Treatments for herniated discs: advantages and disadvantages

Centro de la columna Vertebral: June 26, 2018

Tratamientos para hernia de disco: ventajas y desventajas?
 

Treatments for herniated discs: advantages and disadvantages

. This time we will tell you about the advantages and disadvantages of herniated disc treatments There are several methods to alleviate this condition and it is important that you know everything about them. If you suffer from a herniated disc, go to a specialist, do not self-medicate or ignore the symptoms.

Non-surgical treatments

Non-surgical treatment for herniated discs may consist of medication, rest and physical therapy to strengthen the back area. It may also require the application of special medications directly to the herniated disc to decrease inflammation and help the disc return to its place on its own.

Advantages

  • You avoid the risks of surgery
  • It decreases the chances of recidivism.
  • The treatment is not disabling.

Disadvantages

  • It may not be effective in very advanced cases.
  • The treatment can be lengthened.
  • It requires constancy on your part.

Hernia surgery

Herniated disc surgery is used in cases where this condition prevents a person from functioning normally. It consists of removing or returning to place the damaged disc portion. It may also include the placement of metal plates to fix the bones.

Advantages

  • It is a very widespread surgery, so surgeons have extensive experience.

Disadvantages

  • There is a high number of recidivisms.
  • It is disabling, even for months
  • Recovery is painful.

What are the best treatments for herniated discs?

As you can see, the best treatments for herniated discs depend on several factors: including your age, general health condition, state of the hernia and degree of deterioration of the spine. In any case, the first thing you need is to consult a specialist and obtain imaging studies of your spine.

Visit the CCV

At theCentro de la Columna Vertebral we have over 30 years of experience helping patients with herniated discs to treat them without surgery. Consult with our specialists.

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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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All 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,
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