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How to Treat Your Herniated Disc

Are you experiencing chronic pain and discomfort from a herniated disc? At NSPC our specialists can help you examine all of your treatment options to live a more pain-free life. We specialize in innovative techniques that range from conservative therapeutic options to more permanent solutions like surgery.

Our medical facility in the Long Island, New York area is equipped with state-of-the-art resources to ensure optimal results by our spine surgeons. We take pride in educating our clients on the leading available choices in addition to providing top-of-the-line services. Read below to begin understanding the different options available to see which would be best for your situation.

Try conservative back treatments first

In the beginning with any herniated disc pain, unless it is an extreme case, a conservative treatment plan is typically recommended. This includes the use of pain-relieving medicines starting with over-the-counter drugs like ibuprofen all the way to prescription pain medicines and muscle relaxers. If these don’t work to ease your constant pain, cortisone injections might be administered.

Once the pain is eased, a round of physical therapy is usually advised. This is to help you understand how to avoid improper postures that might have caused or are exacerbating the issue. Then you will learn correct body alignment in order to rehabilitate and relieve your spinal pain.

What are the traditional surgical options for a herniated disc?

If conservative methods fail to produce any substantial results, surgical intervention is another option to explore. Microdiscectomy, spinal fusion, and disc replacement surgeries can help relieve the pain caused by your herniated disc pressing on and pinching your spinal nerves.

These options are permanent and also have risks associated with them. Choosing surgery as a way to get rid of continual back or leg pain is a serious decision. Our doctors and surgeons at NSPC can guide you through the process to see if this option is best for you.

See if you might be a candidate for minimally invasive herniated disc surgery

Due to the growth of innovative surgical techniques, many previous open back surgeries are now done using minimally invasive techniques. Depending on the severity of your situation, you might be the perfect candidate to use these advanced surgical treatment options.

Minimally invasive herniated disc surgery can lead to fewer complications, faster recovery times and a more successful surgical outcome. Speak to our multidisciplinary team of physicians at our leading private neurosurgical practice in New York today to find out if this is the answer to your herniated disc problem.

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