What are non surgical treatments for herniated nucleus pulposus are considered effective?

Most. One has to realize that given enough time 90% of disc herniations get better so anyone can claim a high success rate!

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What are non-surgical treatments for herniated nucleus pulposus that is considered effective?

Most. One has to realize that given enough time 90% of disc herniations get better so anyone can claim a high success rate! treatment is exercise, weight control and not smoking. This helps also minimize the chance of recurrence. Read more...

Can you tell me what are non surgical treatments for herniated nucleus pulposus that is considered effective?

Most. One has to realize that given enough time 90% of disc herniations get better so anyone can claim a high success rate! treatment is activity modification like avoiding prolonged positioning like sitting, exercise, weight control and not smoking. This helps also minimize the chance of recurrence. If no contraindications, otc meds can help like ibuprophen. Physical therapy can help with exercise . Read more...

I live in a college town with many healers who use Asian treatments. Will they work on herniated nucleus pulposus?

No evidence. Various forms of alternative medicine have effects that are still being studied. That said, there is no evidence that such treatments would help with a ruptured disc. The good news is that simple things like rest, stretching and exercises, including physical therapy can relieve the symptoms in many cases, thus avoiding surgery. Surgery, however, can be very effective. Read more...
Probably not. A herniated disk can be extremely painful. At time even surgery is warranted. Alternative medicine approaches may support the healing and control the pain. In general physical therapy, pain killer and injection therapy are necessary to treat the herniated disk. Surgery is indicated in advanced situations. Read more...

How effective is limaprost -alprostadil analogue in cervical herniated nucleus pulposus? My doctor gave me limaprost 30micro and prostaglandin 10mg

Herniated disc. Limaprost is a derivative of prostaglandin E-1 which is a potent vasodilator and inhibitor of platelet clumping or aggregation. In some cases of mild to moderate compression Limaprost works well. However most research does not support a clinical benefit. Read more...