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What can be done for the pain of a herniated disk?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Time, meds, exercise

Most disc herniations get better with time, 90%.
Activity modification with guided exercise, medication and epidural steroid injections are options and if no better after 12 weeks, surgery may be an option. Lifestyle changes like not smoking, not being obese and regularly exercising will minimize any future back problems as well as taking adequate vitamin d and calcium.

In brief: Time, meds, exercise

Most disc herniations get better with time, 90%.
Activity modification with guided exercise, medication and epidural steroid injections are options and if no better after 12 weeks, surgery may be an option. Lifestyle changes like not smoking, not being obese and regularly exercising will minimize any future back problems as well as taking adequate vitamin d and calcium.
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Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery

In brief: Meds, exercise...

Anti-inflammatory medications, steroid injections, exercise, surgery.

In brief: Meds, exercise...

Anti-inflammatory medications, steroid injections, exercise, surgery.
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