The rubbery cushions between the vertebrae are referred to as discs. If there is a problem with the discs, such as excess pressure being put on them, a herniated disc can be the result. Herniated or bulging discs usually occur in the neck or in the lower back region. But, herniated discs can also occur anywhere along the spine.
Some people may experience a herniated disc and not feel any symptoms. When symptoms do arise, it is important to keep a careful record and share them with your healthcare provider. Some classic signs and symptoms of a herniated disc include:
Should you notice pain traveling down your arms or legs, or if weakness accompanies this pain, with tingling or numbness, be sure to call you doctor right away.
Disk degeneration is a common cause of herniation. As the body ages and the discs suffer wear and tear over time, problems can arise including herniation or bulging discs. However, it is common that patients cannot pinpoint a specific cause of disc herniation. Any of the following causes may be reason:
It is possible to treat herniated or bulging discs through conservative, minimally invasive techniques without the need for addictive medications or surgery. An exam will be necessary for a treatment plan to be developed for your specific needs. Some treatment options include:
Dr. Khan offers epidural steroid injections, transforaminal epidural steroid injections, caudal epidural steroid injections and selective nerve blocks for the treatment of pain secondary to herniated or degenerative disc disease. If you are suffering from symptoms related to herniated discs call today to schedule your consultation appointment.
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