Is a Slipped Disc Causing You Trouble?

There’s a good chance you know someone who’s suffered from a slipped disc. And there’s also a chance that this common injury could be the cause of your pain and discomfort.

A slipped disc is used to describe a variety of spinal problems, and here’s where the confusion typically sets in: this occurs when the vertebrae slip, not the discs. The name is misleading.

Often caused by trauma or degeneration, it can result in back pain, leg pain, weakness of the legs, tingling, and numbness among other side effects.

As for treatment, a conservative approach is the right place to start. For example, physical therapy can help build a stronger core, which may improve your condition.

Should pain from a slipped disc persist, surgery may be your only option. Through minimally invasive surgery, your neurosurgeon can address your issue once and for all. The placement of a plastic or metal cage within the disc space can provide long-term relief from the pain and discomfort that’s been slowing you down.  

With medical guidance, there’s no reason to suffer from a slipped disc any longer.

Virginia Spine Specialists is an award-winning, minimally invasive spinal care practice with locations in Fredericksburg, VA and Manassas, VA. We also serve these Northern and Central Virginia locations: Haymarket, Gainesville, Culpepper, Front Royal, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Colonial Beach, Tappahannock and Lake Anna.

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