Herniated Disc Treatment Plano TX

The vertebrae are separated by discs that are in front of the spinal cord and exiting nerves. The discs serve two purposes – work as hinge and shock absorber. As a person ages, the discs begin to dehydrate, which makes them more vulnerable to injuries. This, however, doesn’t mean that well-hydrated discs cannot sustain an injury.

Each disc is made up of a jelly-like substance (the nucleus) surrounded by a tough outer tissue. A herniated disc occurs when the nucleus breaks through the outer tissue and presses against the spinal cord or nerves.

Symptoms of Herniated Disc

  • If you have a herniated disc, you may experience:
  • Lower back pain radiating into one or both legs
  • Neck pain radiating into the arms
  • Leg or arm pain accompanied by numbness and/or weakness

Treatment of Herniated Disc

  • Bed rest
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications
  • Light physical activity such as walking
  • Physical therapy and/or chiropractic care
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Surgery