What is a Herniated Disc?
A herniated disc is a vertebral disc that has broken down to the point where the inner material, called the nucleus, has seeped through the wall of the vertebral disc and causes pain in the surrounding structures or nerves. A herniated disc can occur in the lower back, the neck, and rarely in the mid back.
How Do I Know if I have a Herniated Disc?
What is the Right Treatment for Me?
Symptoms of a herniated disc are usually nerve related and will be felt in the extremities, depending on where the herniated disc is located. Nerve related symptoms from a herniated disc in the lower back will be felt in the lower extremities, where as symptoms of a herniated disc in the neck will be felt in the shoulders, arms, and hands.
Symptoms of a herniated disc usually include numbness, tingling, burning pain, and a loss in reflexes / flexibility. As your herniated disc worsens you will notice that your symptoms worsen as well.
Do you have any of these symptoms and think you may be suffering from a herniated disc? We have a quick and easy tool to help gather some information from you to help us determine what your problem is and get you on the road to recovery.
Herniated disc treatment will most often begin in a conservative measure, incorporating anti-inflammatory medications, ice and heat treatments, exercises, and sometimes physical therapy. Only once conservative treatments have been exhausted should surgery be considered.
OLSS provides a wide range of treatment options and because our doctors are the most experienced and best trained in treating herniated discs we are able to perform many advanced treatments other practices are unable to offer.
The real question is “what treatment is best to treat your herniated disc?”. Use our Treatment Match tool to quickly get started in finding the right treatment for you.