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Ruptured disk --alternatives to back surgery?

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Dr. David Dechellis
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In brief: Many options

Signs & symptoms are important to consider. Any signs of neurological compromise may warrant surgery.
If pain is the main/only symptom then many options exist depending on location of pain; directional preference-based therapy, nsaids, oral steroids, neuromodulating medications, epidural injections (many types possible), or spinal cord stimulator. Talk to your local pain/spine doc about manyoptions.

In brief: Many options

Signs & symptoms are important to consider. Any signs of neurological compromise may warrant surgery.
If pain is the main/only symptom then many options exist depending on location of pain; directional preference-based therapy, nsaids, oral steroids, neuromodulating medications, epidural injections (many types possible), or spinal cord stimulator. Talk to your local pain/spine doc about manyoptions.
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