Herniated Disc Treatment

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The first priority of herniated disc treatment is to provide some relief to the patient from the symptoms, especially the pain. To do this, the patient needs individualized care in order to find out the source of the pain, the severity of the pain and the symptoms shown by the patients.

Recent research shows that non-surgical care is as effective as surgical treatment, provided it is applied intelligently. While there are some benefits of considering the surgical option at the early stages of the disease, non-surgical herniated disc treatment remains the most popular option. It has been proven to be just as effective.

For lumbar and cervical herniated discs, non-surgical treatment is usually applied for around four to six weeks to reduce pain and discomfort. Patients may need to try out different treatment options in order to find out the most optimal one.

A suitable combination of the following kinds of options can be used to ease the pain and discomfort during the first 6 weeks:

• Physical therapy, including gentle stretching.
• Ice and heat therapy.
• Herbal treatment.
• Light exercise.
• Yoga.

If the pain refuses to subside on its own, then you should seek medical help from a specialized Joint Pain Management clinic without any further delay.

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