Tingling, numbness and pain in your back may be signs of a herniated disc. National Pain Institute offers herniated disc treatments for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida.
What Is a Herniated Disc?
A herniated disc is a disorder in which the spinal disc has become inflamed or bulges out from the normal position. Herniated discs place pressure on the nerves of the spine and cause a range of pain episodes for our patients. Spinal discs are designed to provide cushioning between the vertebrae to absorb the forces of impacts and other situations that may damage the bones and facet joints. Healthy discs are centered between the vertebrae and filled with a special fluid. Herniated discs have slipped out of place and may leak the fluid. Disc disorders such as this are most often found in the cervical vertebrae of the neck, but you can also have a herniated disc that is causing your pain in the middle or lower back.
What Are the Symptoms of a Herniated Disc?
- Tingling in the back or extremities
- Pain in the arms or legs
- Numbness or weakness
- Pain with certain movements of the spine
What Are the Benefits of Treatment for a Herniated Disc?
Herniated discs often require rest and other therapies to heal and minimize the damage to the disc. Pain can interfere with your treatment plan. Interventional pain management therapies alleviate the discomfort, sometimes for several months, so you can recover from your herniated disc.
How Is a Herniated Disc Treated?
- Medications to reduce inflammation.
- Epidural steroid injections.
- Spinal cord stimulation.
- Minimally invasive spine surgery.
What Should I Expect After Treatment for a Herniated Disc?
A ruptured or herniated disc will need time to heal, and you should continue to work with your primary care physician who will monitor your progress. Our treatments are intended to provide you with pain relief for several months, as well as to help you physician understand the origin of your back, leg and arm pain. If the discomfort returns, please contact us to schedule additional treatments until the disc is healed.
At National Pain Institute, our team of pain management physicians offers herniated disc treatments for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.