Disc Herniation

What is a herniated disk?

A herniated disk is an injury of the spine(backbone). Between your vertebrae are round cushions called disks. The disks act as buffers between your bones, allowing you to bend and move with ease. When one of these disks tears or leaks, it’s called a herniated disk.

How is a herniated disk diagnosed?

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • X-rays – X-rays cannot detect herniated discs, but they can rule out other causes of back pain, such as infection, tumor, spinal alignment problems, or fracture.
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Myelogram

What are the treatments?

  • Medication
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal injections: Called an epidural or nerve block
  • Surgery

What is the outcome for people with herniated disks?

For up to 90% of people, herniated disk pain gets better on its own or with simple medical care. You’ll probably feel better within a month with the good treatment. Contact us today for more information or fill out the form below for an appointment.

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