Wednesday, October 7, 2009
DRX 9000 NYC for treatment of Sciatica due to a herniated disc
DRX 9000 NYC.
Herniated disc NYC Spinal decompression for treatment of Sciatica due to a herniated disc- consult the herniated disc specialists at www.livingwellnewyork.com
Sciatica (or sciatic neuritis) is a set of symptoms including pain that may be caused by general compression and/or irritation of one of five nerve roots that give rise to the sciatic nerve, or by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve itself. The pain is felt in the lower back, buttock, and/or various parts of the leg and foot. In addition to pain, which is sometimes severe, there may be numbness, muscular weakness, pins and needles or tingling and difficulty in moving or controlling the leg. Typically, the symptoms are only felt on one side of the body. Some patients describe the pain as a pinched nerve down the leg.
Although sciatica is a relatively common form of low back pain and leg pain, the true meaning of the term is often misunderstood. Sciatica is a set of symptoms rather than a diagnosis for what is irritating the root of the nerve, causing the pain. This point is important, because treatment for sciatica or sciatic symptoms will often be different, depending upon the underlying cause of the symptoms. Instead of over medicating and masking the pain get the root of the problem.
One of the possible causes of sciatica is a spinal disc herniation pressing on one of the sciatic nerve roots. The spinal discs are composed of a tough spongiform ring of cartilage (annulus fibrosus) with a more malleable center (nucleus pulposis). The discs separate the vertebrae, thereby allowing room for the nerve roots to properly exit through the spaces between the L4, L5, and sacral vertebrae. The discs cushion the spine from compressive forces, but are weak to pressure applied during rotational movements. That is why a person who bends to one side, at a bad angle to pick something up, may more likely herniate a spinal disc than a person jumping from a ladder and landing on his or her feet.
All to often patient that come to our herniated disc practice in NYC simply bend for a pen and slip their disc.
Herniation of a disc occurs when the liquid center of the disc bulges outwards, tearing the external ring of fibers, extrudes into the spinal canal, and compresses a nerve root against the lamina or pedicle of a vertebra, thus causing sciatica. This extruded liquid from the nucleus pulposus may cause inflammation and swelling of surrounding tissue which may cause further compression of the nerve root in the confined space in the spinal canal. In our Manhattan practice we focus on the herniated disc and utilize non-surgical methods like the DRX 9000 spinal decompression to not only alleviate the symptoms but reduce the disc herniation and prevent any further injury by strengthening the disc and surrounding structures.
If you suffer with a herniated disc this can lead to Sciatica- stop suffering!
If you live in NYC and are interested in ending the Sciatica call us today at (212)645-8151 Dr. Steven Shoshany will evaluate your MRI or nerve tests at no charge to determine if you are a candidate for Spinal decompression.