Herniated Disc: Questions and Answers
What is a herniated disc?
A chain of bones called vertebrae form the human spine. Between the vertebrae are soft, spinal discs that have a hard outer coating and a gel-like substance inside. These discs absorb shocks to the body during activities like jumping and running, and allow the spine to move in different directions.
A herniated disc is a spinal disc that has slipped or bulged out between the vertebrae. A herniated disc puts pressure on nearby spinal nerves, causing pain and other symptoms.
Risk factors for herniated discs include:
Some patients with herniated discs experience no symptoms at all, but for most people, a slipped or herniated disc causes some or all of the following:
What is the treatment for herniated discs treated?
At Modern Concepts, our goal for patients with herniated discs is to avoid surgery whenever possible. In most cases, we can successfully treat your pain and other symptoms with a holistic approach that includes:
As with all medical conditions, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to pain management. Modern Concepts believes in treating the whole person, not just the physical source of their pain, for enduring relief and improved function and mobility.
Call Modern Concepts to book your pain management consultation today.