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What is anesthesia therapy for a lower lumbar herniated disc?
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Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology
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In brief: General anesthesia
If you are having surgery such as lumbar laminectomy, discectomy, and/or fusion, you will recieve general anesthesia.
However, a herniated disc does not always require surgery and is dependent on your symptoms and treatments. Physical therapy, epidural steroids, and/or oral pain medications are often sufficient treatment of symptoms of a hernieated disc.

In brief: General anesthesia
If you are having surgery such as lumbar laminectomy, discectomy, and/or fusion, you will recieve general anesthesia.
However, a herniated disc does not always require surgery and is dependent on your symptoms and treatments. Physical therapy, epidural steroids, and/or oral pain medications are often sufficient treatment of symptoms of a hernieated disc.
Dr. Scott Roethle
Dr. Scott Roethle
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
In brief: Spinal injections
A pan management specialist might suggest the use of a steroid injection into your epidural space to decrease the swelling of the herniated disc.
This can relieve the pressure on the nerve and improve your symptoms.

In brief: Spinal injections
A pan management specialist might suggest the use of a steroid injection into your epidural space to decrease the swelling of the herniated disc.
This can relieve the pressure on the nerve and improve your symptoms.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Ernesto Pretto
Anesthesiology
In brief: General Anesthesia
Anesthesia is technically not a therapy in that anesthesia is only used to facilitate pain free surgery.
For a repair of a lower lumbar herniated disc a general anesthetic is required.

In brief: General Anesthesia
Anesthesia is technically not a therapy in that anesthesia is only used to facilitate pain free surgery.
For a repair of a lower lumbar herniated disc a general anesthetic is required.
Dr. Ernesto Pretto
Dr. Ernesto Pretto
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Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology
In brief: Epidural steroids
Are one option, surgery is another, pt, stretching and non-steroidal anti inflammatory medications are also very helpful.

In brief: Epidural steroids
Are one option, surgery is another, pt, stretching and non-steroidal anti inflammatory medications are also very helpful.
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Dr. Rita Agarwal
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