Find Out How It Works
Am I a candidate for treatment? Learn more
Request a Virtual Consult Start Here
Questions?
Call 1-503-601-5251
Contact us through email
info@voyagermed.com
HERNIATED DISC

Herniated Disk

Also called: Bulging disk, Compressed disk, Herniated intervertebral disk, Herniated nucleus pulposus, Prolapsed disk, Ruptured disk, Slipped disk 

Summary

Your backbone, or spine, is made up of 26 bones called vertebrae. In between them are soft disks filled with a jelly-like substance. These disks cushion the vertebrae and keep them in place. As you age, the disks break down or degenerate. As they do, they lose their cushioning ability. This can lead to pain if the back is stressed.

A herniated disk is a disk that ruptures. This allows the jelly-like center of the disk to leak, irritating the nearby nerves. This can cause sciatica or back pain.

Your doctor will diagnose a herniated disk with a physical exam and, sometimes, imaging tests. With treatment, most people recover. Treatments include rest, pain and anti-inflammatory medicines, physical therapy, and sometimes surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Jeffrey Goldstein
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein Spine Surgeon Newburgh, New York
Gordon Donald
Dr. Gordon Donald Spine Surgeon Eatontown, New Jersey
Brian Subach
Dr. Brian Subach Spine Surgeon Reston, Virginia
Amir Vokshoor
Dr. Amir Vokshoor Neurological Spine Surgery Marina Del Rey, California
Samuel Bowen
Dr. Samuel Bowen Neurosurgery Birmingham, Alabama
Sunil Jeswani
Dr. Sunil Jeswani Neurosurgery Escondido, California
VoyagerMed doctors that match your search
Jeffrey Goldstein
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein Spine Surgeon Newburgh, New York
Gordon Donald
Dr. Gordon Donald Spine Surgeon Eatontown, New Jersey
Brian Subach
Dr. Brian Subach Spine Surgeon Reston, Virginia
Amir Vokshoor
Dr. Amir Vokshoor Neurological Spine Surgery Marina Del Rey, California
Samuel Bowen
Dr. Samuel Bowen Neurosurgery Birmingham, Alabama
Sunil Jeswani
Dr. Sunil Jeswani Neurosurgery Escondido, California