Herniated and bulging discs often resolve on their own without intervention. Our healthcare team can help you with treatments to limit your pain during recovery. Doctors recommend rest during healing, with occasional short walks to reduce pain and stiffness. For many patients, over-the-counter pain medications like ibuprofen can help with pain and inflammation. Prescription medication may be used to combat pain.
If your herniated disc is not healing quickly enough, your doctor may wish to use medical treatments to ease pain and speed healing. Common treatments for herniated or bulging discs include:
- Epidural steroids. These injections into the epidural layer of the spine can speed up healing.
- Spinal cord stimulation. This treatment uses electrical stimulation to block pain signals between the brain and the area around the herniated disc. It can be a good approach when there is too much inflammation from other conditions.
- Chiropractic treatment. Adjustments can be a helpful part of pain management when healing from a herniated disc.
- Massage. Massage can help relieve muscle tension that contributes to the pain of a herniated or bulging disc.
An untreated herniated disc could lead to chronic back and leg pain as well as a loss of sensation in your legs or feet. At Clearway Pain Solutions we treat patients with herniated discs in an effort to get you back to your life before you had chronic pain. Our team of experts create a treatment plan specific to you and your case to offer the most effective pain relief methods. Contact Clearway Pain Solutions to schedule a consultation and get relief from a herniated disc.