Any injury to the spine is painful, but a herniated disc is certainly intense. Naturally, it would make sense to seek out a treatment for it so you can stop suffering and get back to living your life pain-free. Luckily for residents of the Casper, Wyoming, community, Premier Bone & Joint Centers provides herniated disc treatments that are specifically based on the severity of your injury. This way, you can benefit from the right treatment for your needs and your body.
How to Know If You Have a Herniated Disc
Sometimes called a slipped or ruptured disc, a herniated disc is used to describe a tear in the rubbery exterior of a spinal disc that allows some of the jelly-like interior to bulge outward. This bulge can then compress nearby nerves, causing you to experience symptoms such as:
- Numbness or tingling
- Arm or leg pain
- Muscle weakness
- Loss of balance
- Decreased ability to lift or hold items
With a herniated disc, it’s possible for you to experience some, all, or none of these symptoms. Whatever you’re experiencing, one of our orthopedic specialists will conduct a physical and neurological examination to accurately diagnose your herniated disc. From there, we will be able to determine which treatment is best for you. In many cases, herniated disc treatment involves modifying daily activities to avoid painful movement while your disc heals. In more extreme cases of prolonged pain, however, your physician may recommend additional treatments like physical therapy or some type of muscle-relaxers or pain relievers.
Whichever herniated disc treatment method you require, you can have peace of mind knowing that it comes from a board-certified and fellowship-trained physician. Schedule an appointment at Premier Bone & Joint Center’s Casper, WY, satellite clinic by calling us or filling out this form.