Herniated Disc Non Operative Spine

Non-Operative Spine – Herniated Disc

A herniated disc involves the bulging of a spinal disc due to compression or a rupture. The bulging disc pinches the spinal nerves causing pain. This irritation can be caused gradually or by instances of trauma or heavy impact, most prevalent in American football.

Symptoms

  • Weak feeling muscles
  • Tingling and Numbness in limbs
  • Shock pain or electric shock

Treatment

  • Rest and ice
  • Anti-inflammatory medication when necessary
  • Oral steroids when necessary
  • Epidural (cortisone) injections when necessary
  • Stretching exercises
  • Surgery only after several months with no progress