There are many potential causes of back pain: a vigorous workout, an unusual sleeping position, age, poor diet, and more. A thorough physical examination is necessary to determine the exact cause, but Neck & Back Medical Center knows that disc injuries are often the cause of back pain in our patients.
In the past, surgery was the best option for correcting a herniated or degenerated disc. Today, treatment methods are available to lead those with disc injuries down the path to recovery quickly and without the stress of surgery.
Read on to learn how patients can recover from symptoms of a disc injury and heal without invasive procedures.
Disc Injury Recovery at Neck & Back Medical Center
When you are experiencing back pain you suspect may be related to a disc injury, the best thing you can do for your body is to rest. Don’t overexert yourself or take steps to correct your own injury, and of course, schedule an appointment with a doctor or specialist.
Once you seek counsel from a professional, they may recommend modified activities or forms of physical therapy to help ease pain and restore proper function in your back. The main goal is to release pressure on spinal discs and reduce inflammation that causes pain.
To make a full recovery from a spinal disc injury, the effects of a herniated disc on the spine and vertebrae must be fully reversed. The following steps are necessary in order for a patient to be totally comfortable and healed:
- Relief from pain of a herniated disc
- Reduce activity level to promote recovery
- Take steps to reduce inflammation
- Finish with measures to restore strength and activity
At Neck & Back Medical Center, we use a comprehensive treatment plan to relieve pain and improve the condition of our patients quickly. We combine sessions of disc decompression therapy and physical therapy to improve both comfort and function.
To learn more about our treatment method, or find out how to best participate in your own recovery from a spinal disc injury, visit our clinic in Laguna Hills, California. The team at Neck & Back is available to answer your questions and get you scheduled for a complimentary consultation if you feel our non-surgical options are right for you.