Joseph Lezamiz, DC
Chiropractors located in Howard Beach, NY
If you have numbness or tingling in your arms, hands, legs or feet, it may be the sign of herniated discs and should be evaluated as soon as possible. Dr. Joseph Lezamiz and the team, located in Lindenwood, Howard Beach, New York are well versed in the diagnosis and treatment for herniated or bulging discs.
Numbness and Tingling Q & A
What is a herniated/bulging disc?
The rubbery cushions between the vertebrae are referred to as discs. If there is a problem with the discs, such as excess pressure being put on them, a herniated disc can be the result. Herniated or bulging discs usually occur in the neck or in the lower back region. But, herniated discs can also occur anywhere along the spine.
What are the symptoms of a herniated disc?
Some people may experience a herniated disc and not feel any symptoms. When symptoms do arise, it is important to keep a careful record and share them with your healthcare provider. Some classic signs and symptoms of a herniated disc include:
- Numbness in the affected body part
- Tingling in the affected body part
- Weakness of the muscles
- Arm or leg pain
- Should you notice pain traveling down your arms or legs, or if weakness accompanies this pain, with tingling or numbness, be sure to call you doctor right away.
What causes herniated discs?
Disk degeneration is a common cause of herniation. As the body ages, and the discs suffer wear and tear over time, problems can arise including herniation or bulging discs. However, it is common that patients cannot pinpoint a specific cause of disc herniation. Any of the following causes may be reason:
- Lifting or moving objects incorrectly
- Twisting during lifts
- Traumatic injury
- Excessive strain on the back
Some risk factors that can increase the chances of herniation:
- Excess weight
What are treatment options?
The staff at Dr. Lezamiz's office are well versed in the diagnosis and treatment of disc herniations. Using X-rays, MRIs and other important diagnostic tools, the right diagnosis and treatment plan will be formulated for each patient’s specific condition.
It’s possible to treat herniated or bulging discs through conservative, minimally invasive techniques without the need for addictive medications or surgery. An exam will be necessary for a treatment plan to be developed for your specific needs. Some treatment options could include chiropractic care, spinal manipulations and physical therapy.
If you’re suffering from symptoms related to herniated discs call today to schedule your consultation appointment.
Dr. Lezamiz's practice accepts most major insurance providers, including worker's compensation and no-fault (car accidents). Please contact our office directly for additional insurance details.