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Herniated Cervical Disc And Swollen Nodes

A herniated cervical disc is often called a rupture disc.  This is different from a bulging disc or a protrusion.  Problems with cervical disc can often cause swollen nodes.  Herniated cervical disc and swollen nodes  are usually caused when the gel like center of your disc ruptures out through a tear in the touch disc wall. 

This gel like material is extremely irritating to your spinal nerves which causes something similar to a chemical burn.  The chemical burn is responsible for the chronic pain you feel.  Therefore, the pain you feel with herniated cervical disc and swollen nodes  is a result of spinal nerve  inflammation and swelling which is a result of the pressure of the herniated disc.

What are the symptoms of a herniated cervical disc and swollen nodes ?

The most common symptom is pain which radiates down your arm and across your hand.  You may also feel pain on or near the shoulder.  Many people mistake herniated cervical disc and swollen nodes  symptoms with those of a heart attack.  Pain can also be felt in the biceps, triceps, and hand grip.  Pain is often relieved by elevating the hand above your head.  This allows for the pressure to be removed from the nerve. 

What are the causes of a herniated cervical disc and swollen nodes ?

Discs usually bulge and herniate because of a sudden injury.  Also improper lifting can cause this problem to happen almost spontaneously.  Of course aging is another factor in having herniated cervical disc and swollen nodes.  As you get older your discs dry out and become harder.  The tough outer covering of the discs weakens and is no longer able to protect the gel like center of the disc.  Once the tough covering is compromised the disc can easily rupture causing a herniated cervical disc and swollen nodes.


 

 

 

 

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