Your contact partners
in this area:
Prof. <br /> Dr. med. habil.<br /> Georg Matziolis
Dr. med. habil.
Georg Matziolis

Senior Consultant of the Clinic for Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery

Acting holder of the Chair for Orthopaedics of the FSU Jena at the Waldkrankenhaus Eisenberg

036691 8-1002

Specialist Registrar Dr. med. Patrick Strube
Specialist Registrar Dr. med. Patrick Strube

Head of department spinal column

Specialist for othopaedics and accident surgery

Specialist Registrar's Office
Gabi Geier

036691 8-1439

Cervical slipped disc

Cervical slipped disc

With a slipped disc (disc prolapse), jelly-like parts of the spinal disc protrude into the spinal canal. With a disc protrusion, parts of the cartilage ring around the disc protrude a little way into the spinal canal. The protruding disc tissue can press on the contents of the spinal canal (spinal cord and nerve roots).

Symptome des Bandscheibenvorfalls sind starke, häufig in die Arme ausstrahlende Schmerzen, oft mit einem Taubheitsgefühl im Versorgungsgebiet der eingeklemmten Nervenwurzel. Drückt der Bandscheibenvorfall auf das Halsrückenmark, kann es zu einer Querschnittlähmung kommen. Alarmsignale sind Veränderung des Gangbildes und zunehmende Lähmungen.

Symptoms of disc protrusion include severe pain, frequently radiating to the arms, often with a feeling of numbness in the area supplied by the trapped nerve root. If the disc protrusion is pressing on the spinal cord in the cervical region, paraplegia can occur. Alarm signals are changes in the gait and increasing paralysis.

Conservative treatment is possible in many cases with the exception of the signs of paraplegia mentioned above.

Surgical treatment is carried out when:

  • Conservative treatment has failed
  • There is increasing muscle weakness
  • The pain cannot be controlled with medications
  • In an emergency: paraplegia

Established surgical methods include:

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