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A cervical slipped disc is nothing to ignore, since seeking treatment not only resolves the pain from the condition, but it also prevents much worse complications that may include paralysis. Instead of trying to modify your activities and manage the pain yourself, visit a nearby office of the Sports & Rehab Group for an exam, x-rays and expert advice. While you may just need to rest for a while, it’s best to know how bad your cervical disc bulge has become. Cervical slipped disc treatment is effective and may provide permanent relief. Call today for a consultation.

What Is a Slipped or Bulging Cervical Disc?

Anatomy of Bulging Disc

A bulging cervical disc happens when an intervertebral disc, sitting between the bones in your spine — called the vertebrae — becomes compressed and bulges out from its normal place. This physical change may pinch or inflame a nerve root in your cervical spine, leading to neck pain. The cervical spine is highly flexible, which allows free movement of your neck as it supports your head.

There are seven vertebrae in your neck with muscles, ligaments and tendons connecting each to the other. The gel-filled cervical discs act as shock absorbers to protect the vertebrae during movements and prevent the bones from grinding against each other. When a disc slips or bulges backwards into the spinal canal because of an injury, degenerative disc disease, or another cause, it can lead to incapacitating upper back pain.

At the Spine & Rehab Group in New York City and northern New Jersey, Dr. Amr Hosny and other spine doctors use the latest medical technology for effective cervical disc bulge treatment. Their first goal is to treat your pain, and the second is to resolve the cause of that pain: the slipped or bulging disc.

Our Board certified doctors Amr Hosny, MD, MBA, FASA
Amr Hosny, MD, MBA, FASA
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David Chu, MD, FAAPMR
David Chu, MD, FAAPMR
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Vivek Mehta, MD, FAAPMR Board Certified Interventional Spine Medicine
Vivek Mehta, MD, FAAPMR
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Deepali Gupta, MD, DABA, DABPM Board Certified Interventional Spine Specialist
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Should I Worry about a Slipped or Bulging Cervical Disc?

Maybe you regularly take medication to resolve that nagging neck pain, but this doesn’t address the underlying problem, which may be a cervical slipped disc or a bulging disc. Additionally, doctors advise against taking over-the-counter pain medications for extended periods. While pain management using pain medication is a popular option for such pain, consider the symptoms and effects of the bulged or slipped cervical disc, such as:

The specific nerve that’s pinched determines the symptoms you experience. This is why your spine doctor at the NYC or northern NJ back and joint clinic examines you and requests diagnostic tests to understand the location and severity of your spinal problem.

What Causes a Cervical Slipped/Bulging Cervical Disc?

Every case of a slipped or cervical disc bulge is unique. The exact cause requires medical tests to determine. The slipped or bulged disc condition may happen suddenly or over some time. Some causes of this spinal condition include:

These causes and symptoms of a bulging or slipped cervical disc are like those of other common spinal conditions, such as cervical radiculopathy, and cervical disc herniation. For a correct diagnosis, Dr. Hosny and his team leverage cutting-edge technology at their state-of-art spinal clinics.

Who’s At Risk of a Slipped Disc or Bulging Cervical Disc?

Preventing a bulged or slipped cervical disc is preferable to treating the condition. This condition can turn your life upside down because of the pain, discomfort and reduced flexibility. Some factors that make you more prone to cervical spine disc bulge or slipped disc include:

During initial consultations, your spine specialist explains the causes, risk factors and treatment options. The doctors at the Spine & Rehab Group work closely with you to restore your spinal function and help you understand everything about this spine condition so you can avoid the pain in the future.

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I came to the spine and rehab group for my back and leg pain. I was able to get an appointment the same day I called. The staff was very friendly and courteous. The doctors were very knowledgeable and took time to explain what was causing my pain and answer all my questions. I felt comfortable having my procedure done in their state of the art surgery center, where the staff made you feel at ease. They are very easy to reach and available to answer all your questions.

Narendra G.

The entire staff at The Spine & Rehab group is great. They are so helpful and kind. The doctors really take time to talk to their patients and answer any and all of the questions that I had. I've had office visits and procedures done and everyone to the front desk, to the nurses. and the doctors were just great and knowledgeable. They really got me feeling better as well. Since I starting going there my pain has improved greatly! I would recommend The Spine & Rehab Group to everyone!

Carmen C.

The Spine & Rehab Group is my go to place for chronic pain. The doctors are compassionate and supportive. The nurses and staff are professional and so caring. I have been a patient here for almost 10 years . The doctors and physician assistant are extremely knowledgeable and always looking for the best way to help with my chronic pain! I always recommend The Spine & Rehab Group to people dealing with pain, I even tell my other doctors what wonderful doctors they are.

Val B.

These days it’s hard to find a professional, yet extremely caring physicians office, particularly in the field of Pain Management. Dr. Hosny, Dr. Chu, physician’s assistant Summer and the entire staff have managed to make this happen. Robin helped me many times with insurance to ensure that I got my shots in a timely manner (Hi Robin!). I’ve been going to this office for about three years and I couldn’t be more pleased!


I went to Dr. Hosny with lower back pain. I spend many hours sitting in a truck for my job. After an hour or so I would get pain in my back. Since I am a truck driver, pain killers were not an option for me. After a few sessions with Dr. Hosny, I am pain free. The staff at New Jersey Pain Care Center and are wonderful and caring people. I would recommend anyone go to Dr. Hosny if they want real results.


I had gone to Dr. Hosny with severe back pain after spinal surgery. It was debilitating pain that stopped me from being able to function normally. Dr. Hosny suggested that I have a Spinal Cord Stimulator implanted in my back. It is the best thing I EVER did. I am so excited to be able to return to my normal life with no medication. My experience at the pain center was wonderful. The nurses were very understanding and kind.


I have had back surgeries that provided me no relief from my pain. After a few treatments with Dr. Hosny, I have almost no discomfort. I have no need for my pain medication anymore, and have been able to go back to working out and enjoying activities with my family. I was pleasantly surprised at the treatment I received at New Jersey Pain Care Center. The staff is very nice, and treats you with respect. The facility is clean, bright and everything is brand new.


I had been having pain in my neck for many years. I had been to other doctors and they all recommended that I have surgery. I was hesitant to get surgery, so I wanted one more opinion. I had a friend tell me about Dr. Hosny and New Jersey Pain Care Center. From the moment I met Dr. Hosny I knew he wasn’t your average doctor. He took the time to listen to my concerns about surgery, and he agreed. After my cervical radiofrequency, I have full range of motion back in my neck, and best of all, no pain.

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What’s the Best Treatment for a Bulged/Slipped Cervical Disc?

After reaching a diagnosis, your spine doctor recommends the safest and most effective cervical slip disc treatment. Treatment options include:

A slipped or bulging disc in the cervical spine can devastate your life and require immediate attention. Contact the spinal specialists at the Spine & Rehab Group and enjoy effective treatment in a modern facility. The team is available in eight locations across New York City and northern New Jersey.

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