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What type of doctor is needed for herniated disc?

What type of doctor is needed for herniated disc?

A spine specialist: This could be a physiatrist, orthopedic spine surgeon, neurosurgeon and sometimes even your family practicioner can help. The good news is that most disks will heal with little medical involvement required; treatment with physical therapy, anti inflammatories and sometimes spinal injections are useful to help resolve the problem. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Bulging Disk (Definition)

Wear and tear can cause degeneration in the vertebral column, and cause discs to deteriorate. The supportive basket, nucleus fibrosis develops small tears. A bulge is minimal perhaps a few millimeters, and is clinically insignificant, but additional disc displacement such as protrusion or herniation may compress ...Read more


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Doctors, what are the treatments for a back herniated disc?

Doctors, what are the treatments for a back herniated disc?

Several: Treatments include non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, chiropractic care, epidural steroid injections and avoiding strenuous activities. If conservative measures fail, surgery. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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What do doctors do to fix a herniated disc?

What do doctors do to fix a herniated disc?

Time & exercise: A herniated disc does not necessary require treatment. If there is associated nerve root compression/irritation then treatment may be required. Understand that 90% of pain associated with nerve root irritation will resolve with time. Otc prescription nsaids, oral steroids, heat/cold and stretching exercises will help resolve the acute pain. If not then epidural steroids may be beneficial. ...Read more

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What will the doc do for a herniated disc?

What will the doc do for a herniated disc?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Which doc should I go see for herniated disc?

Which doc should I go see for herniated disc?

Yes: See your pcp first. You may need to get an MRI to evaluate this spine pain and possibly evaluation from spine/pain specialist. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with herniated disc in my lower and my doctor says i need surgery so how long is recovery?

Varies: Open discectomy a bit longer. In my practice i perform minimally invasive surgery whereby I use a 1.5-2 cm incision and dialate the muscles and use a tubular retractor (metrx). Back to work in 3-7 days, walking hours after surgery, no lifting greater than 25 lbs or axial loading maneuvers - jogging, squats, military press x 6 weeks. Folks with jobs that require significant manual labor- off 6 w. ...Read more

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I have a herniated disc and had an epidural, doctor said it massively herniated, it has been 24 hours since the shot. Should I consider microdiscetomy?

I have a herniated disc and had an epidural, doctor said it massively herniated, it has been 24 hours since the shot. Should I consider microdiscetomy?

Not necessarily : The decision is not only based on the size of the disc. The following criteria would push you toward surgery: the presence of weakness, duration of symptoms more than 6 weeks, repeated symptoms over years, superimposed spinal stenosis, and spinal cord compression if the disc is cervical. 24 hours is not enough time to decide that the epidural has failed. ...Read more

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What type of doctor do I see for a herniated disc in my neck.?

What type of doctor do I see for a herniated disc in my neck.?

Neurosurg or ortho: Both neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons with a spine fellowship are capable to perform the diagnostic workup that includes a history, physical and MRI interpretation. Both of these specialties also understand the various conservative treatments such as chiropractic, pt, pain management, and acupuncture. Your surgeon should be able to transcend the bias to operate and provide optimal care. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see for a herniated disc in my neck?

Spine specialist: Spinal specialist, could be a neurosurgeon, or orthopaedic spine surgeon. Also for conservative managment, you can also see physiatrists. But remember having herniated disc does not mean you need treatment, unless it is symptomatic. ...Read more

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