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Herniated Disc

A herniated disc is a condition in which part or all of the soft central portion of an intervertebral disc is forced through a weak part of the disc. This may result in back, leg, neck or arm pain due to irritation of your nerve root. At NY Spine Medicine we have many procedures to reduce the pain caused by a herniated disc. We stand by our philosophy of trying the least invasive procedures first and always reserve surgery as the last option, only after exhausting all other methods of treatment. We will review all of the options with you and develop a plan of recovery that works within your ideals of treatment.

Common procedures that we use for the treatment of a herniated disc include epidural steroid injection, nerve root block, discogram, IDET, nucleoplasty, discectomy, or spinal cord stimulation. All of these procedures are minimally invasive and cause little to no discomfort. Delivery of medication is done with a fluoroscopic guidance system that ensures the most accurate delivery of medication directly to the affected area. These procedures may be used in conjunction with other traditional treatments such as physical therapy.

Not only do these procedures alleviate pain, the underlying problem is improved or cured. We do not mask pain. We improve the underlying abnormalities.