A condition of the cervical spine or lumbar spine, often quite painful, disc herniation is also known as slipped disc, herniated disc, or ruptured disc. This disc herniation occurs when the soft center of a spinal disc pushes through a fissure in the disc’s exterior, and while some people do not experience any ill effects from disc, others are deeply affected. For those who experience symptoms, a herniated disc can mean intense pain, numbness or tingling, sciatica, and muscle weakness.
The causes of disc herniation are varied, and it is often the result of age-related disc degeneration or degenerative disc disease. However, it can also result from trauma from a fall or blow to the back, excess weight, improper lifting or bending, or even a physically demanding job. It is not always possible to identify the cause of a herniated disc, but the professionals at American Physical Medicine will perform a thorough examination, to reach as accurate a diagnostic assessment as possible. A treatment plan will then be developed, customized for the individual patient, incorporating safe and effective physical medicine practices to provide relief from disc herniation and improve the quality of life.
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