Herniated Disc

What is a Herniated Disc?

Intervertebrae discs are positioned between the vertebrae in the spine. The outside of a disc is made from cartilage, and in the center is a jelly like solution. These discs serve many purposes, including allowing movement of the spine, creating space between the vertebrae, and acting as shock absorbers. The gelatinous middle allows the disc to compress and expand based on impact and movement. A healthy spine provides full range of motion and activities of the body.

Trauma to the spine can cause the discs to herniate, bulge, become displaced (slipped disc), or even rupture. However, Trauma or direct injury to the area is not the only cause. As we get older, the discs can begin to weaken and dehydrate. These conditions can put pressure on the nerves around the spine and cause radiating pain, numbness, tingling sensation, and  weakness to the lower back, buttocks, legs and feet. This condition is known as Sciatica.

If you suffer from one of these injuries you should make an appointment with one of our professional experts to discuss what are the best options in treatment for you. Dr. Rashad Trabulsi and Mr. James Yu have developed a highly successful approach in the treatment of these type of injuries or illnesses.

Rashad Trabulsi DC, Dip, Ac. and James Yu L.Ac have put together a group of highly trained and professional individuals who can work alone in their specific scope.  However, these professionals are best utilized in our integrative model of care, which joins all their unique skills together to provide better care and faster relief. This model of care is comprised of a holistic Chiropractic approach that utilizes advanced physiotherapy modalities, therapeutic exercises, nutrition, traction decompression and joint manipulative techniques.  We use Chinese herbs and Acupuncture to address such issues as nerve problems and arthritic pain.  Dr. Trabulsi selectively picks medical massage therapists that are highly skilled and trained to work closely with the doctors and acupuncturist to enhance therapeutic approaches and to support the overall treatment plan. All services are provided at both the Brooklyn Heights and Midtown Manhattan locations.