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How do I get pain relief from a herniated disk?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Time

90% get better over time.
Activity modification, guided exercise/ physical therapy, medication and epidural steroid injections are treatment options. 10% require surgery and 90% of those do well as long as you are not a smoker and in relatively good health.

In brief: Time

90% get better over time.
Activity modification, guided exercise/ physical therapy, medication and epidural steroid injections are treatment options. 10% require surgery and 90% of those do well as long as you are not a smoker and in relatively good health.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine

In brief: Treating back pain

Herniated disk can be painful.
To help with this physical therapy and pain medication but since it is chronic i would suggest acupuncture, feldenkrais therapy and improving your core strength. If it gets worse, they may recommend epidural injections and evaluation by a specialist.

In brief: Treating back pain

Herniated disk can be painful.
To help with this physical therapy and pain medication but since it is chronic i would suggest acupuncture, feldenkrais therapy and improving your core strength. If it gets worse, they may recommend epidural injections and evaluation by a specialist.
Dr. Seema Patel
Dr. Seema Patel
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