There is no one-size-fits-all solution for neck or back pain. That’s why the team at Premier Bone & Joint Centers takes an individualized approach to herniated disc treatment. Our goal is to help each patient achieve the most effective relief possible. Customized treatment is important because herniated discs can develop at different levels of the spine and potentially lead to nerve compression, which can cause a variety of uncomfortable symptoms ranging from pain at the site of the damaged disc to weakness and numbness in an arm or leg. Regardless of your specific issue, the experienced team at our satellite clinic in Torrington, Wyoming, can help you find the relief you need.
When you turn to Premier Bone & Joint Centers for help with neck or back pain, you will receive a comprehensive diagnosis from a board-certified, fellowship-trained physician. If we identify a herniated disc—or another spinal issue—as the source of your discomfort, we will suggest a personalized treatment plan to help you feel better as soon as possible.
What Does Herniated Disc Treatment Involve?
In most cases, herniated disc treatment begins conservatively. Instead of addressing the damaged disc itself, the goal of nonsurgical therapy is to manage the symptoms of a compressed spinal nerve. Depending on your unique diagnosis and preferences, your herniated disc treatment may involve:
- Physical therapy
- Postural improvement
- Heat or ice applications
- Over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- A prescription-strength pain reliever or muscle relaxant
- Epidural steroid injections
If your discomfort persists or intensifies after several weeks of conservative therapy, we may suggest surgical treatment to address your symptoms at their source. For instance, in some cases, a spine surgeon can perform a minimally invasive spinal decompression procedure to reduce the pressure on a compressed nerve by removing a portion of the damaged disc.
If you have questions or would like to explore your herniated disc treatment options with an orthopedic spine specialist, contact Premier Bone & Joint Centers today. Our friendly staff will be pleased to arrange an appointment for you at our satellite clinic in Torrington, WY.