Herniated Disc Specialist

Herniated Disc Specialist in Hoboken, NJ

Hoboken Integrative Healthcare provides a comprehensive treatment of herniated discs. Call us or request an appointment online. We are located at 90 Hudson St Hoboken, NJ 07030.

Herniated Disc Specialist Near Me in Hoboken, NJ
Herniated Disc Specialist Near Me in Hoboken, NJ

Table of Contents:

Is a herniated disc serious?
Who can get a herniated disc?
How do I know if I have sciatica or a herniated disc?
Can a chiropractor help with herniated discs?

Is a herniated disc serious?


Herniated disc is when there is an issue with one of the cushions, which is known as the discs that are placed between the individual bones, which are known as vertebrae that stack up on top of each other to make what is known as your spine.
The nucleus is a soft center that is encased by a stronger rubber texture, this is known as a spinal disc. A herniated disc can occur when the nucleus that is a part of the spinal disc is pushed out through a tear in the annulus. Other terms let me be used in place of herniated disc include slipped disc or ruptured disc. Whichever term you hear; they all mean the same.

A herniated disc can happen anywhere in the spine, and often irritates a nearby nerve. Depending on exactly where the herniated disc has occurred you can feel weakness, numbness, and different levels of pain that can occur in your arms or legs.

Who can get a herniated disc?


Many individuals that have a herniated disc often have it occur in the lower back. The signs and symptoms of a herniated disc will differ depending on where the disc is located and which nerve the disc is pressing on. Often the signs or symptoms will only affect one side of the body.

• Arm and/or leg pain

If you have a herniated disc in the lower back, most likely you will feel pain in the buttocks, thigh, and calf area. However, if the herniated disc is affecting the neck, you may begin to feel pain in the shoulders and arms.

• Numbness and/or tingling

Often if you have a herniated disc, you’ll feel the sensation of numbness or tingling in the area of the body that is being affected by the nerves due to the herniated disc.

• Weakness

Any muscles that are connected to the nerves that are being affected by the herniated disc may cause weakness, which can have you stumbling, or affecting your ability to hold or lift items

Herniated discs often occur in individuals between the ages of 30 to 50. Men are more likely to be affected than women. Often herniated discs occur due to gradual wear and tear that is often age-related, or due to tearing or rupturing of minor strains or twists.

How do I know if I have sciatica or a herniated disc?


Sciatica pain occurs in the lower back and often shoots down one leg into the foot, it usually is triggered due to an event like a herniated disc. Sciatica pain occurs when there is pressure put on the sciatic nerve. It normally occurs due to an injury, or just normal wear and tears from aging.

While sciatic pain and a herniated disc seem like they are similar, they will be diagnosed differently through a consultation appointment. Dr. Joseph Canova will ask a series of questions to be able to find out exactly where the pain is leading from, and what may have led up to this.

Can a chiropractor help with herniated discs?


Chiropractors can offer their assistance with herniated discs by providing a chiropractic adjustment which can help with any disc issues. Our resident chiropractor Dr. Canova will tailor the chiropractic adjustment to address the specific concern of each individual patient, and if there are any disc issues like a herniated disc, he is able to help relieve any pain or pressure put on the spinal discs through an adjustment, which can also help to reduce pain while straightening the spine.

If you think you may be dealing with a herniated disc, contact Hoboken Integrated Healthcare today to go to your consultation appointment, and start feeling better sooner. We are open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Please give us a call or request an appointment online. We are located at 90 Hudson St Hoboken, NJ 07030. We serve patients from Hoboken NJ, Jersey City NJ, Union City NJ, Secaucus NJ, Newark NJ, and North Bergen NJ.