Are you experiencing tingling or weakness in your arms and hands? In many cases, the cause of your discomfort stems from neck problems, such as a herniated disc. If that proves to be the origin of your pain, you need to see the top orthopedist for Beverly Hills cervical disc herniation, Dr. Jason M Cuellar. He is a trusted, fellowship-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon who provides compassionate treatment of patients with spinal disorders; both non-surgical and surgical. He focuses on disc replacement (artificial disc replacement) and minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS). His practice includes treatment of various disorders of the spine such as cervical disc herniation, cervical radiculopathy, cervical myelopathy, neck pain, cervical stenosis, cervical disc degeneration, cervical and lumbar disc herniation, lumbar radiculopathy, lumbar stenosis, lumbar degenerative disc disease, and low back pain.
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, such as whiplash from a car accident. When a disc is herniated, the softer central portion ruptures and pushes out through a crack in the surrounding outer ring. A cervical herniated disc can irritate nearby nerves and cause symptoms of pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in your arms or hands. For exceptional Beverly Hills cervical disc herniation treatment, Dr. Cuellar will take the appropriate action to repair the damage. 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 Beverly Hills cervical disc herniation treatment may resume normal activities relatively soon after surgery. Dr. Cuellar 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.