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What is the treatment for a bulging disc in your back?

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Specialists

About 40% of the population have a herniated disk and no symptoms.
Treatment is based on patient's symptoms and clinical findings. See your family md for proper evaluation first. They can help determine which way for you to go next- therapy, injections, etc. They will also guide you to neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine specialists who can determine proper treatment.

In brief: Specialists

About 40% of the population have a herniated disk and no symptoms.
Treatment is based on patient's symptoms and clinical findings. See your family md for proper evaluation first. They can help determine which way for you to go next- therapy, injections, etc. They will also guide you to neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine specialists who can determine proper treatment.
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Dr. Larry Armstrong
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Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Treatments vary widely based on whether you even have symptoms and what they are.
Some people have bulging discs that are asymptomatic. If you have symptoms of pain often rest, anti-inflammatories, and physical therapy will help alleviate your symptoms. If you have intractable pain, lower extremity numbness/weakness/foot drop or other serious symptoms surgery may be indicated.

In brief: Depends

Treatments vary widely based on whether you even have symptoms and what they are.
Some people have bulging discs that are asymptomatic. If you have symptoms of pain often rest, anti-inflammatories, and physical therapy will help alleviate your symptoms. If you have intractable pain, lower extremity numbness/weakness/foot drop or other serious symptoms surgery may be indicated.
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
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