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Herniated Disc (Vertebral Fracture)

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Herniated Disc (Vertebral Fracture)

A herniated disc is a painful condition that occurs when one of the discs that cushion the vertebrae become injured or damaged. A leading health care center in New York, HealthQuest provides individualized treatment for disc herniation. Our team includes specialists in orthopedics, neurology, physical therapy, chiropractic, and pain management who collaborate to help patients manage pain, and maintain or restore mobility and functional ability.

How

Disc Herniation

Occurs

Aging causes the spinal discs to become weak and lose some of the fluid that keeps them flexible. Disc herniation occurs when the material inside the disc is forced out beyond its normal boundaries. The condition can occur in any part of the spine, but is typically seen in the neck (cervical) and lower back (lumbar) region.

Besides aging, injury such as trauma from a car accident, repetitive movements, improper lifting and being overweight are other factors that can make the discs move out of place, bulge, rupture and leak fluid.

Symptoms

  • Neck pain
  • Low back pain
  • Numbness in the arms and legs
  • Weakness, tingling and pain in the arms and legs
  • Pain with movements such as bending or twisting
  • Intense pain with prolonged sitting
  • Muscle tightness and spasms in various areas

At HealthQuest, we use the latest techniques to diagnose disc herniation. In addition to thorough physical examination and evaluation of symptoms and history, imaging tests such as X-ray, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be used to arrive at an accurate diagnosis.

Treatment

Whether the pain due to disc herniation is acute or chronic, treatment at our NY health care center can provide relief. Our treatment options range from non-invasive to minimally invasive and advanced surgery. Our specialists provide each patient with a customized treatment plan after diagnosing the root cause of the condition. Our non-surgical interventions include the following:

  • Medication - analgesics, NSAIDs, narcotic medications, and muscle relaxants
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Nerve block injections
  • Physical therapy exercises
  • Chiropractic
  • Spinal decompression
  • Radiofrequency radio ablation
  • Game Ready cold therapy

Additionally, herniated disks are common in people who smoke and in those who are overweight. Such patients can benefit from our smoking cessation and weight loss programs.

Don’t let neck and back pain limit your activity and affect your quality of life - dial 718-769-2521 or send an email to info@hqbk.com to schedule an appointment at our Brooklyn health care center today. We accept Medicare, No-Fault, and Workers' Compensation, and most major medical insurance plans.

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