Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Lumbar Herniated disc-Non surgical solutions

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above video shows how our patented non drug non-surgical methods help those with herniated discs

One of the conditions that we see every day in our NYC office is that of patients that have Sciatica due to a herniated disc.
What is Sciatica and what are the current medical treatments?

The Sciatic nerve is the biggest nerve in your body and about as thick as your finger.
The discs are located between each vertebra and provide flexibility and shock absorption for the spine. The thick, fibrous outer wall, known as the annulus fibrosus, surrounds a jell-like center, called the nucleus pulposus. Discs undergo tremendous amounts of stress, which can sometimes lead to a bulging disc, which is when the disc wall becomes weakened  enough to allow the disc to bulge out and press painfully on surrounding nerves. A herniated disc occurs when the pressure within a disc is so great that a tear occurs in the disc wall allowing a portion of the nucleus pulposus to protrude. The escaped nucleus pulposus may then impinge painfully on nerve roots, leading to numbness, tingling and or muscle weakness associated with the condition of Sciatic pain.

Currently most medical procedures involve medication and or injections- both of these include risks and do not address the underlying problem.
Most of the time a pain management doctor would want to do a epidural or a facet injection to quite the pain. This treatment does provide a temporary relieve of symptoms BUT the disc material will continue to protrude and irritate the nerve and eventually fail. 
In my experience patients that have had multiple injections still wind up in my office because the injections are a patch not a fix.
The most common disc to fail is the L5 disc which is the lowest lumbar disc.
Usually it effects the S1 nerve root.

The video below shows how the disc material can press on the very sensitive nerves and cause pain.
When the nerve is pressed it can cause severe leg pain and even complaints into the ankle and foot.

If you or a loved one is suffering with Sciatica in Manhattan contact me directly and we can discuss how our Non-drug,Non-surgical solution can help you get back to normal.
Yours in health-
Dr. Steven Shoshany