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I have a herniated disk in my back/ shoulder area. I have being seeing a surgeon for it but surgery is not an option at this time so what do I do?

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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Several

There are several conservative options with physical therapy being one of the most useful.
A good physical medicine physician can help you sort out the options available and design the best plan of care.

In brief: Several

There are several conservative options with physical therapy being one of the most useful.
A good physical medicine physician can help you sort out the options available and design the best plan of care.
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
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Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
Family Medicine

In brief: Family Practice

Physical therapy including chiropractic treatment would be a start.
Massage , ultrasound. Electrical stimulation. I always perform a nerve conduction study to see if there is any nerve damage. If there is nerve root irritation then an epidural shot may be helpful. Also I have found decompression treatment or inverted tables helpful for tempory relief.

In brief: Family Practice

Physical therapy including chiropractic treatment would be a start.
Massage , ultrasound. Electrical stimulation. I always perform a nerve conduction study to see if there is any nerve damage. If there is nerve root irritation then an epidural shot may be helpful. Also I have found decompression treatment or inverted tables helpful for tempory relief.
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
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