The treatment for nonoperative cervical disc herniation begins with an accurate history and physical examination. There may be other comorbidities present with cervical disc herniation, such as shoulder problems, fibromyalgia or myofascial pain syndromes. The source of pain can be from muscle, nerve root, disc or facet. Most cervical disc herniations improve on their own within six to 12 weeks with little or no treatment. Less than 3% require surgery.