Between the vertebrae of your spine are soft discs. They let your spine twist and bend. They absorb shocks. But if damaged, the disc’s soft center can push through the disc wall. That’s a herniated disc. This bulge presses against nerves in your spine.
This condition is an irritation or compression of one or more nerve roots in the lumbar spine. Because these nerves travel to the hips, buttocks, legs and feet, an injury in the lumbar spine can cause symptoms in these areas. Sciatica may result from a variety of problems with the bones and tissues of the lumbar spinal column.
Your spine is made up of 24 individual bones known as vertebrae. In between each vertebra there is an intervertebral disk, which is a strong small disc with a softer center encased within a tougher exterior. These spinal discs act as a shock absorber, they are pliable and cushioned allowing for bending, twisting and shock-absorption.
A herniated disc occurs when the contents of the center of the disc pushes out through the tougher outer disc wall, into the spinal canal. Which can irritate the disc wall, spinal cord
or nearby spinal nerves resulting in pain, numbness or weakness in an arm or leg.
Some conditions associated with this are sciatica, lumbar herniated disc, and cervical herniated disc. Other than the fact that a herniated disc can be extremely painful, can affect your mood, your activity level, and will inhibit your lifestyle.
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When a disc is herniated the symptoms may vary, the surrounding nerves can become irritated and inflamed, with symptoms of pain and weakness in the affected areas, which may include arm or leg pain, numbness or tingling, muscular weakness or spasms, chronic pain, or difficulty walking.
Herniated discs may have little to no symptoms or pain immediatley, depending on its location. Most herniated discs are found in the lower back or lumbar spine, but can also be found in the neck or cervical spine.
At Precision Pain Medicine – Pain Center NY we focus on permanently treating the root cause of the pain. In most cases a physical examination, medical history, and a review of the specific symptoms are the main ways a herniated disk is diagnosed.
If another condition is suspected a detailed analysis may be recommended including a neurological exam to check your motor responses and reflexes, or imaging tests such as X-rays, CT scan, or MRI.
At our clinic, we properly determine the cause of the pain and discomfort, we than plan strategies and suggest therapies, accordingly. Our main aim is to ensure the complete well-being and health of patients.
We specialize in minimally invasive treatments for many painful conditions, allowing the patient to return to normal activity in a shorter period of time. Our holistic treatments are extensively utilized in the form of an alternate to pain medications and surgeries in various musculoskeletal conditions, as it focuses on permanently treating the root cause of the pain.
Doctor was incredibly informative, listened closely, and made a diagnosis. My back pain from a herniated disk is better. The office and staff were great. Traveling from Brooklyn was easy. I highly recommend to anyone suffering from back pain.RAFAEL KHAIMOV