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Atlanta Herniated Disc Treatment
Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians is your trusted provider of expert herniated disc treatment. We are an orthopaedic, spine and sports medicine practice with offices in Atlanta and Savannah featuring a team of experienced Interventional Spine physicians, Interventional Sport physicians and orthopedic spine specialists. We specialize in finding effective, minimally invasive solutions to complex spine and back problems, including herniated discs.
A lumbar herniated disc is a condition that occurs when one of the discs in the lower region of the spine ruptures. This rupturing can cause the gel-like substance from inside the disc to leak out and irritate the disc wall, spinal cord or its protruding nerve roots. There are chemical and/or mechanical reasons for the damage these discs cause to surrounding nerves and spinal cord. For some, this painful condition can be debilitating. The physicians and staff from Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians are dedicated to helping individuals with herniated discs find long-term relief from their pain and other symptoms and return to full function and a greater quality of life.
Herniated Disc Symptoms
The symptoms of a lumbar herniated disc can vary with each individual but may include pain, inflammation, pain that radiates down the legs, numbness, tingling and muscle spasms. Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians works collaboratively with other physicians, Chiropractors and physical therapists to co-manage patients with herniated discs. We offer a variety of conservative, non-surgical treatments, including heat/cold, massage, strengthening exercises, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, steroid/anesthetic injections and more.
In some cases, the pain and other symptoms of a herniated disc are so severe that they not able to be adequately managed using conservative, non-surgical treatments. In this case, surgery may be considered. Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians is proud to be one of the Southeast’s leading providers of minimally invasive, endoscopic spine surgery (also known as “band-aid back surgery”). This advanced surgical technique offers significant patient benefits over traditional back surgery including minimal blood loss, fewer complications and a shorter recovery time. Using endoscopic surgery, we are able to help many individuals with herniated discs find long-term relief from their pain and return to work and normal daily activities.
Lumbar Herniated Disc Relief
If you need relief from the pain and other symptoms associated with a lumbar herniated disc, you can turn to the caring and experienced physicians from Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians. Our office is currently accepting new patients and we would appreciate the opportunity to serve you or a member of your family. For your convenience, we accept most health insurance plans, as well as several different forms of payment. Please contact our Atlanta Herniated Disc Treatment Specialists today to schedule a consultation with one of our Interventional Spine physicians. We look forward to helping you stay active and live your best life.