Herniated discs occur when the outside of your intervertebral disc is damaged and the soft, sponge-like center breaks open and bulges out from its original position. The center is especially vulnerable if it’s under a lot of pressure. For example, if you’re overweight, the additional weight could place a lot of pressure on your spine. Herniated discs are much more common in the lower back, but less common in the upper back area.
A herniated disc is typically a result of an injury or lifting something heavy but aging is the most common cause. Individuals in middle-age are most susceptible due to the normal wear and tear associated with the process. Aside from age and injury, being overweight can also lead to herniation.
The expert team at NJSO is ready to help you solve the issues around your herniated disc. If you’re ready to treat your pain and suspect you have a herniated disc, fill out the form above to schedule a consultation with one of our providers. We will work with you in a quick and thorough manner to get you back to the activities you love.
We understand the significant negative impact back or neck pain could have on quality of life. At NJ Spine and Ortho, our goal is to get our patients back to enjoying life using minimally invasive techniques that involve the use of tiny incisions and muscle sparing methods to treat the spinal problem. There is a big difference between operating through a 1/2 inch incision and operating through a 5 inch incision. The major differences include:
Our experienced and board-certified neurologists, neurosurgeons, orthopedic specialists, and physicians work together to treat specific spine and back disorders using minimally invasive techniques. We combine advanced technology with a patient-centered approach to ensure our patients get the best possible outcomes.
NJ Spine and Orthopedics operates in the most efficient way to provide a safe environment and deliver the most effective surgical services to patients in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. When it comes to spine-related issues, NJ Spine & Orthopedics offers the treatment and care you deserve and expect. Regardless of the cause, our experienced team is ready to help.