Disc Herniation Chicago Illinois | Spine Care Specialists 

Spinal Care Specialists provides diagnosis and surgical services for Disc Herniation and other spine related diseases and injuries in Chicago Illinois and surrounding areas. Disc Herniation can be non symptomatic or produce sciatica. Stretching the disc herniation nerve, more commonly by sitting, walking, or bending, can cause the sensation to be more aggravated. Possible causes of disc herniation are repetitious activity, degeneration, heavy lifting, trauma associated with work related injuries, auto accidents, or other sudden accidental injuries. The Spine Care Specialists will determine the best treatment for your disc herniation, so you can recover and live life better each day. 

Types Of Disc Herniation:

Dr. Tyndall and Dr. Nitin Khanna and the staff at Spine Care Specialists of Chicago Illinois can help our patients determine what type of disc herniation the patient have with a few simple questions and exams. 

  • Lumbar Disc Herniation; L1-L2, L2-L3, L3-L4, L4-L5, L5-S1.  A Lumbar Disc Herniation is the most common herniated disc from the spinal column. Lumbar herniated discs will normally produce leg, ankle, or foot pain/numbness/weakness/burning, “shooting pain”.
  • Cervical Disc Herniation; C1-C2, C2-C3, C3-C4, C4-C5, C5-C6, C6-C7 .  A Cervical Disc Herniation is the second most common herniated disc. Cervical disc herniation is associated with the upper extremities. Symptoms include neck, arm, shoulder, and fingers pain/numbness/weakness/burning, “shooting pain”.
  • Thoracic Disc Herniation; T1 through T12. A Thoracic Disc Herniation is the least common herniated disc; although just as serious complicated as lumbar and cervical herniated discs.  Symptoms include typically back and can be associated with leg pain.

Treatment of Disc Herniation:

 Both non operative and surgical procedures are based on the severity of the condition, most importantly neurological compromise.

  • Non-Operative Disc Herniation Treatments:  Anti-inflammatory medication, analgesics, and physical therapy, and epidural steroid injection can be recommended for pain relief for the disc herniation.
  • Surgical Disc Herniation Procedures:  The most common surgical procedure is microdiscectomy or laminectomy.  This procedure is a small incision used with a microscope where the disc herniation is removed and pressure is relieved from the spinal cord.  
  • Microdiscecctomy and fusion Disc Herniation Procedures are normally recommended for the smaller vertebrae in the cervical spine in order to provide a more stable spinal column.

Contact the office of Dr.Dwight Tyndall and Dr. Nitin Khanna at Spinal Care Specialists at Orthopaedic Specialists of Northwest Indiana



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