Disc Herniation: What Is It, Diagnosis & Treatment Options

Mobility Spine And Sports is here for you when you're suffering from disc herniation in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Darin Bush specializes in non-surgical treatments and provides care for patients of all ages and entire families. Keep reading about disc herniation and come see us if you are in pain.

Disc Herniation in Fort Lauderdale, FL

A herniated disc is often called a slipped disc or bulging disc. It's what happens when the discs that separate your vertebrae like shock absorbers slip outside of the nucleus of the spine. This can occur in the neck or lower back but is more common in the lower back. It causes pain that is usually more severe while standing and walking, and depending on the location can even cause numbness or tingling in the arms

Diagnosing disc herniation

To diagnose a herniated disc your doctor will perform a thorough exam and ask about your pain symptoms. An MRI, CT scan, or x-ray could be used to confirm a diagnosis and rule out other causes of pain.

When your doctor confirms a herniated disc the recommendations will vary depending on the severity. You may be able to find relief from your symptoms with some conservative, at-home measures like over-the-counter painkillers, rest, and icing or heat. If the pain continues for more than three days you should see your doctor.

Treatment Options

If you need further treatment for disc herniation in Fort Lauderdale, FL, we can help. Mobility Spine and Sports specializes in non-surgical treatments including physical rehabilitation. Rehabilitation can help strengthen the muscles that support your spine and prevent further slipping of a disc. We can also offer Osteopathic Manipulation, Neuromuscular Reeducation, and Interventional injections to help manage the pain.

At Mobility Spine And Sports, we can help if you're struggling with disc herniation in Fort Lauderdale, FL. To make an appointment with Dr. Darin Bush, contact us at (954) 414-7080.

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