A herniated disc causes severe pain in the back that carries through all the way to the legs. Even the simplest activities and movements can cause discomfort and prevent you from being active. At The Spine Center, Doctor Saqib Siddiqui takes a cutting-edge approach to treating herniated discs.
He uses the latest minimally invasive procedures to correct herniated discs so you can live a more active, pain-free life.
What is a Herniated Disc?
The bones along your spine are cushioned by small discs. These discs allow your spine to stay flexible so you can easily bend, twist, walk, run, lift, and make other common movements. These discs can get damaged and bulge out or break open, pinching spinal nerves and the spinal cord. This condition is called a herniated disc.
Herniated discs can be caused by a wide range of factors, including simple wear and tear of the disc as you get older and sudden injuries, such as falls and car accidents.
Symptoms of Herniated Disc
There are many common symptoms for a herniated disc. These include:
Pain and numbness in the back, legs, arms, and neck
Weakness in the area where the pinched nerve travels
Higher levels of pain during activity
Pain when coughing, sneezing, sitting, driving and bending over
Herniated Disc Treatment
Doctor Saqib Siddiqui is working to redefine herniated disc treatment. The Spine Center uses minimally invasive techniques to treat herniated discs effectively. Because our procedures are less invasive than traditional back treatment, many of our patients enjoy:
Faster recovery time
Decreased need for post-operation pain medication
The best way to know for sure if you’re suffering from a herniated disc is to schedule an appointment with Doctor Saqib Siddiqui at one of The Spine Center’s convenient locations by calling (210) 963-7093 or scheduling a consultation online.