Herniated Disc Treatment
Evidence-Based Back Pain Solutions
Most people know herniated discs as slipped discs. This common condition, which typically occurs between ages 20 and 50, usually resolves itself without treatment. However, some herniated discs can lead to severe and disabling pain, which in turn causes numbness, weakness, muscle spasms, and difficulty walking. If left untreated, severely herniated discs can result in even more serious conditions, including a rare condition known as Cauda Equine Syndrome, which affects bladder function.
As with any back pain, you should see a doctor if your pain is severe or lasts longer than a week. At Biscup Spine, we provide comprehensive back pain evaluations to determine the underlying cause of your condition and what kind of treatment will be most effective.
We provide a free MRI review for new patients. Contact us today to arrange your appointment.
Treatments for Herniated Discs
In most cases, surgery is not necessary to treat a herniated disc. Patients often find relief with over-the-counter or prescription medications. Pain management and physical therapy can also be helpful for improving the strength and flexibility in the back, torso, and limbs.
In the rare case that surgery is required, the standard operation is microdiscectomy. This is a minimally-invasive surgery that can be done on an outpatient basis, meaning you can receive the procedure and return home the same day.
Even if you do not need treatment for a herniated disc, at Biscup Spine you can receive treatment to manage the symptoms in the short-term. We can also assess your condition to ensure it will heal without intervention. Call us today at (800) 533-7313 to schedule your appointment.