New York City Spine

For any inquiries call 212-506-0240

Manhattan Office

New York City Spine Surgery, PLLC
343 West 58th Street
New York, NY 10019
Call: 212-506-0240
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NJ Office

New York City Spine Surgery, PLLC
261 James Street, Suite 2G
NJ 07960
Call: 973-998-9651
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The neck and low back (cervical and lumbar spine) are the most common levels where disc herniation occurs. The neck holds the weight of the skull while being very mobile. The low back supports much of the body’s weight and absorbs and distributes stress. While mid-back (thoracic spine) herniation is less common, it can be quite serious because there is little space surrounding the spinal cord at the thoracic levels (T1-T12). Spinal cord compression here can lead to paralysis.

Rarely does disc herniation occur in children. A true herniated disc is most common in young and middle-aged adults – usually occurring in the low back. Thoracic herniations usually affect people between ages 40 and 60.

A disc may suddenly rupture if too much pressure is applied at one time. Falling from a ladder into a seated position exerts tremendous force on the lumbar spine. Bending forward, especially when lifting something heavy, may create forces that cause disc rupture. Even small forces or repeated injuries add up over time and contribute to disc herniation. Symptoms include:

Cervical Disc

  • Neck pain; not always severe
  • Pain, weakness or numbness in the shoulders, arms and legs
  • Burning sensations, tingling, pins-and-needles in extremity, such as the arm
  • Hand clumsiness
  • Gait and balance disturbances

Lumbar Disc

  • Low back pain; not always severe
  • Pain, weakness or numbness in the buttocks or legs
  • Burning, tingling and pins-and-needles sensations
  • Difficulty, pain walking, standing or bending backward
  • Pain relieved by resting or leaning forward

Hospital Affiliations

Outpatient Surgery Centers

Malo Surgery Center 201 Route 17 North 12th floor
Rutherford, NJ 07070
Phone: 201-549-8890
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Midtown Surgery Center 305 East 47th St.
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-751-2100
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Advanced Spine Surgery Center 855 Lehigh Ave,
Union, NJ 07083
Phone: 908-557-9420
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Denville Surgery Center LLC3130 Route 10 West
Denville, NJ 07834
Phone: 973-328-3475
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Daveed D. Frazier, MD is the medical director of New York City Spine Surgery PLLC and specializes in non-surgical and minimally invasive surgical treatments for back/neck pain and spine-related disorders. New York City Spine Surgery PLLC has 2 main locations in New York City and New Jersey with the main office located at 343 West 58th Street, New York, NY 10019. Call 212-506-0240 for an appointment at either location. Fax 212-265-0739.