Lumbar Herniated Disc

What is it and how is it treated by the spine specialists at Tailored Medical?

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What Is A Lumbar Herniated Disc?

Lumbar Herniated Disc, also known as a slipped disc or ruptured disc, is a condition in which the spinal disc begins to protrude into the spinal canal. This protrusion of the disc can irritate the surrounding nerve roots of the spine and cause localized or radiating pain.

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Causes

There are many things that can lead to a disc becoming herniated but aging and stress to the spine are among the most common. In some cases, the disc herniation can occur over time as a result of the discs losing their ability absorb the natural forces placed on the spine during our activities of daily living. In other instances, a disc herniation can occur suddenly as a result of overexertion or sudden trauma to the spine, such as lifting a heavy object or a fall. It is also common to herniate more than one disc simultaneously as a result of an injury or overexertion.
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Symptoms

Many patients will show visible disc herniations on an MRI but never experience pain or symptoms and others will experience chronic symptoms that include:

  • Lower back pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Stiffness
  • Sciatica
  • Numbness or tingling the legs

Personalized Care.

Dr. Senatus & Dr. Karim employ a personalized patient-centered approach that prioritizes optimum functional outcome and well-being. Each consultation begins with a comprehensive evaluation by our team designed to create an individualized evidence based treatment plan which includes the patient, family, and collaborating providers.

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Our specialists have trained at the worlds top medical institutions including Harvard, Yale, Columbia University Medical Center, and The Prestigious Cleveland Clinic.

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We are located at 800A 5th Ave, Suite 402, New York, NY 10065 in the Upper East Side section of Manhattan directly across from Central Park.

You will be welcomed into our boutique office where your time is of premium value.  That means little to no waiting and extensive consultation with Dr. Senatus to understand what is causing your pain and what steps can be taken to return you to a functional pain-free lifestyle.

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