In the United States, more than 3 million people report pain from herniated discs each year. A herniated disc appears when a disc protrusion ruptures through the delicate wall of the intervertebral disc. This phenomenon pushes the viscous material from the interior of the disc into the spinal canal, which generates different levels of discomfort. Whether a patient’s pain ranges from mild to severe, the dedicated team at New Jersey Spine Specialists can provide new and existing patients in Livingston with the best treatment options to help heal their herniated disc.
This common condition often arises through the natural aging process, also referred to as degenerative disc disease. Though not every herniated disc case needs immediate medical attention, some of the painful symptoms associated with this condition can affect different parts of the body and impede an individual’s daily life. To complicate matters further, a herniated disc can potentially manifest in any part of the spine, meaning treatment options will vary depending on each patient’s unique case.
As the body ages naturally, the cartilage within the vertebrae to break down and dry up over time. Eventually, the disc may rupture, tear and protrude through the intervertebral walls. Once this occurs, the discs contents to leak into the spinal canal and impinge on nearby nerve roots. Thankfully, New Jersey Spine Specialists can meet the needs of patients seeking relief from painful herniated discs.
The team of board-certified spine surgeons at NJSS can provide patients with accurate diagnoses for degenerative disc conditions and recommend treatment approaches that will facilitate a rapid recovery. Dr. Mark Drzala, Dr. Mitchell Reiter, and Dr. Heidi Hullinger oversee each patient’s case and care, understanding pain-related symptoms caused by herniated discs. Most experience suffering from this condition will report intense nerve pain depending on the location of the disc herniation. In the case of a lumbar disc herniation, patients may experience shooting pain traveling down the legs and feet, commonly known as sciatica. Meanwhile, a herniated disc in the cervical spine causes radiating pain down the neck, arms and through the fingers. Regardless of location, NJSS offers several treatments to help patients mitigate back pain.
A herniated disc can manifest from degenerative spine disease and deformities, work-related injuries, personal injury or trauma. Depending on the severity and source of discomfort, patients will exhibit different symptoms. These symptoms may include a combination of discomfort and pain in the cervical, thoracic, lumbar spine and sacrum. The spine specialists at NJSS use the most advanced, modern technology and medical equipment to conservatively treat herniated discs, as well as a wide range of associated conditions including bulging discs, slipped discs, sciatica, pinched nerves, and spinal stenosis.
To provide easy access and ensure each patient receives quality care, the spine surgeons of New Jersey Spine Specialists are affiliated with Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, Overlook Hospital in Summit, Morristown Medical Center, and Hackensack University Medical Center. NJSS’s elite group of distinguished spine surgeons are highly trained and experienced in treating a broad spectrum of spine conditions ranging from herniated discs to the most severe degenerative cases.
Furthermore, the unparalleled team frequently performs minimally invasive surgical procedures, microdiscectomy, total disc replacements, lumbar laminectomy, spinal deformity corrective surgery, and cervical spinal fusions. For new patients living in Livingston or surrounding towns including Millburn, Maplewood, and South Orange, NJSS welcomes you to seek pain relief from New Jersey Spine Specialists by calling (908) 738-1679 today.
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