275 Madison E 40th St.

Contact: 212-986-3888

275 Madison E 40th St.

Contact: 212-986-3888

Do not despair about finding treatments for your herniated disc. Not every herniated disc needs surgical treatment. Typically, effective treatment includes physical therapy, over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications, and topical therapeutic techniques. A herniated disc occurs when a spinal disc slips out of place – bursts – the alignment of the vertebrae is disrupted and pressure is placed against the spine’s nerves.

A Herniated Disc

A herniated disc can result from either:

  • Sudden injury or trauma, or
  • Spinal degeneration gradually over time

Nerve impingement causes great pain and stress along the spine and – depending on the location of the herniated disc – can radiate to other areas.

  • Cervical Spine – Pain radiates from the neck through the shoulders and arms
  • Lumbar Spine – Pain radiates from the lower back to the buttocks and down the legs

Other symptoms include numbness, tingling, and weakness in appendages.

  • Disc injuries cause a vast array of pain throughout the body and worsen through bending, twisting, and reaching movements
  • A herniated disc in the neck area of your spine may be causing pain to radiate from your neck through your shoulder and arm
  • A herniated disc in your mid-to lower back may be causing pain to radiate into the buttocks and leg
  • Discomfort may also be experienced through tingling, numbness, and weakness

Treatment for a Herniated Disc

At Spine and Sports Medicine, your medical history, medications, lifestyle, and symptoms are fully evaluated during an in-depth diagnostic testing process. Taking your symptoms and history into consideration, onsite use of an X-ray, a CT scan, or a MRI scan will be utilized to accurately diagnose your condition and rule out other potentially serious medical conditions.

The Multidisciplinary Team of Doctors at Spine and Sports Medicine have the education, training, and practical experience to treat a herniated disc through:

  • Neurological Testing (EMG/NCV )
  • Physical Therapy
  • Chiropractic Care

Specialists to Fix Your Herniated Disc

At Spine and Sports Medicine, there is no requirement for you to obtain an outside primary physician referral to have the cost of the diagnosis and treatment of your herniated disc covered by your medical insurance policy. Most PPOs have out-of-network benefits allowing insurance coverage for doctors not listed in the PPO directory. Our insurance experts will help you to determine your coverage and assist in processing your claims.

The warm and inviting spa-like environment at Spine and Sports Medicine offers all-encompassing pain management therapeutic treatment services in one convenient Midtown Manhattan location. Please click the icon below to download Dr. Brian Kessler’s complimentary eBook – Guide to Pain Relief – or call 212.986.3888 to schedule a consultation.

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