Problems originating from the spine are also common in the neck area. Cervical hernia, which occurs when the structures called discs between the vertebrae are torn and damaged, causing pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots, is a disease that can occur. The patient experiences severe neck pain, which usually increases with movement and coughing. The pain can radiate to the arms, and in advanced cases, numbness and weakness may also occur in the arms. In treatment, medication (muscle relaxants and painkillers) and rest (neck brace, special neck pillow) are applied first. If these treatments do not work, or if there is significant pressure on the nerves, surgery may be required.