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Urgent Care at our West Des Moines and Ankeny locations will be open on Memorial Day from 8am - noon.

Herniated Cervical Disc

A herniated disc occurs when the gel-like center of a disc ruptures through a weak area in the tough outer wall. Neck or arm pain, numbness or tingling may result when the disc material touches or compresses a spinal nerve. Treatment with rest, pain medication, spinal injections, and physical therapy is the first step to recovery. Most people improve in 6 weeks and return to normal activity. If symptoms continue, surgery to remove a portion of the disc and any bone spurs may be recommended.

Herniated Cervical Disc.pdf

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