Disc Herniations and Disc Bulge

Disc Herniations and Disc Bulge Treatment in Nashville, TN

 Steve Kravitz Physical Therapy

I’m very picky about doctors and any sort of health-oriented practitioner. I was referred to Steve Kravitz through a co-worker who also coincidentally was also a patient of my acupuncturist. I’d been seeing my acupuncturist for over 10 years and trust him implicitly (he’s a very cool guy). He confirmed that he knew Steve Kravitz and thought he was very good.

A few months later I threw my back out trying to move my television in a fit of furniture rearranging and went to Steve. He literally made the pain disappear. I then began to see him for other things like the chronic muscle spasms I get in my neck/shoulder/back due to computer mouse use. I’ve had this condition also for about 17 years and seeing Steve drastically reduced and practically eliminated the situation.

I highly recommend Steve. He’s extremely knowledgeable and has a wide repertoire that ranges from physical therapy to massage to craniosacral therapy and uses different techniques based on the condition. Additionally, Steve is also one of the most genuinely nice guys you’ll ever meet. I’ve been a patient of his for six or seven years now and I’ve been recommending him to friends. I’ll continue to see him as long as he practices!
— Suejin J.

Disc Herniations and Disc Bulge


●      Symptoms -

Herniated discs are one of the leading causes of back pain, most commonly occurring in patient’s low back or neck. Sufferers describe symptoms including dispersed low back pain, numbness, or ‘pins and needles’ extending into the hip, thigh, or lower leg. Leg pain is the most common symptom associated with a herniated disc that is located in the lumbar spine, or low back area. Pain may worsen when general activities such as sitting, bending forward, improper lifting, coughing, or sneezing increase the pressure within the disc.


●      Causes Disc Herniations/Bulges -

Causes leading to herniated discs are due to injury trauma, chronic poor sitting posture, improper lifting and bending, and poor mechanics of other areas of the spine or hips. These factors influence micro-tearing of the ligament-like material of the disc, allowing the disc to bulge. Once the crack forms it’s likely for the disc’s softer inner cartilage to push through the crack and touch surrounding nerves. Although an acute episode of pain may occur for no apparent reason, the underlying cause is usually repetitive damage to the disc stemming from weakness, muscle imbalance, or stiffness.


●      How to Get Relief -

Manual therapy is found to provide patient’s a significant reduction in pain and increased ability of movement. Those who suffer from a discogenic or herniated disc can be treated by Dr. Steve Kravitz, who uses a multidisciplinary approach to physical therapy in Nashville, Tennessee. Each treatment is gentle and non-invasive, focusing on releasing the pressure and discomfort in a patient’s back and aiding in ultimate relief. The long term effects can conquer pain and increase a patient’s overall quality of life by restoring mobility, elasticity, and movement.


Schedule Your First Appointment -

Dr. Steve Kravitz of Steve Kravitz Physical Therapy provides a multidisciplinary approach to healthcare in order to ensure the highest quality care for patients in Nashville, Tennessee and New York, New York. Treatments are a unique, personalized approach to Physical Therapy which has been developed over twenty years to aid in ultimate relief.

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