Lumbar Disc Herniation

Understanding Lumbar Disc Herniation

Lumbar disc herniation is a condition that occurs when the soft inner material of a disc in your lower back protrudes through the outer layer, putting pressure on the surrounding nerves. This pressure can result in lower back pain, leg pain, numbness, and weakness. Common causes of lumbar disc herniation include:

Natural wear and tear of the spinal discs over time.

Repetitive activities and heavy lifting put stress on the lower back.

Trauma or injury to the lower back.

Certain medical conditions, such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.

Recognizing the Symptoms

Symptoms of lumbar disc herniation vary from person to person and may include:

Lower back pain, which may radiate to the buttocks, thighs, and legs.

Numbness or tingling in the legs or feet.

Weakness in the legs or difficulty walking.

Loss of bladder or bowel control (in rare cases).


Exploring Treatment Options

At Metropolitan Neurosurgery Brain & Spine, we understand the impact that lumbar disc herniation can have on your daily life. Our goal is to provide you with valuable information and treatment options to alleviate your symptoms and help you resume your normal activities. 

Non-Surgical Treatment

Conservative Treatments: Rest, ice or heat therapy, physical therapy, and pain-relieving medications can help manage symptoms and promote healing.

Minimally Invasive Procedures: Epidural steroid injections or nerve root blocks may provide targeted pain relief and reduce inflammation.

Surgical Intervention: Surgery may be recommended in severe cases or when other treatments have failed to alleviate symptoms. Surgical options include discectomy, laminectomy, or spinal fusion.


Begin Your Journey to Recovery Today

Don’t let Lumbar Disc Herniation hold you back any longer. Start your journey to recovery today by calling or requesting an appointment.
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