Top Herniated Disc Doctors in NYC
What Is A Herniated Disc?
The discs in your back function as a rubbery cushion between the vertebrae (bones) which make up the spine. They act as natural shock absorbers between the vertebrae. Through hard falls, direct impact and other injuries, a disc can bulge or break open. When a disc becomes torn, cracked or bulges, this is what is referred to as a herniated disc, slipped disc or ruptured disc.
What Are The Symptoms Of A Herniated Disc?
Often, a patient is unaware they have a herniated disc in their spine. Depending on the area of the spine that the disc is affecting, the pain a patient with a ruptured disc experience varies. Often, symptoms occur due to the pressure put on the sciatic nerve root from the ruptured disc. The most common symptoms of a herniated disc are:
- Low back pain
- Leg pain (Sciatica)
What Causes A Herniated Disc?
Herniated discs, or ruptured discs, can be experienced in any part of the spine – from the neck to the bottom of the back. Herniated Discs can develop with age, as the discs become dry and brittle, leaving them more susceptible to tearing, cracks and injury. Any injury sustained, whether it be a sports injury, heavy lifting or a fall, can cause a tear.
What Are My Herniated Disc Treatment Options?
Herniated Disc Treatments in NYC
At Manhattan Rehabilitation Services, our team of herniated disc doctors in NYC work together to diagnose your low back pain or leg pain and provide you with customized herniated disc treatment plans that will alleviate your pain. Herniated discs, or Ruptured discs, can be very painful and proper diagnosis is key.
Our team involved in herniated disc treatment plans combines Physical Therapists, Back Pain Doctors, Spine Doctors and Pain Management Doctors. Non-surgical treatments at Manhattan Rehabilitation Services for herniated discs include Physical Therapy, Acupuncture and Medical Massage. Epidural Injections are also available for herniated discs.
If you have been diagnosed with a herniated disc, or have symptoms listed above, call us at 212-807-6599 so we can help you relieve your pain. Work with a herniated disc doctor at our NYC office to develop a custom herniated disc treatment program.