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Back and Spine Conditions

Herniated Discs Condition

Osteopathic treatment for herniated discs relies on a range of therapies designed to relieve pressure on nerves, reduce weakness and tingling, and control pain symptoms throughout the body.

Herniated Discs Treatment in New York City

Osteopathic treatment for herniated discs can include a range of techniques and therapies to reduce pressure on nerves to alleviate pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, and loss of mobility.

Back and Spine Conditions

Back and spine conditions can be degenerative, disease-related, or caused by overuse or injury. Symptoms can include pain, impaired mobility, numbness, weakness, and more.
Back and Spine Conditions

Back and Spine
Conditions

Back and spine conditions can be degenerative, disease-related, or caused by overuse or injury. Symptoms can include pain, impaired mobility, numbness, weakness, and more.
Back and Spine Conditions

Back and Spine Conditions

Back and spine conditions can be degenerative, disease-related, or caused by overuse or injury. Symptoms can include pain, impaired mobility, numbness, weakness, and more.

What are Herniated Discs?

Herniated discs occur when the disc between any two vertebrae move out of place, causing irritation to nearby nerves that results in severe pain and loss of mobility. There are 33 vertebrae bones in your spine Your spine’s discs are soft, jellylike cushions that sit between the vertebrae, absorbing shocks and enabling you to bend, twist, and move your spine. When a disc becomes herniated, it presses on those delicate nerves, causing pain, physical weakness, numbness, and impaired physical movement.

What Causes this Condition?

It is often difficult to determine the exact cause of a disc herniation. In many instances, herniated disc pain is the result of minor strains exacerbated by normal wear and tear due to the aging process. Sometimes, patients with herniated discs in NYC have simply lifted heavy objects using their backs instead of their legs. Less frequently, these herniations can be caused by falls, injuries to the back, and other unexpected trauma.

In addition, some patients are more prone to herniations than others. In fact, there are specific risk factors that can make you more vulnerable to this type of back injury. For example, some jobs involving repetitious lifting, bending, twisting, or other demanding movements could increase your risk of suffering a herniated disc. You could also be at higher risk if you’re overweight, smoke, or simply have a genetic predisposition for spinal injuries.

What Are the Symptoms of Herniated Discs?

Minor herniated discs can occur with few or no symptoms. When herniated disc pain is present, however, patients may find it difficult to stand, walk, lift objects, urinate, and sneeze or cough. The most common symptoms of any herniated disc can include:

  • Pain in the area of the affected disc. This pain is typically restricted to one side of the body
  • Sharp or burning pain in the arms, legs, or buttocks, depending on the location of the affected disc
  • Numbness in the extremities
  • Weakness, loss of balance, or a lack of coordination caused by weakened nerves

As with other back pain concerns, these symptoms can often be indicative of other back conditions as well. It is vital to seek a proper medical diagnosis to ensure that problems are addressed as early as possible.

How We Can Help

Prompt osteopathic care can help to speed the body’s natural healing process, helping to ensure that your body is properly positioned for optimal recovery. Our team can provide the treatment you need to help relieve pain, begin the process of restoring lost mobility, and help you prevent future herniations. Since every disc herniation response is different, advice from osteopathic professionals can be invaluable in creating the right treatment plan for your health needs.

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If you have experienced herniated discs and require competent treatment from an experienced osteopath, contact Leonid Tafler, D.O. today. We will schedule an appointment to help you confirm your diagnosis and will work with you to identify the right treatment plan for your recovery and rehabilitation.

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