What is a Herniated Disc?
The disc in your back is a tough, elastic structure like that of a rubber and performs as a cushion between the vertebrae , that makes up the spinal cord. The disc reacts as a natural shock absorber between the vertebrae. The disc can become injured due to daily wear and tear, a crack or rupture. The injured disc can cause stress on the spinal nerves. Spinal disc herniation in the neck causes nagging neck pain and often known as the cervical disc herniation. Spinal disc herniation in the lower back is known as lumbar disc herniation. These two areas are highly sensitive for spinal disc herniation. Our board certified physicians at Pain Management Institute are highly trained in offering the best spinal disc herniation treatments
What causes a Herniated Disc?
Spinal disc herniation is common among individuals and can happen with sudden, hard accidents, direct exposure of the spine to injury, sports injury and older age. As we age our disc loose water and become easily breakable, resulting the bones vulnerable to tearing, cracks and injury
What are the symptoms of spinal disc herniation?
The symptoms of spinal disc herniation vary depending on the point of the spine where the disc is affected. Some common symptoms of cervical disc herniation include;
- Neck pain
- Pain, weakness or numbing of the shoulders or arms
- Sensation in the arm
Common symptoms of lumbar disc herniation include;
- Lower back pain
- Debilitating pain and numbness of the buttocks or leg, including sciatica
- Sensation of the leg
- Difficulty and pain with walking and standing for longer periods of time
Herniated Disc Treatment at Pain Management Institute
Before treatment of spinal disc herniation at Pain Management Institute, your physician will inquire about your medical history, and may take a physical examination, along with an MRI. If you are found with having a spinal disc herniation, our expert physicians highly trained in non surgical treatment will help reduce your pain and improve mobility. Physicians at the Pain Management Institute will tailor a specialized treatment plan to fulfill your individual needs. Spinal disc herniation treatments at PMI includes, physical therapy, epidural steroid injection, nerve root blocks, Stem cell therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma therapy
What you need to do next?
The first step in figuring out what the best spinal disc herniation treatment plan for you is to make an appointment to see one of our spinal disc herniation doctors in PMI. Pain Specialists and Interventional Spine Specialist are a good option for herniated disc diagnosis and to learn your non-surgical herniated disc treatment options.