Monday, October 26, 2009

Herniated disc at L5-S-1, what should I do?

Herniated disc NYC?
I recieved a email from someone yesterday I wanted to post the question and answer. I hope this helps.
If you suffer with a Herniated disc in NYC visit the NYC herniated disc specialists at

Question: I have a herniated disk in my lower back, is surgery the only option to fix it?

Answer-A herniated disc can be a scary diagnosis for anyone especially if you are active. The disc is the jelly like substance between your back bones “vertebrae”. The disc helps to provide space for the exiting nerve roots and helps to cushion weight carried throughout the spine. The disc is a structure that has a poor blood supply, so once it is injured it generally it does not heal properly and degenerates with time. This middle of the disc is called the nucleous and it moves or herniates and it can put pressure on very delicate nerves and cause pain or weakness.
The traditional medical model involves medication to reduce inflammation and analgesics to reduce pain as well as physical therapy to strengthen core muscles. Chiropractic care has been proven to be a successful treatment for management of the herniated disc and effective in reducing low back pain.
A fairly new treatment has been used that is non-surgical and not only decreases pain but helps to restore the discs height and reduce the disc herniation.
It is called spinal decompression; this non-invasive treatment has been utilized worldwide with an impressive success rate close to 90%. When this method is combined with a physical therapy program designed to strengthen Core muscles the results are impressive. Spinal decompression involves specialized equipment that gently lengthens the spine which helps create a vacuum and the injured disc level. This vacuum allows the disc material to return its normal position. If you are diagnosed with a herniated disc it is in your best interest to learn more about this treatment. Visit

If you live or work in NYC and are currently suffering with Chronic low back pain,Sciatica, or pain due to a herniated disc feel free to visit my website to learn more about spinal decompression and our properiatry non-surgical treatment protocols.

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