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Cervical degenerative disc disease can develop as bones in the neck age and form bone spurs. These spurs then can pinch the spinal cord or other nerves. The result can be pain in the neck or arms and weakness in the arms and legs.
The discs throughout your spine are doughnut-shaped, spongy cushions that fit between each vertebra to absorb shock and tie the vertebrae together to ease bending and twisting.
Nonsurgical treatments often can relieve pain from cervical degenerative disc disease.
The combined team of orthopedic spine and neuroscience specialists at Norton Leatherman spine has internationally recognized expertise in cervical degenerative disorders, including cervical degenerative disc disease. Their expertise and training allow them to know when surgery isn’t needed and when, as a last resort, it’s the only option to relieve debilitating pain.
With a combination of nonsurgical, surgical and innovative techniques, we can help relieve neck and arm pain, allowing you to move more easily. If the bone spurs are pressing on the spinal cord, surgery may relieve the pressure and prevent symptoms from worsening.
Your physician may recommend surgery if the condition causes pain or weakness, or if it worsens.
Norton Leatherman Spine is a combined team of orthopedic spine surgeons, neurosurgeons from Norton Neuroscience Institute and pain management specialists who provide care for adults and children from Louisville and Southern Indiana, as well as from across the region, nation and world.
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