What is a Herniated Disc?
A herniated disc is caused by a disc in the spine moving out of place. Discs refer to the soft cushion that is between the vertebrae of the spine. With a herniated disc, a disc moves out of place, which can result in nerves being irritated, often causing neck pain.
Herniated Disc Symptoms
While neck pain is a common symptom of a herniated disc, other herniated disc symptoms include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- Pain that is felt in the thighs
- Neck pain that worsens from moving and improves from resting
- Neck pain that worsens when sneezing, coughing or sitting
In addition to neck pain, a herniated disc is often also associated with back pain.
If you or a loved one experience any of the above herniated disc symptoms, you should see an SOS neck pain specialist before the condition worsens.
What Causes a Herniated Disc?
A herniated disc may be caused by many different things. However, common causes of a herniated disc include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- Heavy lifting
- Lack of physical activity
Herniated Disc Treatment
Depending on the severity and type of herniated disc, certain treatments may be best for certain patients. SOS provides individual herniated disc treatment plans for each patient.
Common types of herniated disc treatment include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- Muscle relaxers
- Pain medication
- Cortisone injections
- Physical therapy
Herniated Disc Surgery
When any of the above conservative herniated disc treatments do not provide adequate results and symptom relief, herniated disc surgery may be necessary.
SOS surgeons are experienced in performing herniated disc surgery. We also provide each herniated disc surgery patient with total orthopedic care, providing essential care before and after surgery. The SOS total orthopedic care approach helps to provide patients with the easiest possible recovery.
If You or a Loved One Have a Herniated Disc, Get Neck Pain Relief and Symptom Relief from SOS
Talk with an SOS neck pain specialist if experiencing symptoms of a herniated disc. SOS will provide the individualized care that you or your loved one deserve. We'll take the time to listen to you, creating a personalized care plan to treat a herniated disc, and manage related symptoms.
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