In this MRI, one can see how a disc protrusion can cause pressure on the spinal cord. The spinal cord is very sensitive to any type of pressure and thus this can cause pain in either a single nerve or multiple nerves below the pressure point. Removal of the disc herniation usually will resolve the neurological issue. This is a very common type of cervical disc problem in that most cervical issues are at the lower cervical levels with C6-7 being the most common.
Cervical Disc Bulge
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