Specialty Areas

Disc Herniations

A disc herniation is a condition in which the soft, spongy material in the center of a spinal disc bulges out through a tear in the outer layer. This can put pressure on the nerves surrounding the affected disc, causing pain, numbness, or weakness in the back, legs, arms, or other parts of the body. Disc herniations are often caused by age-related wear and tear or repetitive strain, but can also result from a traumatic injury. Treatment may include physical therapy, pain management, and in severe cases, surgery.