DO YOU EXPERIENCE LOWER BACK
OR CONSTANT NECK PAIN?

It could be a herniated or bulging disc!

Herniated/Bulging Disc

The bones (vertebrae) that form the spine in your back are cushioned by round, flat discs. When these discs are healthy, they act as shock absorbers for the spine and keep the spine flexible. If they become damaged, they may bulge abnormally or break open, in what is called a herniated or bulging disc and can occur in any part of the spine.

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What is a Herniated Disc or Bulging Disc?

Let’s first talk about the anatomy. The bones (vertebrae) that form the spine are cushioned by round, flat discs. When these discs are healthy, they act as shock absorbers for the spine and keep the spine flexible. If they become damaged, they may bulge abnormally or break open. When the disc ruptures, a portion of the spinal disc pushes outside its normal boundary–this is called a herniated disc. This can be caused by degeneration of the spine and may also be a result of trauma or injury.

What are the different kinds of Herniated Discs?

There are three main types of herniated discs:

  • Contained Disc Herniation: The disc is considered contained if the inner material of the disc has not pushed through its outer wall.
  • Extruded Disc Herniation: The disc is considered extruded if the inner material has broken through its outer wall but is still attached to the disc.
  • Sequestered Disc Herniation: If the nucleus has pushed through the annulus and broken away from the disc it is known as a sequestered disc.

What are the symptoms of a Herniated Disc?

Lumbar (Lower Back)

  • Pain in the lower back
  • Pain traveling from lower back and runs down the leg(s)
  • Tingling and numbness in the leg(s), feet, and/or toes
  • Muscular weakness

Cervical (Neck)

  • Pain in the neck and shoulders
  • Pain traveling from neck and through the shoulder and into the arms
  • Tingling and numbness in the arm(s), hands, and/or fingers
  • Muscular weakness

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Pain presents itself in many different ways, at different times and in many cases is triggered by specific activities. Modern Spine Medicine will be happy to answer your questions in conjunction with a personal phone call follow up with one of our doctors.

Please answer the questions as accurately as possible.

About Modern Spine Medicine

As a multi-disciplinary team, we understand that pain can change and destroy a person’s life. It is discouraging to watch our patients, friends and family suffer in pain. We know we can make a difference and help provide the best education and options available. We offer Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, namely Endoscopic Microdiscectomy and Endoscopic Rhizotomy procedures. Our non-surgical treatments offered are therapeutic and diagnostic injection medicine therapy. These include epidural steroid injections, non-steroidal injections, nerve blocks and ablations, joint injections, and trigger point injections. We also offer many other procedures for pain relief. Stem cell therapy or regenerative medicine are great option for healing and have become very popular with patients over the past few years. We offer many options as well for stem cell therapy and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and our Specialists can discuss all treatments.

We are passionate about giving life back to our community every day. We specialize in most types of pain, including neck and back pain, arm and shoulder pain, leg, hip and knee pain, as well as headaches and migraines. We treat pain from Car Accident or Wreck Injuries, Sport Injuries, Workman’s Comp and daily wear and tear.

We are excited to be known by our patients and referring Primary Care Physicians as Top Doctors and Top Pain Specialists in Phoenix. We are also proud to have great relationships with other pain centers like Arizona Pain Specialists, The Pain Centers of Arizona, Arizona Pain Centers, Advanced Pain Management, Sonoran Spine, Barrow Neurosurgical Institute and many neurospine surgeons and orthospine surgeons.

Modern Spine Medicine at Arizona Pain Treatment Centers has been serving the greater Phoenix area since 1997. We have patients under our care that live in Phoenix, North Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, Glendale, Maryvale, Tolleson, South Phoenix, Mesa, East Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Apache Junction, Tuscon, and even Globe.

We are commitment to making a difference and being the difference in all of our patient’s lives and their family and friends lives. Thank you!

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