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.
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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.