The human spinal column is commonly referred to as the backbone. Between each vertebral bone are cartilaginous discs, which allow optimal mobility and flexibility. The discs can, however, succumb to injury or degenerative disease as evidenced by rupture or leakage of its contents. The misshapen disc cartilage then protrudes into the surrounding nerves and spinal cord. The terms “slipped discs,” “bulging discs” or “herniated discs” are all used to describe this occurrence. It can happen gradually over a long period of time due to normal wear and tear commonly called arthritis but in the spine is referred to as spondylosis. Traumatic injuries such as a fall or strain, sports injuries, automobile accident, or overuse can also cause a disc herniation
Depending on which level of the spine a “slipped disc” occurs, pain in the neck and arms or back and legs is felt. The patient will also have numbness, and weakness, which can progress to a loss of function. The most common symptoms of a slipped disc may vary depending on the location in the spine as well as the severity. A slipped disc in the lower black (lumbar) may bring about sciatica, which generates excruciating pain that hinders a person from performing normal day-to-day activities or, in the most severe cases, can lead to paralysis and bowel incontinence called cauda equina syndrome.
At Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine, and Orthopedics, we believe there is a solution to pain. Our board-certified spine surgeons who are neurosurgeons, will properly diagnosis and conservatively treat all neck and back ailments. Using only the most effective treatments and advanced equipment, Allendale based patients will experience the elimination of their the pain from a slipped disc or any spinal condition and then regain a better quality of life.
Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine, and Orthopedics’s Solution to Slipped Discs
At Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine, and Orthopedics, our team of spine experts holds years of experience helping patients throughout northern New Jersey, including Allendale, NJ, manage painful spinal conditions such as slipped discs. Our board-certified neurosurgeons offer treatment, specifically tailored to meet each individual patient’s needs.
A great number of spine conditions may be treated conservatively, meaning without surgery or with just minimally invasive surgery including slipped discs. With several state-of-the-art facilities spanning from Bergen to Morris County, our award-winning spine team of board-certified neurosurgeons welcomes patients in Allendale, NJ and the surrounding towns. Call (973) 633-1122 today for an immediate consultation with New Jersey’s best team of spine experts.