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Learn more about Lumbar Herniated Disc

A lumbar herniated disc, also known as a slipped disc or ruptured disc, is a common spinal condition where the nucleus pulposus, an inner gel-like material, of an intervertebral disc protrudes...

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Herniated Disc Treatment Options

In this article, we'll take a high-level look at the types of treatments available for patients suffering from disc herniations. The headline is this: many patients do not need surgery. There are...

Patient Education

Cervical Disc Replacement Proves Superior to ACDF After 10 Years

A recent study published in the International Journal of Spine Surgery has found that cervical artificial disc replacement (C-ADR) is a superior option to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion...

Herniated Discs

How Top Surgeons Treat Herniated Discs in Newport Beach, CA

When you are searching for a solution to a problem, the advice of experts can come in very handy. So, if you are trying to find the best treatment for a herniated disc, it helps to know how top...

Herniated Discs

What Is a Herniated Disc and How Can I Know If I Have One?

If so, you’re far from alone; experts estimate that up to 80 percent of the population experiences back pain at some point in life. From aging and trauma to medical conditions, there are many reasons...

Herniated Discs

The Simple Facts of Herniated Discs and Treatment Options

Have you heard of the term “herniated disc” but never really understood what that means? Or do you suspect you may have a herniated disc but are putting off seeing a doctor because you don’t want to...

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 herniated...

Cervical Discs

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 disc...

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...