Our interventional and non-surgical approach focuses on pain management and physical rehabilitation. Bulging discs can cause chronic or severe pain that can really put a damper on the patient’s quality of life. At The Spine & Rehab Group, we use diagnostic tools like electromyography to design personalized treatment plans for each individual patient.
Our team is composed of Board Certified spine specialists who have a lifetime of professional experience dealing with bulging discs using non- to minimally-invasive procedures such as physical therapy and epidural injections. We believe that it is possible to find relief with a non-surgical approach.
At The Spine & Rehab Group, we are dedicated in providing the best care for specialized bulging disc treatment and related conditions. Schedule your appointment today.
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Degenerative Disc Disease - The natural, gradual wear and tear of your spinal discs over time -- disk degeneration -- is the most common primary cause of bulging and herniated disc. Your discs slowly lose water and protein as you age, making them more susceptible to degenerative lumbar spine disease.
Injury or Trauma - Sudden physical injury or trauma can also lead to damage to the vertebra, and thus disc herniation. For example, damage to the cervical spine from a whiplash car accident experience is common; it is also common to experience damage to your discs through physical injury, sports injury, falling, or other forms of sudden physical trauma.
Physical Labor - The relationship between physical work load or physical labor and lumbar disc herniation has been proven in several studies. Individuals who regularly engage in heavy physical work load are more likely to develop lumbar disc herniation over time. If you feel leg pain, chronic neck pain, or back pain from your physical labor, then it might also be gradually breaking down your discs.
Lifestyle - Your lifestyle can be a major contributing factor to the health of your discs. Having excess body weight adds extra stress to the back, while smoking reduces the supply of oxygen to the disc, making them more susceptible to breaking down.
The Spine & Rehab group is led by one of the most trusted doctors in Union County and surrounding areas. Dr. Amr Hosny has dedicated a lifetime of professional experience working on bulging discs and related conditions.
Dr. Hosny is a board certified and Harvard trained interventional spine specialist with training and experience in acclaimed medical institutions such as St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University in NYC, and Harvard Medical School.
Decades of experience working with various cases of spinal pain means Dr. Hosny has seen it all. His commitment to helping patients reclaim their pain-free daily lives is embodied by the patient-centered approach we have at The Spine & Rehab Group. We work with each patient to create personalized treatment plans and ensure each individual’s road to recovery.
At The Spine & Rehab Group, we begin our treatment plans with electromyography (EMG) diagnosis. Along with X-rays, we use EMG to get a full understanding of a patient’s bulging disc. EMG is a technology that “listens in” on your muscles and nerves, helping our experts determine muscle pain or musculoskeletal pain, finding the site of the mild or severe pain and learning more about the accompanying symptoms.
With EMG results, our board-certified disc specialists and physicians can learn the true nature of your disc pain. From there, our experts use the EMG results to map out your road to recovery and the most viable options to improving your comfort.
Non-surgical lumbar epidural steroid injections is one of the most sought after pain medicines for bulging discs. These direct injections provide almost instant pain relief and also decreased inflammation for long-term comfort. Our programs are driven by the principles of interventional spine management where we exhaust non-surgical treatments as part of your treatment plan.
Interventional bulging disc pain management embodies our holistic approach to pain and rehabilitation. We understand the risks of undergoing back spine surgery and the debilitating effects this can have on patients. With interventional pain management, we offer patients an alternative way to deal with their pain without having to undergo downtime or exposing themselves to risks and the possibility of a lesser quality of life post-surgery.
Exercise is often the last thing patients want to do but physical therapy is a crucial factor in your long-term recovery. Our physical therapy programs are created by our in-house board certified physical therapist, Bethany Weinmann. Our collaborative programs ensure that your spinal disc-focused physical therapy sessions are created with your pain level and schedule in mind.
We integrate different disciplines such as strength training, joint mobilization, and postural alignment to help strengthen your back and improve your spine strength. Patients who undergo our physical therapy programs often see a drastic improvement on their bulging disc symptoms when done regularly.
Direct stimulation of the central nervous system can be especially helpful to patients suffering from bulging discs. It is a great rehabilitative technique for both acute and chronic injuries. At The Spine & Rehab Group, our acupuncture sessions are performed by a licensed acupuncturist with years of experience working with bulging disc patients. Hair-thin needles are inserted into the targeted area of your back, with each session lasting anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes.
