A slipped disc is a misnomer, because the disc does not actually slip out of place between the vertebrae. Instead, a “slipped disc” occurs when the outer walls of the intervertebral disc are torn. Other terms for this condition are herniated disc, prolapsed disc, or ruptured disc. When outer annular rings are torn the center gel-like nucleus pulposus can push out and place pressure on the other structures in the general area. The slipped disc usually occurs at the posterior lateral wall where the annulus fibrosis is thinnest. Unfortunately, this is also where the nerves of the spine exit and track distally into the body. The larger the tear, and the further the nucleus pushes out into the surrounding area, the more severe the symptoms and the pain. A slipped disc in the cervical spine can result in cervical radiculopathy, creating symptoms such as pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness into the arms.