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About Lumbar Disc Herniation

You may just need to rest if you have a herniated disc in your lower back or you may need to consider surgical options for a herniated lumbar disc. The lower back experts at the Spine & Rehab Group provide conservative treatment for lumbar disc herniation before exploring surgical options. With eight locations in New York City and northern New Jersey, you can find a spine specialist near you who’s best equipped to provide exceptional lumbar disc herniation treatment. Call today for an appointment.

What Is a Herniated Lumbar Disc?

Anatomy of Lumbar Disc Herniation

Lumbar disc herniation is a condition in which the jelly-like nucleus of an intervertebral disc pushes against the tough outer ring called the annulus fibrosus. The pressure on the spinal cord and nearby nerve roots results in lower back pain and other symptoms. The disc material can also release chemical irritants, causing inflammation in the surrounding spinal nerves.

The lumbar discs are integral in the spinal cord, as they provide cushioning to protect the bony joints in your spine. The discs absorb the shocks during movement while allowing your lumbar spine to support movement and bear your body weight. When an intervertebral disc is damaged, you suffer pain, discomfort and other symptoms that affect your quality of life.

At the Spine & Rehab Group in New York City and northern New Jersey, Dr. Amr Hosny and the board-certified team of spine doctors use the latest technologies to treat a wide range of spinal conditions, including lumbar disc herniation and:

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Amr Hosny, MD, MBA, FASA
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David Chu, MD, FAAPMR
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Deepali Gupta, MD, DABA, DABPM Board Certified Interventional Spine Specialist
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What Causes Lumbar Disc Herniation?

The lumbar spine supports and stabilizes your body movement. Physical changes in the structure of a shock-absorbing lumbar spine disc can cause herniation. Such changes typically occur for one of three reasons:

  1. Age-related wear and tear
  2. A severe injury to your lower back
  3. Degenerative disc disease

The team led by Dr. Hosny treats your case individually. They start with a medical review and diagnostic tests to determine the cause of your lower back pain. If a disc herniation is your diagnosis, the findings form the basis of your lumbar herniated disc treatment.

Who’s at Risk of Lumbar Disc Herniation?

Anyone can suffer a herniated disc in the lumbar spine, but there are some factors that make you more vulnerable to this spine condition, such as:

Part of the conservative, interventional treatment for lumbar disc herniation, as recommended by a spine specialist, is a change in your lifestyle habits. Such changes, like losing weight, reduce the risk of developing this debilitating spine condition.

Am I Suffering from a Herniated Lumbar Disc?

More than 80 percent of the population experience back pain at some point, which may be due to a herniated disc in the lumbar spine. Symptoms accompanying a herniated disc vary because it depends on where the pinched nerve is located. Consult your spine doctor for a diagnosis of lumbar disc herniation if you experience:

A spine specialist at the state-of-the-art NYC and northern NJ spinal clinics uses cutting-edge technology to identify the location and severity of the herniation. Only with a correct diagnosis can your doctor perform surgical treatment for herniated lumbar disc when necessary. The symptoms of a herniation are associated with other lower back problems, such as:

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I came to the spine and rehab group for my back and leg pain. I was able to get an appointment the same day I called. The staff was very friendly and courteous. The doctors were very knowledgeable and took time to explain what was causing my pain and answer all my questions. I felt comfortable having my procedure done in their state of the art surgery center, where the staff made you feel at ease. They are very easy to reach and available to answer all your questions.

Narendra G.

The entire staff at The Spine & Rehab group is great. They are so helpful and kind. The doctors really take time to talk to their patients and answer any and all of the questions that I had. I've had office visits and procedures done and everyone to the front desk, to the nurses. and the doctors were just great and knowledgeable. They really got me feeling better as well. Since I starting going there my pain has improved greatly! I would recommend The Spine & Rehab Group to everyone!

Carmen C.

The Spine & Rehab Group is my go to place for chronic pain. The doctors are compassionate and supportive. The nurses and staff are professional and so caring. I have been a patient here for almost 10 years . The doctors and physician assistant are extremely knowledgeable and always looking for the best way to help with my chronic pain! I always recommend The Spine & Rehab Group to people dealing with pain, I even tell my other doctors what wonderful doctors they are.

Val B.

These days it’s hard to find a professional, yet extremely caring physicians office, particularly in the field of Pain Management. Dr. Hosny, Dr. Chu, physician’s assistant Summer and the entire staff have managed to make this happen. Robin helped me many times with insurance to ensure that I got my shots in a timely manner (Hi Robin!). I’ve been going to this office for about three years and I couldn’t be more pleased!


I went to Dr. Hosny with lower back pain. I spend many hours sitting in a truck for my job. After an hour or so I would get pain in my back. Since I am a truck driver, pain killers were not an option for me. After a few sessions with Dr. Hosny, I am pain free. The staff at New Jersey Pain Care Center and are wonderful and caring people. I would recommend anyone go to Dr. Hosny if they want real results.


I had gone to Dr. Hosny with severe back pain after spinal surgery. It was debilitating pain that stopped me from being able to function normally. Dr. Hosny suggested that I have a Spinal Cord Stimulator implanted in my back. It is the best thing I EVER did. I am so excited to be able to return to my normal life with no medication. My experience at the pain center was wonderful. The nurses were very understanding and kind.


I have had back surgeries that provided me no relief from my pain. After a few treatments with Dr. Hosny, I have almost no discomfort. I have no need for my pain medication anymore, and have been able to go back to working out and enjoying activities with my family. I was pleasantly surprised at the treatment I received at New Jersey Pain Care Center. The staff is very nice, and treats you with respect. The facility is clean, bright and everything is brand new.


I had been having pain in my neck for many years. I had been to other doctors and they all recommended that I have surgery. I was hesitant to get surgery, so I wanted one more opinion. I had a friend tell me about Dr. Hosny and New Jersey Pain Care Center. From the moment I met Dr. Hosny I knew he wasn’t your average doctor. He took the time to listen to my concerns about surgery, and he agreed. After my cervical radiofrequency, I have full range of motion back in my neck, and best of all, no pain.

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How Is a Herniated Lumbar Disc Treated?

Your spine doctor picks either from conservative or surgical options for herniated lumbar disc treatment. Most often, your doctor begins with the least invasive procedure. Treatment options include:

After a medical examination and diagnosis, your spine doctor determines how to treat your herniated lumbar disc. The initial goal of treatment is lumbar disc relief. At the Spine & Rehab Group, the doctors leverage the latest equipment for correct diagnosis and treatment. Pain management and the restoration of full function to your back improves your quality of life. With eight locations in NYC and northern NJ, there’s a facility near you. Contact the nearest office today for an appointment.

Page Updated on Jun 17, 2022 by Dr. Hosny (Interventional Spine Specialist) of The Spine & Rehab Group
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