What's the best treatment to get rid of herniated disk?

Depends. A herniated disk is only problematic when it puts pressure onto a spinal nerve, resulting in pain, numbness, and/or weakness in the nerve distribution. As we age, most people develop disk bulges and herniations that are expected aging changes and do not produce symptoms or warrant treatment. Most symptomatic herniations can be treated without surgery, however a small percentage may need surgery.
Several possible. Frankly, the best treatment is the one that works. An isolated herniation may respond to rest then physical therapy. Spinal injections may also provide relief in some cases. Disc surgery can be considered if consevative treatments fail. It will remove an isolated problem, but with some loss of spinal mobility. Multi level disc disease is harder to treat and may require long term pain management.

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Herniated disk, scoliosis, degenerative disk disease and sciatica. In pain what's the best treatment?

Start w conservative. Start w conservative treatment including physical therapy, epidural injection at the site of the nerve root irritation, and bracing as needed for pain relief. Core strengthening is very important. Surgery may be needed if all else fails. A good physical exam, history, and review of various imaging studies go into deciding what surgery you may need. Please keep us updated. Read more...

What happens if I do not get treatment for herniated disk?

Depends. How bad is the herniated disc? What treatment are you trying to avoid? Most successful treatments depend on your ability to do proper rehab exercises and change the way you move through the world. Core strengthening exercises...Stretching. Bones and muscles and joints heal themselves by moving normally. That is the use of pain medications. Read more...
You save money and. You have a 90% chance of getting better on your own, the same success as if i were treating you non operatively although i could make you more comfortable physically and mentally while your body healed itself as well as giving you advice as to how to minimize its recurrence. Read more...

Best possible treatment fr herniated disk at the back with severe pain?

Needs evaluation 1st. If you've had the proper evaluation, been through physical therapy, medications to control pain, etc....and you are now bedbound and immobile with pain and maybe even some leg muscle weakness....time for surgery. Otherwise, I would continue to do things conservatively, try aquatherapy, water jogging, stretching, yoga, massages, etc. Read more...

Which treatment works the best and fastest for herniated disk?

Depends. There is no "one best" treatment for a herniated disk. Most normal, healthy people with no back pain have detectable bulges in some of their disks so we know that not every herniated disk even needs treatment. You should see you doc and together design a treatment plan that treats your symptoms and gets you back as close as possible to your desired activity level. Read more...
Meds. Anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen and naprosyn (naproxen) can help a lot. If not, a lumbar epidural injection with cortisone can be very helpful. See a spine surgeon for a complete evaluation. Sometimes these treatments are not recommended if you have signs of weakness or severe nerve root compression. Read more...