Acupuncture is a viable alternative to epidural injections, considering the patient’s level of pain. Patients who have undergone traditional pain relief techniques such as physical therapy and massage therapy might find immediate and renewed relief with acupuncture. With this practice, direct stimulation of the central nervous system translates into a release of the body’s natural chemicals for instant pain relief.
Is a bulging disc and a herniated disc the same thing?
Bulging discs and herniated discs are often used interchangeably, with their symptoms and treatments usually being the same.
However there’s a slight difference between the two: when a disc becomes herniated, its nucleus pushes against the annulus or the outer ring, pushing pressure against the spinal nerves, leading to back pain, tingling, numbness, and other symptoms.
In a bulging disc, the “disc bulge” is the disc coming out of the space but the nucleus doesn’t push out from the annulus. While bulging discs can lead to similar symptoms as herniated discs, there are cases where bulging discs do not cause symptoms at all.
What is a slipped disc?
Slipped disc isn’t really a medically-correct term; it’s an inaccurate term that is often used to describe a kind of disc protrusion, suggesting that the disc has “slipped” out of place. But discs don’t actually slip out of place; instead, a part of their outer shell weakens, allowing some of their jelly-like contents to come out. When this jelly-like substance is released and comes into contact with the adjacent structures such as spinal nerves, this leads to pain and discomfort.
What is the difference between chiropractic care and the treatments at The Spine & Rehab Group?
The Spine & Rehab Group has a holistic treatment approach to bulging disc pain. Compared to chiropractic clinics with chiropractor back adjustment services such as osteopathic spinal manipulation, we offer a more extensive suite of services, including diagnostics and acupuncture.
We offer non-invasive to minimally-invasive procedures to help patients manage pain and improve their quality of life. Our board certified physicians don’t offer spinal alignment. Instead, we offer pain relief and rehabilitation through interventional bulging disc practice and steroid injections.
What other conditions do we treat?
We treat injuries and pains relating to the muscles and nerves including spinal cord injuries, after surgery care, and joint pain. We also work with the upper and lower extremities and help patients deal with anything including tennis elbow injury, shoulder pain, bone pain, knee pain, ankle sprain and fracture cases, and general foot care.
Our team also deals with more serious cases involving the spine including spinal cord injury cases, damage to the cervical spine nerve root (also known as cervical radiculopathy), spinal stenosis, sciatica and sciatic nerve pain, and other vertebrae-related illnesses and conditions causing severe chronic pain.
Regardless of the condition, our treatment approach is always conservative-first and patient-centered. We also offer specialized treatment in the form of sports medicine and acupuncture to help relieve the pain of any permanent injury cases.
Easy access to treatment facilities and diagnostic centers is crucial in maintaining a pain-free life. The Spine & Rehab Group’s Union County office is perfect for patients looking for an all-in-one center for pain management, diagnostics, and physical therapy.
As one of the most densely-populated counties in New Jersey and the whole United States, Union County offers its residents a variety of activities and experiences, but it is also home to countless individuals living with untreated musculoskeletal and spinal conditions.
Union County offers a unique blend of urban living and natural settings, and getting the most out of it means living pain-free from any back, neck, or other kinds of spinal pain. Explore through one of the many parks (like Mattano Park and Briant Park), stroll down Elizabeth River, or visit the Hawk Rise bird Sanctuary on the banks of the Rahway River. Never miss a beat of the Union County experience with pain holding you back.
Finally, living with untreated spinal pain can make everyday life difficult and certain activities impossible, particularly if you live alone. According to the United States Census Bureau, nearly a quarter of all Union County residents live alone, with almost 1 in every 10 being over the age of 65.
At the Spine & Rehab Group, we are committed to providing patients in Union County the best level of back pain care and rehabilitation with a fully-equipped facility under the guidance of board-certified physicians.
Reclaim your freedom from acute, chronic, sports-related, or injury-induced bulging disk pain, bulging disc pain, and other spinal issues today. Connect with disc doctors at The Spine & Rehab Group and experience the top chronic back pain management and treatments around.
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