Disc herniation is a relatively common occurrence and is a leading cause of low back pain. Disc herniation occurs when the inner layer of an intervertebral disc ruptures through the fibrous outer layer, resulting in irritation of nearby spinal nerves. This can result in chronic back pain. Numbness, tingling, and weakness of the extremities may also occur in some individuals. The most common cause of disc herniation is normal wear and tear that occurs with aging; however, acute injuries may also lead to this condition.
Usually treatment for disc herniation involves a variety of conservative treatment methods including pain medication and anti-inflammatory drugs, and muscle relaxants. Opioids and antidepressants may be recommended in some cases. Additionally, non-invasive treatment options for disc herniation pain relief include physical therapy, chiropractic care, and steroid injections. For patients experiencing debilitating pain, or for those experiencing persistent numbness, tingling, and weakness of the extremities, despite undergoing conservative care, surgery may be necessary.
Global Neuro & Spine Institute physicians are double and triple-board certified, fellowship trained, and remain on the cutting edge of technology. In our practice, we use the most advanced techniques and the highest standards to develop an individualized and comprehensive treatment plan for each of our patients. We are also very proud of our policy to place great importance on educating those we treat, while addressing any questions or concerns that may exist.
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