The Lynx Healthcare team proudly specializes in diagnosing and treating herniated discs using state-of-the-art technology and nonoperative techniques to help you avoid surgery. After diagnosing your herniated disc using imaging like an MRI or myelogram, they decide on the most fitting treatment for your case.
In order to relieve the pain, numbness, weakness, or tingling from a herniated disc, the team at Lynx Healthcare might recommend:
- Gentle exercise
- Muscle relaxants
- Physical therapy
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Platelet-rich plasma injections
- Fluoroscopy-guided epidural steroid injections
If the pain from your herniated disc lasts beyond nonoperative approaches like these and greatly affects your quality of life, the Lynx Healthcare team might recommend spinal surgery.
Discectomy surgery removes some of the disc material that is pressing on a nerve and causing symptoms, while spinal fusion surgery fuses vertebrae together to stabilize your spine after treatment for a herniated disc.
If you experience severe or long-lasting symptoms that could indicate a herniated disc, call Lynx Healthcare, or book an appointment online today.