Lower Back Pain from a Herniated disc
When dealing with constant back pain that affects your quality of life, it is essential to begin a treatment plan to keep from missing out on the important things in life. Don’t let pain cripple you and prevent you from enjoying every day. Come into our NSPC New York offices to see how our team of spine doctors can help start you down the path to a pain-free tomorrow.
What can cause lower back pain?
A herniated disc can cause a wide range of chronic pain problems. The pain stems from nerves being pinched due to the disc material pushing on it. Pain, weakness, and even numbness can radiate from your lower back all the way to your calves. These problems may be diagnosed as sciatica or lumbar radiculopathy.
If you are suffering from the constant pain of a herniated disc, reach out for a quick consultation with our award-winning team of spine doctors to begin the recovery process. At our leading private neurosurgical practice in the New York area, we pride ourselves on giving first-rate individualized treatments for the optimal results.
How does a herniated disc develop?
Herniated discs can happen for a number of reasons to people of all ages. These reasons include:
- A traumatic accident or overexertion
- Being overweight
- Normal wear and tear due to age
- Continual and repetitive physically demanding labor
- Gender; men are more likely to herniate a disc
- Family history of herniated discs
If you have experience with any of the above risk factors and are dealing with lower back or leg issues, you might have a herniated disc in the lumbar region of your spine. It is important to get an accurate diagnosis and begin working on treating the issue so it does not worsen. Our spine team is here to help you through innovative treatment techniques for mild to extreme cases of herniated discs.
What are some of the treatment options?
Treatments for a herniated disc can range widely depending on various factors. These include the amount of damage done, previous treatment techniques administered, and the length of time the issue has been happening. Typically conservative methods such as pain-relieving drugs and physical therapy will be used first. If there is a failure to improve, surgical intervention might be suggested as the next step.
Our spine specialists at NSPC are trained in using the most innovative and modern procedures and techniques to guarantee the best results for our clients. Do your back a favor and stop in to see how our physicians can help you.