Expert Herniated Disc Doctors & Herniated Disc Treatments in Hermosa Beach, Ca
What is a Herniated Disc?
The discs in your back function as a rubbery cushion between the vertebrae (bones), which make up the spine. These discs naturally act as natural shock absorbers between the vertebrae.
Common causes of a herniated disc include; hard falls, direct impact and sports injuries. In these occurrences, a disc can bulge or break open. When a disc becomes torn, cracked or bulges, this is what is referred to as a Herniated Disc, a Bulging Disc, or a ruptured disc. Ruptured discs can also be caused through aging. As we age, discs become dry and brittle, leaving them more susceptible to tearing, cracks and injury.
While most herniated discs affect the lower back region, or the lumbar spine, it is possible to have a herniated disc in the cervical spine (causing neck pain) or the thoracic spine.
What are the symptoms of a Herniated Disc?
Symptoms of a herniated disc vary in each individual but commonly include:
- Lower back pain and/or upper back pain
- Weakness due to pressure on nerve roots
- Pain and/or numbness in the legs called Sciatica (the Sciatic nerve may be impacted by herniated discs in the lower back and can cause such symptoms)
- Decreased physical activity due to pain
What Herniated Disc Treaments are available in Manhattan?
At University Spine & Pain Center, herniated disc treatments are designed for each individual patient by our expert staff of herniated disc specialists. In the treatment of a herniated disc, our herniated disc doctor's main goal is to help the patient relieve the pain associated with the herniated disc and get back to functioning normally. Common Herniated Disc treatments at University Spine & Pain Center include:
- Physical Therapy
- Transforaminal Epidural Injections
- Selective Nerve Root Blocks
What do I do next?
The first step in figuring out what the best Herniated Disc treatment plan for you is to make an appointment to see one of our doctors. Pain Specialists and Interventional Spine Specialist are a good option for herniated disc diagnosis and to learn your non-surgical herniated disc treatment options.