At some point in nearly everyone’s life, we experience back and neck pain. It is the major reason people visit their doctors and miss work. If you are looking for the best back pain treatment, there is only one doctor to see. Dr. Andrew Casden is a respected board-certified orthopedist experienced in both traditional and minimally-invasive spinal surgery. His holistic approach takes each patient’s lifestyle and expectations into consideration, and his approach focuses on offering the most sensible treatment options. Named a Top Doctor by US News and one of New York’s Best Doctors by New York Magazine, Dr. Casden treats both children and adults. His services include minimally invasive spinal surgery, treatment for herniated disc in White Plains, disc replacement, revision spinal surgery, spinal fusion, scoliosis and kyphosis, and treatment of degenerative spinal diseases.
Dr. Casden can treat and help you recover from a herniated disc in White Plains. Intervertebral discs separate each of the bones of the spinal column with the exception of the first vertebra in the neck. The discs act as shock absorbers to minimize the impact of movement on the spine. Their structure resembles that of a jelly donut with a soft central portion surrounded by a tough, flexible outer ring. A herniated disc, sometimes referred to as a slipped, bulging, or ruptured disc, can occur as the result of the stress of long-term wear and tear or develop as a consequence of a sudden injury. When a disc herniates, the softer central portion ruptures and pushes out through a crack in the surrounding outer ring. A herniated disc can irritate nearby nerves and cause symptoms of pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness. For appropriate spine care of herniated discs, it is important to recognize the part of the body where the symptoms develop since that reflects the location of the herniated disc. When a disc herniates in the upper back area, neck pain and radiating symptoms through the shoulder and arm can develop. In the case of a lower back disc herniation, symptoms may radiate to buttocks and down through the legs. However some individuals who display evidence of a disc herniation in diagnostic tests, do not exhibit symptoms.
Once a thorough physical examination has been performed and all imaging tests have been interpreted, Dr. Casden will discuss all the treatment options with you for your herniated diss in White Plains and individualize a plan that works best for you. His mission is to give you back an active, healthy life where you have control over the choices you make. Give us a call today, and take the first step to treating your debilitating back pain.