American Spine Center

Non-surgical Treatment for
Spine & Joint Pain

Non surgical treatment for Back, Neck, Knee and Shoulder

Cervical Disc Herniation

Cervical Disc HerniationCervical disc herniation is a common cause of neck and upper body pain. Pain may feel dull or sharp in the neck, between the shoulder blades, and may radiate (travel) downward into the arms, hands and fingers. Sensations of numbness and tingling are typical symptoms, and some patients report muscle spasms. Certain positions and movement can aggravate and intensify pain. In some patients, a cervical herniated disc can cause spinal cord compression where disc material pushes on the spinal cord. This is a much more serious condition and may require a more aggressive treatment plan.

Disc Herniation

Stages of a Cervical Herniated Disc

The 4 stages to a cervical herniated disc are:

  • Disc Degeneration: Chemical changes associated with aging cause intervertebral discs to weaken, but without a herniation. This is part of the aging process discussed above, and it can cause the disc to dry out, making it less able to absorb the shock from your movements. It can also become thinner in this stage.
  • Prolapse: The form or position of the disc changes with some slight impingement into the spinal canal or spinal nerves. This stage is also called a bulging disc or protruding disc.
  • Extrusion: The gel-like nucleus pulposus (inner part of the intervertebral disc) breaks through the tire-like wall (annulus fibrosus) but remains within the disc.
  • Sequestration or Sequestered Disc: The nucleus pulposus breaks through the annulus fibrosus and can move outside the interverterbral disc and into the spinal canal.

Non Surgical Treatment For Spine Conditions

AMERICAN SPINE CENTER’s 360 protocol is unique and supported by evidence based medicine. It has been formulated in our primary branch in the USA and implemented in other branches and has been updated since 1991.

We have successfully treated more than 50,000 patients with this protocol at our branches in U.S.A and GCC.

At American Spine Center we not only focus on treating the symptoms of the disease but also on the underlying root cause.

Our aim is to treat the patient as a whole with successful results.

AMERICAN SPINE CENTER's 360 protocol is based on 4 key principles

  • Consultation & Education: The first step towards a successful treatment is consultation and education. This includes a detailed history and physical examination and review of previous records with the patient. At this stage our specialists will recommend the appropriate medication regimen.
  • Decompression Therapy: This treatment targets the disc to provide negative intra-discal pressure which improves blood flow and hydration of the affected disc. This creates a healing environment to improve spinal disease. Intervertebral Disc Decompression is an advanced non-surgical technology. It comprises of a series of treatment sessions that are specifically designed for each patient.
  • Non-Surgical Pain Procedures: These procedures are an integrated part of our successful protocol of non-surgical treatment, and it ensures success rates. A series of therapeutic injections are administered to very specific areas of the spine to alleviate pain that would otherwise interfere with daily life. Our Pain Physicians are skilled in using this advanced method of Pain Management with care and safety. We use C-ARM and ultrasound guide for precise placement of the needle for increased effectiveness and to avoid any potential side effect.
  • Nutrition & Wellness: We believe that the patient’s active participation in the treatment protocol produces long-lasting results. We review all conditions as well as risk factors. We address many issues; such as smoking cessation, overweight problems, ergonomic posture, and exercises that can fit into any lifestyle or schedule. Implementing these changes will improve the chances of long-lasting results so the patient can enjoy a normal active life.

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  • Practice Locations

    Dubai, UAE

    Dubai Healthcare City, Building No 27, Block C, Suite 301 P.O. Box: 99227, Dubai, U.A.E

    TOLL FREE UAE: 800-100-999
    Phone +971 4 454 1131
    Phone +971 50 857 4775
    Fax: +971 4 435 6169

    Clinic Timings: Saturday-Thursday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

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    United States Of America

    Sylacauga, AL
    120 South Anniston Ave. Sylacauga, AL 35150
    Phone (256) 249-5500

    Birmingham, AL
    7500 Hugh Daniel Dr., Suite 250, 35242
    Phone (205) 991-3300

    Talladega, AL
    202 Medical Office Park, Talladega, AL 35160
    Phone (256) 362-7009

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    Oman

    Ghala Heights, Mezzanine Floor
    Bldg. No. 68, Way No. 5007
    Ghala, Sultanate of Oman
    Phone +968 24593463 / 65/ 67
    Fax: +968 24593426

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