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Here is a quick mnemonic ” CERVICAL DISk “ to remember about facts related to Cervical disc disease.

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT & NCLEX exams

Cervical disc disease, also known as cervical spondylosis or degenerative disc disease of the neck, is a condition where the discs between the vertebrae in the neck degenerate and become damaged. This can lead to a range of symptoms, including neck pain, stiffness, and numbness or tingling in the arms or hands.

Cervical Disk Disease : How To Remember Easily ?

  • C – Common and usually asymptomatic degenerative cervical disk disease
  • E – Extension and lateral rotation of the neck can reproduce radicular symptoms (Spurling’s sign)
  • R – Reflex, sensory, and motor changes accompany cervical nerve root lesions
  • V – Variable location of pain is the most variable of the clinical features
  • I – Ipsilateral intervertebral foramen narrowed by neck extension and lateral rotation
  • C – Cervical disk herniations are usually posterolateral near the lateral recess
  • A – Acute nerve root compression from a ruptured cervical disk is often due to trauma
  • L – Lower cervical disk herniation is a common cause of pain or tingling in the neck, shoulder, arm, or hand
  • D – Disk herniation responsible for ~25% of cervical radiculopathies
  • I – In young adults, acute nerve root compression from a ruptured cervical disk is often due to trauma
  • S – Stiffness and limited range of motion due to neck pain are usual manifestations

Mnemonic : CERVICAL DISk

Dr. Arin Nandi

Passionate About Medical Science & Helping Future Doctors Achieve Top Ranks In Medical Exams. He is professionally a dentist as well as a public health expert from JIPMER (1), (2)working in health department