About Herniated Discs
The spinal column is made of up individual bones called vertebrae, which are separated by discs that help bring mobility and support for your back and spine. Within these discs is a jelly-like substance, or nucleus, that serves as a cushion between spinal bones. In some cases, a portion of the nucleus may protrude, which is referred to as a herniated or “slipped” disc. While the actual disc itself remains in place, the pressure placed on the disc can cause the outer surface to rupture, forcing out a fragment of the nucleus and resulting in pain and other uncomfortable symptoms. The pain management practitioners at Tricity Pain Associates are highly experienced in treating herniated discs and provide advanced therapeutic options to diminish your pain and increase your mobility. If you are suffering from symptoms of a slipped disc, get in touch with our South Austin or Round Rock, TX practice locations today and schedule your visit with one of our certified specialists.
Herniated Disc Reviews
"Dr. Kim has been helping me treat a herniated disc in my back for over a year now. When I first started working with Dr Kim I could barely walk, and now I’m able to resume all the normal activities in my life. Dr Kim has been very personable and easy to work with and has played a major role in my recovery in getting back to an active life."- M.M. / Google / Apr 18, 2022
"Having had a discectomy operation due to two herniated discs in my lower back, I continued to experience damaged nerve pain in my back that went down my left left. Dr Kim analysed the MRI results and proceeded to treat me. After the first visit I walked out feeling great. The treatment continued for three months and the damaged nerve pain has now gone and my range of motion is almost back to normal. I highly recommend Dr Kim if you are in pain - I cannot praise his knowledge and treatments enough. I'd give ten stars if they were available,"- K.M. / Google / May 26, 2021
Herniated Disc Treatment
At Tricity Pain Associates, our team is pleased to bring the latest in care to our patients, including a selection of noninvasive services to help manage the chronic pain of a herniated disc. In most cases, we will begin treating a slipped disc in a conservative fashion, recommending low-impact exercises to help relieve inflammation and pressure in the affected area of the back. Anti-inflammatory medications may also be prescribed to also help reduce your discomfort. If necessary, we may incorporate physical therapy or steroid injections into your treatment strategy. Surgery may be an alternative solution in advanced cases.
Our goal is to get you out of pain and back to enjoying your daily active lifestyle. To learn more about how we help alleviate the pain caused by herniated discs, contact Tricity Pain Associates in Round Rock or South Austin, TX today.
Herniated Disc FAQ
What are the symptoms of a herniated disc?
Herniated disc symptoms are typically numbness and pain, especially in the legs and buttocks. If you suffer from weakness and loss of bladder or bowel control as well, this could be a serious complication of a herniated disc, and you should seek medical assistance as soon as possible.
How serious is a herniated disc?
Herniated discs are quite common, and for the majority of people, the least invasive treatment options can relieve pain and numbness in about 4 – 6 weeks. If you're looking for herniated disc pain relief in Austin, TX, then contact Tricity Pain Associates.
Will my herniated disc require surgery?
For most patients experiencing herniated discs in Austin, TX, the most conservative, least invasive options will likely relieve pain. If your pain or numbness persists, then additional options can be discussed with your doctor.