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Herniated Disc – Back, Neck Pain.

Do you have a herniated disc? Of course the best way is to see a pain doctor that specializes in spine pain. A herniated disc is often the result of a traumatic accident. If you’ve been injured at work after doing some heavy lifting or have recently been injured in a moving vehicle accident you may be suffering from a herniated disc (Bulging disk, Compressed disk, Herniated intervertebral disk, Herniated nucleus pulposus, Prolapsed disk, Ruptured disk, Slipped disk). Dr. Monfett of Skyline PMR in NYC has treated many patients with spine and sports-related injuries successfully. Back pain is not something you have to live with.

Back pain can be a debilitating experience. Simple processes like driving, sitting, working, even laying down can become painful. Addressing a herniated disc doesn’t have to be complicated or require surgery. You can have a better back and a better body through treatments offered by Skyline Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in New York City. Regain energy and vitality.

Stages of Disc Herniation

Stages of Disc Herniation

Basic disc movement can cause misalignment of the spine. Your spine (back bone) is made up of 26 bones called vertebrae. In between them are soft disks filled with a jelly-like substance. These disks cushion the vertebrae and keep them in place.

As you age, the disks break down or degenerate. As they do, they lose their cushioning ability adding painful pressure on the nerves. This can lead to pain if the back is stressed from accident or injury.

A herniated disk is a disk that ruptures causing the jelly-like center of the disk to leak, irritating the nerves resulting in sciatica or back pain.

Diagnosing A Herniated Disc:

Dr. Monfett

Dr. Monfett NYC (FIDI)

Dr. Michael Monfett, MD New York board certified physiatrist of Skyline Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, P.C. specializes in Low back pain, ankle pain, knee pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome: musculoskeletal tension, sciatica, herniated and degenerative discs, and chronic pain.

Dr. Monfett will diagnose a herniated disk starting with a physical exam and an Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Most people recover beautifully with proper treatment. The right doctor can help. Dr. Monfett Is located at 40 Broad Street, Suite 601 New York, NY 10004 Downtown Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation office in the heart of the Financial district (FIDI). Ask about: PRP Therapy (an injection therapy for treating Herniated Discs)

Treatment – Herniated Disc:

Treatments include rest, pain and anti-inflammatory medicines, physical therapy, and PRP Therapy.

PRP Therapy for Herniated Discs

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy heals damaged joints. PRP is when a small sample of your own blood, spun in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets and is then injected into the injured area. The PRP treatment objective is to help patients suffering from a herniated disc, to allow the the body’s ability to naturally heal itself.

Click here to learn more about PRP Therapy

Other Treatments include:

Symptoms:

High-Risk Occupations:

The above jobs involve lifting, bending, and twisting into awkward positions, as well as those that cause whole-body vibration (such as long-distance truck driving), place workers at particular risk for low back pain.

See how Dr. Michael Monfett, MD – Skyline Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, P.C. one of New York’s top spinal pain specialist can treat herniated & bulging disc with the PRP Therapy.

Contact us to schedule an appointment today. Call our office toll free at 212-797-1200.

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