Intervertebral discs are positioned between the vertebrae in the spine. The outside of a disc is made from cartilage, and in the center is a jelly like solution. These discs serve many purposes, including allowing movement of the spine, creating space between the vertebrae, and acting as shock absorbers. The gelatinous middle allows the disc to compress and expand based on impact and movement. A healthy spine provides full range of motion and activities of the body.
Trauma to the spine can cause the discs to herniated, bulge, become displaced (slipped disc), or even rupture. However, Trauma or direct injury to the area is not the only cause. As we get older, the discs can begin to weaken and dehydrate. These conditions can put pressure on the nerves around the spine and cause radiating pain, numbness, tingling sensation, and weakness to the lower back, buttocks, legs and feet. This condition is known as Sciatica.
If you suffer from one of these injuries you should make an appointment with one of our professional experts to discuss what are the best options in treatment for you. Dr. Rashad Trabulsi and Mr. James Yu have developed a highly successful approach in the treatment of these type of injuries or illnesses.
Rashad Trabulsi DC, Dip, Ac. and James Yu L.Ac have put together a group of highly trained and professional individuals that can work alone in the specific scope of their profession but best utilized in our integrative model of care which incorporates all their unique skills together to providing better care and faster relief. This model of care is comprised of a holistic Chiropractic approach that utilizes advanced physiotherapy modalities, therapeutic exercises, nutrition, traction decompression and joint manipulative techniques. Also, Oriental Medicine with over 40 years of family experience in Chinese herbs and Acupuncture specialized techniques for nerve problems or arthritic pain. Finally, Dr. Trabulsi selectively picks medical massage therapists that are highly skilled and they are trained to work closely with the doctor and acupuncturist to enhance their therapeutic approach and support the overall treatment plan. All services are provided at both the Brooklyn Heights and Midtown Manhattan locations.