usually experiences neck pain caused by a cervical disc bulge?

Research shows:

  • Approximately 36% of those with spinal intervertebral disc disease (IVD) experience neck pain caused by cervical disc strain
  • It is reported to be more common in women than in men
  • It is most prevalent in adults aged 45 to 50 years old

If I experience neck pain from a cervical disc bulge, what can I do?

  • Ice to the affected area. Click this link for duration
  • Rest
  • Non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) – it is best to check with GP or pharmacist before use

For a more customised self-management plan and if symptoms do not improve,

Call us on 9899 1416 or Book Online and one of our experienced Chiropractors at Aurum Health Care can assess and formulate a treatment plan for you to get you on the road to recovery.