Category Archives: Herniated or Bulged Discs

PART III: CONSERVATIVE TREATMENTS FOR HERNIATED OR BULGED DISCS

                There is an appropriate time for neck or back surgery, but in many cases, being conservative first is a much smarter decision.  Dr. Uribe, a neurosurgeon in Tampa, FL, says that “surgery isn’t right for everyone and, unlike other interventions, it isn’t reversible.”  He generally won’t see

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PART II: THE MEDICAL PROFESSIONS OPTIONS FOR TREATING HERNIATED OR BULGED DISCS

Medical intervention for herniated or bulged discs fall into one of 3 categories: Medications, Epidural Injections, or Surgery 1)      Medications: Usually pain medication or anti-inflammatories are used.  The problem with these are that people end up using the meds long-term because once they stop using them, the symptoms come back.  All medications have side effects

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PART I: WHAT IS A HERNIATED OR BULGED DISC? THE RELATED ANATOMY AND SYMPTOMS

Our spine has 24 bones (vertebrae). All those bones, except for the very top two, are separated by cushiony pads called discs.  The discs keep the spinal bones linked together, while at the same time allowing your spine to have a great degree of movement. The disc is a soft tissue structure that can tear,

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