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About Neck hernia

Feb 10th 2014 at 10:57 PM

Neck hernia,

Anatomy of the cervical spine

The hernia

The diagnosis

The operation

Surgical Risks

After the operation


A hernia (hernia nuclei purpose [HNP]) is a protrusion of the inter vertebral disc. This bulge can on a nerve or the spinal cord, thus giving pain may occur, or loss of function (such as paralysis and / or loss of sensation). Hernia operations are the most frequent procedures performed by neurosurgeons. Hernias can occur anywhere in the spine. Most frequently the herniated discs in the lower back, followed by that in the neck

The ratio back: neck is about 7 to 1.

Anatomy of the cervical spine

The cervical spine consists of seven vertebrae. Most of the movements and the greatest possibilities of movement between the atlas (which is the first or upper cervical spine (C1)) and the shifter (which is the second cervical vertebra (C2) which is also called the dens)

In total there are 7 neck (or cervical) vertebrae C1 / C7 . With the exception of the two upper vertebrae (C1 and C2), there lies in each case between two successive cervical vertebrae an inter vertebral disc.

The inter vertebral disc consists of an elastic core (nucleus pulpous), which is surrounded by a fibrous ring. The disk is elastic and acts as a shock absorber. Furthermore, the inter vertebral disc ensures that the vertebrae somewhat able to move (such as a ball bearing does).



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