Although a herniated disc is often used interchangeably with conditions like slipped disc, a herniated disc is generally used to describe damaged discs anywhere along the spine. The pain from a herniated disc is typically concentrated in the neck or lower back or legs and can range for numbness and tingling to sharp, stabbing pain.
A herniated disc is often caused by damage or traumatic injury. Signs and symptoms of a herniated disc can vary depending on the location and severity of the condition.
Disc herniation can occur in any part of your spine. Herniated discs can also contribute to other spine conditions, like sciatica, making an evaluation and diagnosis from Dr. Bruggeman’s necessary in order to fully understand the extent of your unique case and recommend the best course of treatment.diagnose my pain
The pain from herniated discs can be treated with more conservative measures like physical therapy, medications, or injection therapy, but if there’s not significant pain relief from those treatments minimally invasive surgical methods, such as a discectomy, may be considered to provide long-lasting pain relief.
A full evaluation and diagnosis with Dr. Bruggeman of your condition, especially if there is more than one condition compounded with a herniated disc, is necessary to determine the right treatment for your case and medical history.Find my treatment