Cervical disc prolapse means the intervertebral disc is pressing on the nerve roots that usually go to the hands on both sides. Cervical disc prolapse can be caused due to lifting heavy weights or falls. Patients have pain in the neck, shoulder and also radiating along one or both hands. Sometimes other than pain radiating down the hands, patients may also have numbness and difficulty in holding things. Most patients will benefit from cervical stretching and strengthening exercises, avoiding long travels, pain medication and muscle relaxants.