Herniated Disc Surgery | 646-553-1884 | Better Health Chiropractic http://ift.tt/29bfoHG Dr. Alex Eingorn provides conservative treatments for his patients with herniated discs. In this video Dr. Eingorn discusses how patients can know if surgery will be required.
So how do you know if a herniated disc will require surgery?
90% of herniated discs respond very well to conservative management and treatment, without surgery. Some of them may take a while but a surgical case would be the one that does not respond to conservative management, does not respond to non-surgical alternatives and these are the patients that fail conservative management. The quality of they life is affected so much that they cannot function. Those are the cases that will require surgery for a disc herniation.
Dr. Eingorn has seen patients in this unfortunate situation. There was a case few months ago where a patient came all the way from Iowa, and he has been treated for months with physical therapy and chiropractic care.
His disc was beyond natural repair. Part of the disc was lodged in the neural frame where the nerve root sits. It is like having a pebble in your shoe. Unless its removed no matter how much you wiggle, it is not going to help.
If you loose bowl or bladder control, those are typically the surgical cases.
What is a herniated disc?
Disc herniation occurs when the spongy discs surrounding the vertebrae of the spine become damaged leading to bulges and/or ruptures. While herniated discs do not necessarily cause symptoms, they are often quite painful. Some of the most common symptoms associated with disc herniation include weakness, numbness, and pain in the lower back, buttocks, and legs.
Non-surgical treatments for disc herniation
In most cases, herniations will resolve on their own or with the help of non surgical treatments, such as non surgical lumbar disc decompression or herniated discs chiropractic treatments. Typically a few months of treatment will resolve the issue without the need for invasive surgery.
Non surgical lumbar disc decompression and herniated discs chiropractic treatments are both considered quite effective and can often be used in conjunction with pain medications and physical therapy to achieve the desired results. Dr. Eingorn, like many physicians, also focuses on helping patients to develop healthy diet and exercise regimens to achieve and maintain a healthy spine.
Usually surgery will not be considered if improvements are seen within four weeks of the start of treatment. Patients of Dr. Eingorn are fortunate in that his expertise in non-surgical treatments is well known, and many of his patients have reported fast, long-lasting results. The healing of a herniation requires the material within the disc to be resorbed thus relieving the pain. Relatively fast results usually indicate that the body will be willing and eager to heal without surgical treatment.
When will surgery be considered?
Surgical herniated disc treatments may be recommended by Dr. Eingorn if you are experiencing significant pain that is interfering with your daily life and activities or if your symptoms do not begin to improve after four weeks. If your symptoms continue to worsen throughout your treatment or you’re in need of quicker results, surgery may be the best option for you. Additionally, if you’re willing and able to go through the lengthy rehabilitation process following your surgery, you may be able to get the results you seek quicker through surgical methods.
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Herniated Disc Conservative Treatments NYC | Call 646-553-1884 http://ift.tt/1oniSXd Dr. Alex Eingorn treats patients that have disc herniations of the neck, back and lower spine. In this video Dr. Eingorn discusses conservative treatment for herniated or bulging discs.
Conservative treatment for disc herniations can vary greatly. It will depend on where the disc is, whether it is in the neck, the lower back and whether it is in the thoracic spine. These will be very very different treatments.
Usually it will require some type of traction and compression. It will require some type of physiotherapy, like electrical stimulation, it might require icing. It could require mobilization of the spine to allow for the disc to start healing.
Once the patient is out of acute pain and out of danger, it will require sometime of exercise protocol to help them strengthen the core muscles that support that area. There are a lot of nutritional considerations. Discs are 90% water and if patients don’t drink enough water the discs are not going to recover.
Simple things like this make a huge difference. SO treatments may vary greatly, even though I am a chiropractor, my first line of defense is chiropractic care, both traditional and alternative.
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