Herniated Disk Treatments

Your spine is composed of a series of rubbery cushions (disks) and 26 bones (vertebrae) stacked one on top of the other. Sometimes those rubbery cushions can slip out of place, irritating the nerves nearby and causing extreme pain. It’s called a herniated disk, and it’s a common source of low back and neck pain. Other symptoms include numbness, tingling and/or weakness in an arm or leg.

The aging process is often the catalyst for disk degeneration, as the disks in your back shrink with age and become less flexible, resulting in a herniated disk. A single excessive strain, injury from improper lifting or a repetitive strenuous activity can also cause a disk to fall out of place.

A herniated disk can often be resolved without surgery and may include a combination of rest, pain medication, massage or physical therapy. If surgery is necessary, your neurosurgeon will gauge the severity of your condition and either repair, remove or replace the disk. To remove the damaged portion of the disk, your neurosurgeon will perform a diskectomy or microdiskectomy using minimally invasive surgical techniques whenever possible.


For more information about our neurosurgery services or to schedule an appointment at one of our South Jersey facilities, call 1-800-INSPIRA.

Why Choose Inspira?

Exceptional Care Close to Home

With a team of trusted neurosurgeons operating in South Jersey, there’s no need to travel outside of your community to receive cutting-edge care for your herniated disk(s). Our surgeons, physicians and nurses bring a wide range of diverse expertise to the operating room, ensuring you get comprehensive neurosurgery services right in your neighborhood.

Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques

Inspira’s minimally invasive surgical experts specialize in treating spinal conditions, including herniated disks, with skilled precision. Our state-of-the-art surgical facilities are equipped with advanced 3D imaging technology, which allows our neurosurgeons to use minimally invasive techniques that reduce pain and scarring, improve surgical outcomes and speed up recovery time.

Multidisciplinary Approach to Herniated Disk Treatment

Thanks to Inspira’s integrated provider network, our neurosurgical team is poised to provide personalized, coordinated care. By taking a multidisciplinary approach to treating disk herniation, your surgeon will have access to other specialists—from intensivists and hospitalists, to endocrinologists and physical therapists—that will work closely together to diagnose and treat your condition.