Herniated Discs

Herniated Discs

What is a Herniated Disc?

Your spinal column is made up of a series of bones (vertebrae) stacked onto each other. From top to bottom, the column includes seven bones in the cervical spine, 12 in the thoracic spine, and five in the lumbar spine, followed by the sacrum and the coccyx at the base. These bones are cushioned by discs. The discs protect the bones by absorbing the shocks from daily activities like walking, lifting, and twisting

 

  • What are Herniated Disc symptoms?

    You can have a slipped disc in any part of your spine, from your neck to your lower back. The lower back is one of the more common areas for slipped discs. Your spinal column is an intricate network of nerves and blood vessels. A slipped disc can place extra pressure on the nerves and muscles around it.

  • Symptoms of a slipped disc include:

    • pain and numbness, most commonly on one side of the body
    • pain that extends to your arms or legs
    • pain that worsens at night or with certain movements
    • pain that worsens after standing or sitting
    • pain when walking short distances
    • unexplained muscle weakness
    • tingling, aching, or burning sensations in the affected area

    Prior to treatment for a herniated disc at Alleviate, your doctor will ask for a history of the issue, provide a physical examination and may request an MRI. Fortunately, if you do in fact have a herniated disc, our doctors specialize in non surgical treatments to help relieve your pain and improve function.

    The doctors at Alleviate will tailor a treatment plan to meet your individual needs. Herniated disc treatments at Alleviate may include Physical Therapy, Manual Therapies, Epidural Injections and Nerve Root Blocks and Endoscopic spine procedure .

  • What do I do next?

    The first step in figuring out what the best Herniated Disc treatment plan for you is to make an appointment to see one of our herniated disc doctors in NYC. Pain Specialists and Interventional Spine Specialist are a good option for herniated disc diagnosis and to learn your non-surgical herniated disc treatment options.

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