Herniated Discs Conditions

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.

What is Herniated Discs?

Herniated Discs is a general term that describes a condition where patients continue to have ongoing pain after a spine or back surgery. While modern surgical techniques are highly effective, there is never any guarantee of success, even when the procedure is performed by the best surgeons in the world. Some estimates suggest that tens of thousands of back surgery patients each year continue to experience pain or loss of movement even after surgery.

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.


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 Muscle SpasmFacet Joint SyndromeFailed Back Surgery SyndromeHerniated DiscsLow Back PainLumbar RadiculopathyMid Back PainMyofascial Pain SyndromeNerve Compression SyndromePiriformis SyndromePost Laminectomy SyndromeSacroiliac Joint DysfunctionScoliosisSpinal Stenosis

Contact Us Today

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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Herniated Discs Reviews

Margaret Sowa
Margaret Sowa
Hotel General Manager Brooklyn, NY

Through the years, every one treated by Dr. Tafler has had very positive and lasting results. I can't thank him enough for myself, my mom and for every dear person to my heart I sent to him. 🙂 Thank you Doctor! Words can't express what you've done and how many lives have changed. God bless you.

Boris Talis
Boris Talis
Four-time champion of the world in Sambo Combat. Black belt 6th Degree

I am a whole hardheartedly grateful to Dr.Tafler for this timely help in recovering the moving function of my shoulder joint. This helped me a win a gold medal and become the Champion of the world in Sambo combat in Greece 2012. I always tell my collegues and student to turn to the excellent and kind Dr. Leonid Tafler in case of any accident or injury.


Dr. Tafler started working with me though acupuncture, back adjustments and immediately I saw the progress and my pain was less and less with every visit to the doctor. I avoided a surgery thanks to Dr Tafler. I started to enjoy my life again. I am so thankful to the doctor, and have been recommending Dr Tafler to all my friends and coworkers who have back problems and other pains.

Thomas Rayder

Dr. Tafler recommended the OMT under anesthesia procedure. The procedure was performed and alleviated my pain immediately. I avoided surgery and have not had problems with my neck in 7 years now! I am so thankful to Dr. Tafler, the OMT under anesthesia procedure helped me so much!

Elizabeth Blend

Dr. Tafler took me in for a weekend to receive manipulation under anesthesia. Two weeks later I was able to walk without pain. I have been pain free since that moment until today, many years after initial treatment. Without his treatment I do not know if I would have been able to walk at all.

Hugo Barriga

Doctor Tafler, was my savior and there is not doubt he give me my back life; this OMT under anesthesia definitely recommend to everyone, this improve my back and relief a chronic pain. Try this before any aggressive treatment, this was over 5 years ago and I feel splendidly.


Two weeks ago I came to his office. He is a very nice and very pleasant man. I told him about a terrible pain in my back. He gave me two injections and I was able to walk a lot better. I felt myself at my twenties. When I went for the second treatment under anesthesia, I was running up the stairs at my church. All my friends got very happy for me. So, I believe, this man is a hero! If not him, I would not be able to walk!