Arm discomfort from a cervical herniated disc is one of the much more common cervical spine conditions. It generally develops in the 30 - 50 year old demographic. Although a cervical herniated disc may come from some type of injury to the spine, the symptoms commonly initiate unexpectedly.
The arm discomfort from a cervical herniated disc results because the herniated disc material presses on a cervical nerve, causing problems to radiate along the nerve pathway down the arm. Along with the arm discomfort, numbness and tingling exist in the arm and into the fingertips. Muscle weakness may be present as a result of a cervical herniated disc.