Herniated Disc Surgery Performed by Orthopedic Spine Surgeons in Freehold, NJ
The skilled surgeons at Spine Care New Jersey in Freehold, NJ, perform herniated disc surgery using advanced, minimally invasive techniques. For patients who elect surgery, this approach offers several advantages over traditional open spine procedures, including a faster recovery. However, we want you to know that herniated discs usually do not require surgical treatment. Sometimes, the condition causes little to no pain and may even heal on its own. When it does cause pain, though, it can make sitting, bending, walking, and performing other physical activities both challenging and uncomfortable.
If you’re in this situation, the team of specialists at Spine Care New Jersey in Freehold may be able to help. Our orthopedists are highly trained in the nonsurgical treatment of neck and back pain caused by joint degeneration, nerve compression, and sports-related injuries. Before discussing any type of herniated disc surgery, we’ll work closely with you to accurately diagnose your condition by:
- Reviewing your medical history
- Performing a physical examination
- Assessing your musculoskeletal and neurological symptoms
- Ordering imaging studies, if necessary
After completing this comprehensive diagnostic process, we will likely recommend that you begin treatment not with herniated disc surgery, but rather with an individualized, nonsurgical treatment program. For instance, many of our patients benefit from physical therapy, medications, hot and cold compresses, and steroid injections. Whichever options you choose, our compassionate medical professionals will oversee every aspect of your healing process, helping you to feel better so you can return to your daily routine as soon as possible.
If herniated disc surgery ultimately becomes necessary for you, our surgeons can recommend the appropriate procedure for your individual situation, which may be a discectomy, spinal fusion, facetectomy, laminectomy, or laminotomy. Should you decide to proceed, you can feel confident that you are in good hands with our board-certified, fellowship-trained spine surgeons, who are experienced in performing the latest surgical techniques.
To learn more about the herniated disc treatment options available at Spine Care New Jersey, contact us to schedule an appointment at our office in Freehold, NJ.