When you need an expert Westchester herniated disc doctor, Dr. Andrew Casden is the orthopedist to see. A renowned board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Andrew Casden is experienced in both traditional and minimally-invasive spinal surgery. His comprehensive approach takes each patient’s lifestyle and expectations into consideration, and his approach focuses on offering the most sensible treatment options for each individual. His services include minimally invasive spinal surgery, disc replacement, revision spinal surgery, spinal fusion, scoliosis, and treatment of degenerative spinal diseases including herniated discs and spinal stenosis.
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 (nucleus pulposus) surrounded by a tough, flexible outer ring (annulus fibrosus). A herniated disc, which is also called 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 is herniated, the softer central portion ruptures and pushes out through a crack in the surrounding outer ring. Dr. Casden understands how a herniated disc can irritate nearby nerves and cause symptoms of pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness. This exceptional Westchester herniated disc doctor recognizes the part of the body where the symptoms develop reflects the location of the herniated disc. When a disc is herniated 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, there are some individuals who display evidence of a disc herniation in diagnostic tests but do not exhibit symptoms.
Patients who have undergone a herniated disc surgery with Dr. Casdan may be up and walking soon after surgery. This Westchester herniated disc doctor has filled his office with an exceptional support staff that will monitor your healing process and provide guidelines for a resumption of activity along with recommendations for supportive therapies. We will provide you with an exercise regime and instructions on proper body mechanics and lifting to ensure a full recovery and prevention of future injuries. For exceptional, experienced treatment for your herniated disc, give us a call today.