Herniated disc and cervical hernia: best treatments

Centro de la columna Vertebral: July 11, 2018

Hernia de disco y cervical: mejores tratamientos

Hernia de disco y cervical: mejores tratamientos

Do you want to know what thebest treatments for a herniated disc and cervical hernia are? This time we are going to tell you about the differences between the two of them. Contact a medical professional if you suffer from chronic back pain or have had an accident that immobilizes your neck.

Herniated disc and cervical hernia, what is the difference?

In fact, it is the same condition: we usually say "herniated disc" when referring to the lumbar area (back) and "cervical" to a herniated disc located at the top of the spine. In both cases, it is a nerve that is abnormally pressed down because the intervertebral disc slips out of place or deteriorates

Herniated disc (lumbar) treatment

The lumbar herniated disc includes symptoms such as pain in legs, buttocks and even loss of mobility and sensitivity in the area. Generally, the doctor will order some of the following treatments (or a combination thereof):

  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic manipulation
  • Heat/cold therapy
  • Pain medications.
  • Steroid injections.
  • Ozone therapy.
  • Surgery (in severe cases).

Treatment for cervical hernia

On the other hand, a cervical hernia causes pain in the neck, arms and shoulders. Furthermore, it can cause numbness in the hands and fingers. The following treatments are recommended for cervical hernia:

  • Physical therapy.
  • Cervical traction.
  • Osteopathic manipulation (to restore movement)
  • Temporary neck immobilization.
  • Orthopedic collar.
  • Surgery (in severe cases)

Conservative and surgical treatment

Surgery is not always the best treatment for herniated discs and cervical hernia. It involves many risks and does not guarantee permanent results. If you've already had herniated surgery or are in the process of having it done, consider alternatives and get a second opinion.

CCV: solution to any kind of disc herniation

En el Centro de la Columna Vertebral we have over 24 years of experience treating herniated discs without surgery. See a specialist and get the best treatment for herniated discs and cervical hernia.

Our treatment is comprehensive and combines several techniques: physical therapy techniques and medication-based treatments.

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“The information contained in this blog is of an informative nature; it seeks to promote good health habits in the population and by no means replaces medical consultation. Content reviewed and corrected by Dr. Armando Acevedo Mendez, orthopedics and traumatology specialist. Professional license: 602691.

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