Monday, July 15, 2013
Herniated discs can occur anywhere along the spine and cause varying degrees of discomfort and pain, ranging from mild to immobilizing. Herniations result from ruptures in the discs, which are meant to act as the spine’s natural shock absorbing mechanism and are located between each vertebra. When a disc is ruptured, the gel-like substance it contains can spill out and cause nerve and soft tissue irritation and loss of spinal flexibility and function. Herniated discs, when left untreated, can become so severe as to completely restrict movement in the affected area of the spine.
Discs can rupture under pressure from spinal subluxations. The most common affected area is the lower back, although herniated discs can occur anywhere along the spine. Some of the most frequent causes of herniated discs are poor posture, sedentary lifestyle habits, excessive weight, pregnancy, injuries, and more. Herniated discs in the lower back often result in the set of symptoms known as sciatica, which are characterized by shooting pains that originate in the lumbar area and travel down the buttock and leg and may be accompanied by numbness and weakness.
Dr. Shoshany has treated many patients who experience pain from a herniated disc in NYC. Dr. Shoshany employs the latest techniques and advancements in non-surgical holistic corrective care, resulting in effective long-term pain relief without the risks and dangerous side effects of aggressive surgical procedures.
The vast majority of herniated disc cases are reversible and will favorably respond to non-surgical treatments. Dr. Shoshany and his team are experts in spinal decompression, chiropractic care, orthopedic care, physical therapy, medical massage therapy, acupuncture, pain management, as well as additional treatments such as cold laser therapy, kinesio taping, soft tissue mobilization, and many more. For additional information on Dr. Shoshany’s herniated disc treatments, which are available at his state-of-the-art physical rehabilitation facility in NYC, please visit www.drshoshany.com or contact 212 645 8151.