The cervical disc herniation symptoms varies according to the level of the spinal cord affected and the area that is stimulated by effected nerve.. Only pain in the neck region is rare. Pain and numbness spreading to the shoulder and arms are typical symptom of cervical disc herniation. Depending on the location of the hernia; the cervical disc herniation pain can be felt on the back, or on the chest front wall. This pain is often confused with the heart attack pain. Cervical disc herniation rarely cause headaches. The cervical disc herniation symptom may manifest itself with loss of strength in hands and arms, depending on the size of the hernia, the degree of damage in spinal cord and nerve. Symptoms such as weakness in legs and unsteady walking may occur due to spinal cord damage that is occurred by hernia causing severe compression in the spinal cord.