You can’t always tell if you have a bulging disc in your lower back or some other condition that’s causing your persistent lower back pain. Spine specialists at the Spine & Rehab Group in New York City and northern New Jersey are experts in treating all kinds of lower back pain, which is the leading cause of lost productivity in the United States. Lumbar disc bulge treatment is their specialty, so you’re assured of a correct diagnosis and treatment designed specifically for you. With so many interventional approaches to treatment for a bulging lumbar disc, spine specialists always prefer to first recommend non-invasive treatments and lifestyle changes. Call today for your consultation.
The intervertebral discs in your lumbar spine support the flexibility of your body. With age, these spinal discs lose fluid, which can lead to a breakdown of the tough outer ring of the disc, called the annulus fibrosus. When this happens, the soft gel-like interior of the disc, the nucleus pulposus, bulges out.
Your body relies on the flexibility of the lower spine to make many movements possible. This section of the spine also bears your body’s weight. Your lumbar spine offers stability when you’re moving and sitting. A bulging disc may press on spinal nerves, which is where the pain and mobility issues stem from.
Because you need so much flexibility from your body for daily activities, any problem with the lumbar spine requires immediate attention from a spine specialist. Dr. Amr Hosny and his team of spine doctors at the Spine & Rehab Group in New York City and northern New Jersey leverage the latest diagnostic and treatment technology to restore function to your lower back.
Learning the symptoms of a bulged disc in your lower back helps you recognize the signs early so you can seek diagnosis and treatment. The earlier you begin treatment for a bulging lumbar disc, the better your odds of a full recovery. Common symptoms of a bulging disc include:
These symptoms are common with other conditions affecting the lower back as well, which is why you need the expertise of a spine doctor. Other lower back conditions that share many of the same symptoms include:
A bulging lumbar disc may develop gradually with age or happen suddenly, in case of trauma. Your spine doctor assesses the cause of the bulged disc to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses the cause. A disc in the lumbar spine bulges outward from its position for a number of reasons, such as:
The doctors at the Spine & Rehab Group examine you to determine the underlying cause. The state-of-the-art facilities have the latest equipment for fast and correct diagnosis of spine conditions and disorders. Imaging tests such as an MRI, X-ray, or CT scan help your doctor confirm the diagnosis.
While this spine condition mostly affects the aging population, some factors make everyone vulnerable. The risk factors for a lumbar spinal disc include:
During your consultation, your spine doctor explains these risks to you, as well as strategies for combatting them to reduce your risk. You can both then discuss the best lumbar disc bulge treatment for your case.
I came to the spine and rehab group for my back and leg pain. I was able to get an appointment the same day I called. The staff was very friendly and courteous. The doctors were very knowledgeable and took time to explain what was causing my pain and answer all my questions. I felt comfortable having my procedure done in their state of the art surgery center, where the staff made you feel at ease. They are very easy to reach and available to answer all your questions.Narendra G. ★★★★★
The entire staff at The Spine & Rehab group is great. They are so helpful and kind. The doctors really take time to talk to their patients and answer any and all of the questions that I had. I've had office visits and procedures done and everyone to the front desk, to the nurses. and the doctors were just great and knowledgeable. They really got me feeling better as well. Since I starting going there my pain has improved greatly! I would recommend The Spine & Rehab Group to everyone!Carmen C. ★★★★★
The Spine & Rehab Group is my go to place for chronic pain. The doctors are compassionate and supportive. The nurses and staff are professional and so caring. I have been a patient here for almost 10 years . The doctors and physician assistant are extremely knowledgeable and always looking for the best way to help with my chronic pain! I always recommend The Spine & Rehab Group to people dealing with pain, I even tell my other doctors what wonderful doctors they are.Val B. ★★★★★
These days it’s hard to find a professional, yet extremely caring physicians office, particularly in the field of Pain Management. Dr. Hosny, Dr. Chu, physician’s assistant Summer and the entire staff have managed to make this happen. Robin helped me many times with insurance to ensure that I got my shots in a timely manner (Hi Robin!). I’ve been going to this office for about three years and I couldn’t be more pleased!Anne ★★★★★
I went to Dr. Hosny with lower back pain. I spend many hours sitting in a truck for my job. After an hour or so I would get pain in my back. Since I am a truck driver, pain killers were not an option for me. After a few sessions with Dr. Hosny, I am pain free. The staff at New Jersey Pain Care Center and are wonderful and caring people. I would recommend anyone go to Dr. Hosny if they want real results.Jeff ★★★★★
I had gone to Dr. Hosny with severe back pain after spinal surgery. It was debilitating pain that stopped me from being able to function normally. Dr. Hosny suggested that I have a Spinal Cord Stimulator implanted in my back. It is the best thing I EVER did. I am so excited to be able to return to my normal life with no medication. My experience at the pain center was wonderful. The nurses were very understanding and kind.Glen ★★★★★
I have had back surgeries that provided me no relief from my pain. After a few treatments with Dr. Hosny, I have almost no discomfort. I have no need for my pain medication anymore, and have been able to go back to working out and enjoying activities with my family. I was pleasantly surprised at the treatment I received at New Jersey Pain Care Center. The staff is very nice, and treats you with respect. The facility is clean, bright and everything is brand new.Jen ★★★★★
I had been having pain in my neck for many years. I had been to other doctors and they all recommended that I have surgery. I was hesitant to get surgery, so I wanted one more opinion. I had a friend tell me about Dr. Hosny and New Jersey Pain Care Center. From the moment I met Dr. Hosny I knew he wasn’t your average doctor. He took the time to listen to my concerns about surgery, and he agreed. After my cervical radiofrequency, I have full range of motion back in my neck, and best of all, no pain.Sharon
After coming to a firm diagnosis, your spine doctor determines how to treat a bulging disc in the lumbar spine, relying on an interventional approach. The bulging lumbar disc treatment option that’s best for you depends on the imaging test results and the severity of your bulging disc. Your doctor takes your lifestyle into consideration too. Treatment for bulging lumbar disc may include:
If you’re among the millions of people suffering from a life-altering lumbar bulging disc, consult the spinal doctors at the Spine & Rehab Group for treatment. They’re available in New York City in the Financial District, Greenwich Village, and Midtown Manhattan. In New Jersey, contact the spine specialists in Bergen County, Morris County, and Union County, including Paramus, Riverdale, Englewood Cliffs, Cranford, and East Brunswick.
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