A Slipped Disc can be Successfully Treated

Are you suffering from leg and back pain? If so, it’s possible that you are dealing with a slipped disc.

While this sounds serious – and it is – it is a condition that can be successfully treated with the right approach.

The first thing you need to know is that this term defines many types of spinal ailments. For example, this is most often associated with a condition known as spondylolisthesis. However, it’s not actually the discs that slip, but instead the vertebrae.

There are many causes of a slipped disc, ranging from trauma to degeneration. Either way, it can cause tingling, numbness, weakness of the legs, and other bothersome symptoms.

One of the most common treatment strategies is physical therapy. Through the strengthening of back muscles, this condition often times subsides. In some cases, medication is needed to treat pain. Taking this one step further, there are times when surgery is required to put a complete end to the pain and discomfort.

If surgery is necessary, you’ll be glad to know that a minimally invasive procedure can help address the problem without a long recovery time. Furthermore, this is known for its high success rate and long term relief of pain.

Do you have reason to believe this condition may be holding you back? If so, you need to contact our office immediately. We can complete a full exam to ensure that you are properly diagnosed. From there, we can work together to decide on the best possible treatment plan.