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Herniated disc, slipped disc pinched nerve, treatment?

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Dr. Vikram Patel
Pain Management
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In brief: Herniated disc

If you have a confirmed herniation with an MRI, the first line of treatment is usually a steroid injection around the nerve performed by a qualified pain physician.
You may require more than one, but no more than three in a year. If the herniation is large and you have weakness, surgery is the best option. Along with these treatments, you may be given an antiinflammatory medication as well.

In brief: Herniated disc

If you have a confirmed herniation with an MRI, the first line of treatment is usually a steroid injection around the nerve performed by a qualified pain physician.
You may require more than one, but no more than three in a year. If the herniation is large and you have weakness, surgery is the best option. Along with these treatments, you may be given an antiinflammatory medication as well.
Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
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In brief: Depends

If you've done the physical therapy and no relief, then injections like epidural steroid injections or facet joint injections may be the next treatment options.
There is growing evidence that stem cell therapies can also be helpful and heal tissues but are not covered by insurance at this time.

In brief: Depends

If you've done the physical therapy and no relief, then injections like epidural steroid injections or facet joint injections may be the next treatment options.
There is growing evidence that stem cell therapies can also be helpful and heal tissues but are not covered by insurance at this time.
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