Treatment for Herniated & Bulging Discs in Encino, Studio City, LA County, CA

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The spinal vertebrae are separated by flexible discs of shock-absorbing cartilage. These discs are made of a supple outer layer with a soft jelly-like core (nucleus). If a disc is compressed so that part of it intrudes into the spinal canal but the outer layer has not been ruptured, it may be referred to as a "bulging" disc. This condition may or may not be painful and is extremely common.

Herniated discs are often referred to as "slipped" or "ruptured" discs. When a disc herniates, the tissue located in the center (nucleus) of the disc is forced outward. Although the disc does not actually "slip," strong pressure on the disc may force a fragment of the nucleus to rupture the outer layer of the disc. If the disc fragment does not interfere with the spinal nerves, the injury is usually not painful. If the disc fragment moves into the spinal canal and presses against one or more of the spinal nerves, it can cause nerve impingement and pain. If the injured disc is in the low back, it may produce pain, numbness or weakness in the lower back, leg or foot. If the injured disc is in the neck, it may produce pain, numbness or weakness in the shoulder, arm or hand.

The pain most often occurs on one side of the body.

  • With a herniated disc in the lower back, a patient may have sharp pain in one part of the leg, hip or buttocks and numbness in other parts. There may also be pain or numbness on the back of the calf or sole of the foot. The same leg may also feel weak.
  • With a herniated disc in the neck, a patient may have pain when moving the neck, deep pain near or over the shoulder blade, or pain that moves to the upper arm, forearm and fingers. There may also be numbness along the shoulder, elbow, forearm and fingers.

Dr. Glaser will prescribe the right course of treatment for you, from a wide range of minimally invasive surgeries and/or alternate therapies offered at Glaser Pain Relief Center. Call us for your appointment at 818-501-PAIN (7246). For your convenience, you can use our Patient Portal. Patients come to us from Agoura Hills, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Calabasas, Camarillo, Encino, Granada Hills, Lancaster, Los Angeles, Malibu, Northridge, Palmdale, Porter Ranch, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Simi Valley, Stevenson Ranch, Studio City, Tarzana, Thousand Oaks, Toluca Lake, Valencia, Westwood, Woodland Hills and the nearby communities.

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