All Herniated Disc Articles

Chiropractic Care and Back Pain: Non-Invasive Treatment for Bulging, Ruptured, or Herniated Discs (Slipped Discs)

Chiropractic care is a nonsurgical treatment option for herniated discs. But what is a chiropractor's approach to treating a herniated disc?

Cervical Herniated Disc or Ruptured Disc

A herniated disc is a common cause of neck pain that may radiate into other parts of your upper body, such as your shoulders and arms.

Common Herniated Disc Questions

What causes a herniated disc? Will you need surgery to treat a herniated disc? Get answers to these and other common herniated disc questions.

Lumbar Herniated Disc with Sciatica

Several symptoms may suggest a lumbar herniated disc. Pain can range from a dull ache to a severe, sharp pain.

Exams and Tests for a Herniated Disc

Detailed description of the physical exam and imaging tests (x-rays, MRIs, CTs) used to diagnose herniated discs (also called bulging discs or ruptured discs)

Symptoms of a Herniated Disc

Learn about herniated disc symptoms, which can include pain, weakness, tingling, and sciatica (leg pain).

Surgery for a Herniated Disc

Five common surgical procedures performed to treat herniated discs are presented. Plus, helpful tips how to get in good physical shape for your surgery!

Drugs, Medications, and Spinal Injections for Herniated Discs

There are many types of medications to help you manage the pain and symptoms often associated with a herniated disc in the neck or low back.

Alternative Treatments for Herniated Disc

Alternative and complementary treatments such as acupuncture, acupressure, and massage may reduce pain associated with a herniated or bulging disc.

Physical Therapy for Herniated Discs

Your spine specialist may prescribe physical therapy (PT) as part of treatment for a herniated disc. Your PT program will usually begin with passive treatments. But once your body heals, you will start active treatments that strengthen your body and prevent further pain.

Exercise and Herniated Discs

Exercise and stretching can help relieve your herniated disc pain and other symptoms. But what kind of exercise is best? Find out in this spine expert-written article.

Causes of a Herniated Disc

Article clearly explains 3 most common causes of a herniated disc. Includes illustration showing the 4 stages of a herniated disc (or bulging disc).

Herniated Disc Center

Herniated discs are typically caused by overuse injuries or trauma to the spine; however, disc conditions can also develop as a result of the normal aging process.

Herniated and Bulging Discs

Get answers to the most common questions about herniated discs. Stewart Eidelson, MD, gives clear information that you can rely on.

Oxygen-Ozone Treatment for Herniated Discs

Oxygen-ozone therapy to treat herniated disc is less prevalent in the United States because some in the medical community believe more research is needed.
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