Disc Injuries in Miami, FL
Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute is one of South Florida’s leading pain management treatment centers, designed to help patients effectively manage painful neurologic and spine-related conditions such as disc injuries. The neurologists and pain management specialists at our Aventura, Kendall, Hialeah, and Fort Lauderdale offices deliver expert, personalized care in a welcoming environment.
Vertebral discs are cushion-like structures that hold the spinal cord in place and enable flexibility of the spine. The discs are also shock absorbers that manage pain during an impact. When these discs are damaged or injured in any way, you might experience a sharp pain in your lower back, neck, or shoulder. Disc injuries, when neglected, can eventually worsen the pain and also make it difficult to perform basic activities such as lifting, walking, or twisting.
What Causes Disc Injuries?
Injury to the spinal disc can happen for many reasons. A disc is a round structure surrounded by gel-like material to connect the vertebrae with one another. These discs can get damaged due to wear and tear, may degenerate due to aging, or may get damaged due to an infection. Accidents and other traumatic events can also result in fractures that damage the spinal disc.
How Do We Diagnose & Treat Disc Injuries?
The common symptoms that you may experience due to an injured disc are as follows:
- Pain and numbness on one side of the body
- Pain caused due to prolonged sitting or standing, walking, or stretching hands or legs
- Excessive back pain in the night
- Weakness in arms and legs
- Tingling sensations and weakness along the spine, which travels to the legs and arms
Our neurologists will assess your symptoms. A few diagnostic procedures such as imaging tests and MRI may also be recommended along with physical examination to determine the exact disc-related problem you have. Based on the assessment, we may recommend a course of treatment involving medications, physical therapy, and/or minimally invasive treatment procedures to treat the condition and relieve you of pain.
Learn more about how we can help you tackle other painful conditions such as the following:
- Back, Neck, Shoulder & Muscle Pain
- Numbness & Tingling
- Migraines & Tension Headaches
- Knee & Hip Pain
Book an Appointment Today
Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute doctors are experts in treating your pain conditions using the latest pain management techniques and procedures available. Our patients benefit from a faster recovery period, and lower risk of complications caused by disc injuries. We have offices conveniently located in Aventura, Kendall, Hialeah, and Fort Lauderdale. Please call 786-401-4599 today to schedule your initial consultation!