A herniated disc is a condition wherein the intervertebral discs tear, rupture, or collapse, and the gel-like center of the disc pushes out into the spinal canal, where it may compress or irritate the spinal nerve roots. This condition is often accompanied by the symptoms of radiculopathy, i.e., nerve compression, and it can affect any part of the spine, including the lower back, neck, or upper back. The symptoms depend on the location of the herniated disc. Dr. George Kakoulides can help determine if herniated disc surgery in Long Island is an option.
Fix Mild to Severe Disc Herniation
Herniated Disc: Symptoms
You experience the symptoms of a herniated disc when the inner nucleus bulges out and compresses the surrounding nerve roots. That’s why the symptoms of a herniated disc are the same as the symptoms of cervical, thoracic, or lumbar radiculopathy. Mild nerve compression may only cause mild discomfort, but severe nerve compression can lead to the loss of sensation and mobility, sharp pain, numbness and tingling sensation, and more.
Herniated Disc: Treatments
Dr. Kakoulides aims to treat disc herniation without resorting to herniated disc surgery in Long Island. He performs a thorough evaluation and diagnosis to identify the root cause of your herniated disc, following which he curates a personalized treatment plan. His treatments usually start with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, and epidural injections, following which he may recommend minimally invasive spine surgery. He only recommends a disc replacement surgery if all other solutions fail to yield the desired results.
The following are the possible herniated disc treatments:
- Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Medications
- Epidural Corticosteroid Injections
- Physical Therapy
- Anterior Cervical Discectomy Fusion
- Cervical Disc Replacement (Mobi-C)
- Disc Replacement Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
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Contact Dr. George Kakoulides
Dr. George Kakoulides is a board-certified neurosurgeon with specialized training in the latest, safest, minimally invasive treatments for spinal and cranial disorders. He is an extremely friendly spine specialist, and he always curates personalized treatment plans to address the root cause of your herniated disc, ensuring safe and long-lasting results. Please schedule an appointment to explore your disc herniation diagnosis and treatment options in New York.