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Herniated Discs

8 Ways to Deal with Sciatica and Sciatic Pain

If you’ve experienced sciatica, or sciatic pain, you’ve no doubt looked for ways to relieve it. The longest nerve in your body, the sciatic nerve starts in your lower back and branches off to run...

Herniated Discs

Understanding a Lumbar Disc Herniation and Steps to Recovery

Herniated discs are quite common, especially in the lumbar spine (lower back). When patients with herniated discs come to see me, they are often in quite a bit of pain and anxious to start feeling...

Herniated Discs

Can a Herniated Disc Heal on its Own?

We know certain spine conditions can develop as we age because of wear and tear over time. However, in my practice as a spine surgeon, I see a lot of young and active individuals who have...

Cervical Discs

Top 10 Tips for Spine Care

Spine-related health issues have become a national epidemic. Eighty percent of Americans experience low back pain at some point, and 40 percent of Americans over the age of 40 have degenerative...

Herniated Discs

Symptoms of a Herniated Disc: More Than Just Back Pain

If you are one of thousands of people across the U.S. who suffer from back pain, you know how debilitating it can be. Moving your torso is impossible without engaging your back. Every bend, twist,...

Herniated Discs

Cervical Herniated Disc Symptoms and Treatment Options

If you suffer from chronic neck pain, the source of your discomfort may be a herniated cervical disc. Here, we'll discuss cervical herniated disc symptoms, the causes and the treatment options...

Herniated Discs

How Do You Know a Disc Has Ruptured?

Have you ever wondered if your back pain is "normal"? Dr. Rojeh Melikian is here to help! A ruptured, also called "herniated" or "slipped", disc can be extremely painful, as it puts pressure on...