In our office we have been successfully treating the painful conditions caused by bulging or herniated discs that affect both the neck and back. We agree with the highlighted text below from the Mayo clinic that recommends the use of conservative options. If you have been diagnosed with a bulging or herniated disc, we invite you to call for a complimentary consultation to discuss potential treatment options for your specific needs.
According To The Mayo Clinic…
Your spine is made up of bones (vertebrae) cushioned by small oval pads of cartilage or disks consisting of a tough outer layer (annulus) and a soft inner layer (nucleus).
When a herniated disk occurs, a small portion of the nucleus pushes out through a tear in the annulus into the spinal canal. This can irritate a nerve and result in pain, numbness or weakness in your back as well as your leg or arm.
A herniated disk generally gets better with conservative treatment. Surgery for a herniated disk usually isn’t necessary.
What are My Options for Conservative Treatment?
- Spinal Decompression Therapy
- Minimally Invasive Injections for relief of inflammation and pain
- Stretching and Exercises