Herniated Lumbar and Cervical Disc Treatment Specialist Q&A
A herniated disc develops when the softer material within the disc ruptures outside of its usual space due to damage and deterioration to the harder material. This material puts pressure on the nerves and causes shooting pain. It frequently affects the neck and lower back of the body. Minor herniated disc symptoms go away on their own, but severe pain requires medical attention. Dr. J. Edwin has extensive experience in the diagnosis of spine disorders including herniated discs. Disc herniation is potentially caused due to age, degeneration, ligament tears, and trauma are all potential causes of disc herniation. We work with patients who have lumbar and cervical disc herniations to help them as quickly as possible return to a pain-free lifestyle. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are located at 1 Layfair Drive, Suite 400 Flowood, MS 39232.
Table of Contents:
What is cervical and lumbar disc herniation?
What causes a herniated disc?
What are the symptoms of a herniated disc?
What happens if a herniated disc is left untreated?
How long will a herniated disc take to heal?
The Jackson Pain Center offers specialized treatment for herniated lumbar and cervical discs. Our experienced team of medical professionals is committed to providing high-quality, individualized care in a compassionate, warm environment. We take pride in being able to offer patients the most advanced treatments available on the market today.
At the Jackson Pain Center, we use minimally invasive techniques to relieve compression of nerve roots from a herniated disc. Our specialists have also developed innovative methods for treating facet joint pain caused by degenerative disc disease or spinal arthritis. In addition, our interventional spine team offers epidural steroid injections and radiofrequency ablation to reduce inflammation and provide long-term relief from chronic pain.
We are dedicated to helping our patients lead healthy, active lives free from the burden of chronic back or neck pain. Our goal is to help you find the best possible treatment for your condition and get you back on track as soon as possible. We understand that each individual has unique needs, which is why we design personalized treatment plans for every patient.
Cervical and lumbar disc herniation occur when the cushioning discs between the vertebrae become worn down or weakened over time, causing them to bulge out of their normal position. This can result in nerve compression, which can cause pain, numbness, and tingling in the affected area. Herniated discs typically occur with age-related degeneration, due to injury or trauma, or from a medical condition such as arthritis. Treatment options for herniated discs vary depending on the severity of the condition but may include physical therapy, medications, rehabilitation exercises, and surgery in some cases.
A herniated disc can be caused by age-related degeneration, injury or trauma, medical conditions such as arthritis, or a combination of factors. Common causes include physical stress on the spine (such as lifting heavy objects), poor posture, repetitive motions, and certain medical conditions.
Symptoms of a herniated disc include localized pain, numbness, tingling sensation, muscle weakness in the affected area, and radiating pain. Symptoms may vary depending on the location and severity of the herniation.
If left untreated, a herniated disc can lead to more severe and debilitating symptoms such as increased pain, numbness, and tingling. Additionally, it can cause permanent nerve damage or paralysis in extreme cases.
The length of time it takes for a herniated disc to heal will depend on the severity of the condition and the type of treatment received. In many cases, a herniated disc can be treated with non-surgical methods such as physical therapy and medications. However, surgery may be necessary in some cases.
Certain activities or movements can make the pain from a herniated disc worse, such as lifting heavy objects or engaging in repetitive motions. It is important to avoid these activities and listen to your body when it tells you that something hurts. Additionally, stress can cause muscle tension, which can worsen existing back pain.
The best way to relieve herniated disc pain is to treat the underlying cause. This could include medical intervention, medications, or even surgery in some cases. Additionally, lifestyle changes such as avoiding activities that make the pain worse and engaging in regular exercise can help relieve pain from a herniated disc.
At Jackson Pain Center, our team of specialists is committed to helping you find the treatment plan that works best for you and get you on the path to recovery. We understand how debilitating chronic back or neck pain can be and will do our best to provide you with relief. Call us today or book an appointment online if you are experiencing any symptoms of a herniated lumbar or cervical disc! We are located at 1 Layfair Drive, Suite 400 Flowood, MS 39232. We serve patients from Flowood MS, Jackson MS, Pearl MS, Richland MS, Ridgeland MS, Langford MS, Brandon MS and the entire central Mississippi area.
Additional Services You May Need
▸ Facet Injections
▸ Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
▸ Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections
▸ Radiofrequency Ablation
▸ Celiac Plexus Block
▸ Trigger Point Injections
▸ Caudal Steroid Injection
▸ Occipital Nerve Block
▸ Lumbar Sympathetic Block
▸ Piriformis Muscle Injection
▸ Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block
▸ Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection
▸ Fluoroscopically Guided Hip Injection
▸ Stellate Ganglion Block
▸ Lumbar Medial Branch Block
▸ Lumbar Radiofrequency Neurotomy
▸ Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy
▸ Thoracic Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
▸ Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection