Herniated Disc Treatment Options in Freehold, NJ, for Individuals Who Have Neck or Back Pain
A complete range of herniated disc treatment options is available at Spine Care New Jersey in Freehold, NJ. Neck and back pain are very common, and most people experience this type of discomfort at some point during their lives. Even so, if the pain lingers for more than a few days, it’s always best to talk with a medical professional who can get to the bottom of it and, if disc herniation is confirmed, recommend appropriate treatment.
Spine Care New Jersey was specifically established to provide individuals and referring physicians in the Freehold, New Jersey, area, with convenient access to a center of excellence for spinal conditions and spine-related issues. In addition to disc herniation, we treat patients for neck pain, low back pain, sports-related injuries, and compression fractures.
The spine specialists at Spine Care New Jersey practice conservative orthopedic medicine, which means that we generally view surgery as a last resort for herniated disc treatment. That’s because the associated pain and other symptoms usually respond well to nonsurgical treatments. In most cases, we advise our patients to consider surgery only after attempting conservative treatment for several weeks.
Prior to developing a herniated disc treatment plan, our spine specialists will first identify the precise source of a patient’s pain. Using advanced technologies and injections, our physicians can narrowly target a pain point in the spine, which can provide effective relief with minimal side effects. To help reduce painful inflammation in the spine, we offer two types of spinal injections for herniated disc treatment:
- Epidural steroid injections – A steroid medication similar to cortisone is injected into the epidural space of the spine at the precise location of the inflamed nerves.
- Transforaminal steroid injections (root sleeve blocks) – A mixture of saline, local anesthetic, and a long-acting steroid medication is injected into an opening at the side of the spine (foramen) at the point where an irritated nerve root branches away. Here, there is a small sleeve of epidural space that extends outward over the nerve root for a short distance.
If a patient’s pain continues or worsens despite interventional pain management or other nonsurgical herniated disc treatment, we might recommend a surgical procedure, such as a discectomy, spinal fusion, facetectomy, laminectomy, or laminotomy. Patients who elect surgery are in good hands with our board-certified, fellowship-trained spine surgeons, who are experienced in performing the latest surgical techniques, including minimally invasive outpatient procedures.
If you’d like to learn more about the herniated disc treatment options available at Spine Care New Jersey, contact us to schedule a consultation at our office in Freehold, NJ.