Disc Herniation Treatment for Patients in New Jersey
Have you noticed pain and stiffness in your lower back, arms, or legs? If so, then a herniated disc might be to blame. Disc herniation occurs when the soft center of a spinal disc pushes through a tear in the hard exterior of the disc. This herniated, or ruptured, disc can irritate the nerves, causing the aforementioned pain.
If you are experiencing neck or back pain, then Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute (AOSMI) in New Jersey may be able to help you find relief. Our team of board-certified spine surgeons and other medical professionals will provide an assessment to identify whether a disc herniation is the source of your pain, then devise the best way to treat your condition. Your treatment plan could include such services as physical therapy and pain management, which are among the services offered at our state-of-the-art center, affording you the ability to receive all of the treatment that you require under one roof.
How Does a Herniated Disc Occur?
Disc herniation is often a result of the natural aging process. Disc degeneration occurs as you age, and your spine loses water content. This can make a disc less flexible and prone to rupturing even with the slightest twist. However, some actions can make you more susceptible to disc herniation, including:
- Using your back muscles instead of your legs to lift
- Sustaining a fall or blow to the neck or back
- Gaining excessive weight
- Engaging in a physically demanding job
How Does AOSMI Treat Disc Herniation?
There is no singular way to treat a herniated disc. Here at AOSMI we recognize that each case is different, and we provide treatment based on an individual’s needs. Our orthopedic spine surgeons emphasize conservative therapies, such as physical therapy, whenever possible. But, if the pain and discomfort only worsen over time, especially after several weeks of conservative treatment, then surgery may be needed. Our team can devise a surgical plan to address your issues using advanced, minimally invasive techniques to allow for a faster recovery.
Contact AOSMI today to learn more about our facility and the treatment options we offer for disc herniation.