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Can you over-treat a herniated disk?

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Dr. Fernando Techy
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes you can

You can over treat any disease.
It all depends what the complains of the patient are. If the pain is very minimal and the person can control it with over the counter medication, every other form of treatment would be considered over treatment. On the other hand, there are forms of disc herniation that fail all conservative measures and need surgery. Every case is unique and requires common sense.

In brief: Yes you can

You can over treat any disease.
It all depends what the complains of the patient are. If the pain is very minimal and the person can control it with over the counter medication, every other form of treatment would be considered over treatment. On the other hand, there are forms of disc herniation that fail all conservative measures and need surgery. Every case is unique and requires common sense.
Dr. Fernando Techy
Dr. Fernando Techy
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