Dr. Alex Eingorn at Better Health Chiropractic in NYC has been treated patients with back and neck pain from herniated discs since 1989. On this pages through a series of blog posts and videos Dr. Eingorn explains disc herniations in the back and neck, as well as treatments available for herniated discs.
In many cases, herniated discs can be successfully treated without surgery through the use of decompression or similar therapies. Non-surgical lumbar decompression is a technique that has proven to be quite successful at helping to relieve pain associated with herniated discs. This decompression treatment is computer controlled and is designed to carefully and strategically relieve pressure caused by disc injury and herniation.
Discs are the donut-shaped cushions between vertebrae that guard against bone-to-bone contact and make the spine flexible. Each disc has a tough outer covering, the annulus fibrosus, and a squishy middle, the nucleus pulposus. There are events that force one or more of the discs between your vertebrae out their normal location and part or all of the nucleus pulposus, the soft center, leaks fluid that causes pain when it touches a spinal nerve root.
Friends and family may call the condition a slipped disc or a bulging disc, but your doctor says you have an injured disc. Some herniations never produce life-disrupting symptoms and doctors say that most heal within six weeks. However, some can lead to life-changing chronic pain syndrome and can mean lifestyle changes, employment issues and disability. The aftermath of a disc herniation may demand swift attention if you experience severe pain.
Dr. Eingorn's explanation of herniated discs and disc injuries continues here:
Non Surgical Treatment for Herniated Discs
At the initial visit, the patient will be asked to complete a questionnaire that Dr. Alex Eingorn and his staff will use to get a better idea of each individual's medical history, including past health concerns. The "test" is quite comprehensive and will cover a number of different topics that might prove relevant to diagnosing and treating current issues.
The next step is a thorough patient examination that will consist of vital signs being taken as well as a comprehensive neurological and orthopedic exam. Dr. Eingorn will use the information he compiled in the interview to focus primarily on those trouble areas where the discomfort is being experienced. After the exam has been completed, a diagnosis or "clinical decision" must be made before a treatment plan can be created.
A more detailed description explanation of the first appointment for new patients is here:
Chiropractic Appointment for a Herniated Disc
There are a number of reasons why herniated disc symptoms may not be present in a particular individual. For one, the immune system of the body is sometimes able to identify and attack the herniation as it would a foreign material. This leads to the herniation being diminished in size and impacting the nerve root far less or not at all. The size of the herniation can also decrease when the water within is absorbed back into the body reducing the affect on nearby nerves.
There are also those that for reasons unknown simply do not feel disc herniation. Recent MRI studies have indicated that there are some people who, despite having a large herniation, do not experience pain. A wide spinal canal may be the reason for this as the wider area may allow for a larger herniation that is not necessarily accompanied by low back pain.
There is more information here about people who are unaware that they have herniated discs:
You Could Have a Herniated Disc and Not Know
Schedule a new patient consultation today with Dr, Alex Eingorn at Better Health Chiropractic so you can better understand you back and neck pain, as well as the treatment options that are available. Dr, Eingorn has been treating herniated discs in the back and neck since 1989. Call his office today to schedule your consultation. Call 646-553-1884.
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