Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.
The commonest symptoms of a herniated disc
are pain in the affected region of the neck and shooting pain down the arm into the fingers (if nerve root
The conservative management of the cervical disc disease
is as follows -
* Rest: A soft cervical collar
is advisable. It should not be used for more than a week or two as it may worsen the condition with prolonged usage.
* Medicines: Analgesic are needed in the acute phase. Muscle relaxants are essential for relieving muscle spasms once the acute pain subsides. Neurotropic vitamins like METHYLCOBALAMINE (activated Vit B12) or PREGABALIN will help in alleviating the neuropathic pain
* Cervical traction: may enlarge the disc space, permitting the prolapse to subside. Intermittent cervical traction for not more than 30 minutes at a time. Weight upto 8kg can be added.
* Physiotherapy: Once the acute phase of pain has subsided, Isometric strengthening exercises of the paravertebral muscles are started. Moist heat can be useful
Hope this information is helpful. Good day