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Our Approach to Treating

Herniated Disc in Adults

A herniated or “slipped” disc occurs when the spongy layer of cartilage that acts as a shock absorber between the bones of the spine is displaced. A herniated disc is one of the most common causes of back and neck pain. 

Spine specialists at NYU Langone in the fields of orthopedics, neurology, neurosurgery, and rehabilitation collaborate to diagnose a herniated disc and recommend a treatment plan that’s tailored to your symptoms and designed to relieve pain and restore function.

Treatment for Herniated Disc in Adults

Our doctors understand that persistent discomfort can significantly affect your quality of life, and work with you to help you return to your daily routine as quickly as possible. Many people find that physical therapy and medication relieve symptoms of a herniated disc. NYU Langone experts partner with you to explore these and other nonsurgical treatments before considering surgery.

Our Research and Education in Herniated Disc in Adults

Learn more about our research and professional education opportunities.