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Herniated Disc Q & A
Disc herniation is usually the result of aging. As we age the gradual wear and tear called disc degeneration causes the discs become less flexible and more prone to tearing or rupturing with even a minor strain or twist. A physical examination will be necessary to rule out other potential causes of herniated discs. Most herniations occur in the lower lumbar region. Pain from the herniated disc may also radiate down the back or arms, as well as down the legs. Other symptoms of herniated discs include decreased reflexes, numbness, or tingling in the fingers.
Conservative treatment is the most common treatment for herniated discs. It relieves pain within a few days. But when a herniated disc is not treated, the condition can lead to permanent damage.
Herniated disc treatment involves a number of methods. These methods are designed to reduce the pain and swelling that is associated with the condition.
Conservative treatment is a common option for herniated disc. Nonsurgical treatment options include rest, pain medication, massage, and physical therapy.
At Genesis Integrative Medicine our medical experts will evaluate your condition and develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your needs.
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