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Herniated Discs

A herniated disk refers to a problem with one of the rubbery cushions (disks) between the individual bones (vertebrae) that stack up to make your spine.

A herniated disk can irritate nearby nerves and result in pain, numbness or weakness in an arm or leg. While some experience no pain or trouble. Surgery isn’t a common treatment method for Herniated disk.

Symptoms

The most common signs and symptoms of a herniated disk are:

    • Arm or leg pain
    • Numbness or tingling
    • Weakness

Causes

Disk herniation is most often the result of a gradual, aging-related wear and tear called disk degeneration. As you age, your spinal disks lose some of their water content. That makes them less flexible and more prone to tearing or rupturing with even a minor strain or twist.

Most people can't pinpoint the exact cause of their herniated disk. Sometimes, using your back muscles instead of your leg and thigh muscles to lift large, heavy objects can lead to a herniated disk, as can twisting and turning while lifting. Rarely, a traumatic event such as a fall or a blow to the back can cause a herniated disk.

Treatments

Careful and Conservative treatment mainly avoiding painful positions and following a planned exercise and pain-medication regimen will help relieve symptoms most people with a herniated disk

Medications such as NSAID, Cortisone injections, Nerve pain medications may be prescribed by the doctor. In addition to all these Physical therapy is advised for effective healing and pain management.

Physical therapists can show you positions and exercises designed to minimize the pain of a herniated disk. As the pain improves, physical therapy can advance you to a rehabilitation program of core strength and stability to maximize your back health and help protect against future injury.

A physical therapist may also recommend:

    • Heat or ice
    • Traction
    • Ultrasound
    • Electrical stimulation
    • Short-term bracing for the neck or lower back
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Wall Street Office.
30 Wall St., Suite 500
Tel: (212) 742-8000

Upper East Side.
232 E. 66th St.
Tel: (212) 785-9620

Astoria Office.
29-15 Astoria Blvd
Tel: (718) 626-6666

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232 E. 66th St.,New York, NY 10065

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3

29-15 Astoria Blvd, Astoria, NY 11102

Tel: (718) 626-6666, Mail: web@optimumrehabnyc.com