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I have a slipped disc, what is the best way to treat?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Pinched Nerve

Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back.
I would suggest seeing a fellowship trained pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether.

In brief: Pinched Nerve

Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back.
I would suggest seeing a fellowship trained pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Foead Geula
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Integrative care

A herniated disc can cause back pain as well as foot pain by physically pressing on the nerves that travel to the foot and by irritating them through the extrusion of pro-inflammatory disc materials.
Physical therapy and other conservative measures, including medication management, are considered first line treatment. If these fail, your physician may recommend epidural steroid injections.

In brief: Integrative care

A herniated disc can cause back pain as well as foot pain by physically pressing on the nerves that travel to the foot and by irritating them through the extrusion of pro-inflammatory disc materials.
Physical therapy and other conservative measures, including medication management, are considered first line treatment. If these fail, your physician may recommend epidural steroid injections.
Dr. Foead Geula
Dr. Foead Geula
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Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Simple things first

Start with limiting activity and taking anti inflammatories first if you can.
This can be followed with physical therapy. If necessary, epidural steroid injections can be used as well. Surgery would be a last choice unless there is weakness or bladder control issues present. Four out of five people can be successfully treated without surgery.

In brief: Simple things first

Start with limiting activity and taking anti inflammatories first if you can.
This can be followed with physical therapy. If necessary, epidural steroid injections can be used as well. Surgery would be a last choice unless there is weakness or bladder control issues present. Four out of five people can be successfully treated without surgery.
Dr. Roger Frankel
Dr. Roger Frankel
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