Lumbar Herniated Disc Therapy Questions and Answers
Dr. Morchower at OmniSpine Pain Management offers lumbar herniated disc disease therapy. Feeling pain in your back? Do you feel like the pain came from nowhere? Let us help you be free from your pain! Call or visit us at a location near you. We serve patients from Mesquite TX, Frisco TX, DeSoto TX, Dallas TX, Plano TX, Garland TX and Denton TX. Read on if you have any questions for us!
Which lumbar disc is most commonly herniated?
Herniation is most common in the discs between the lower lumbar vertebrae of the spine. This is because these discs support the weight of the entire upper body. Specifically, the two discs are the L4-5 disc (which is between the fourth and fifth lumbar bones), and the L5-S1 disc (between the fifth lumbar and first sacral bones).
Those two discs do a lot of work and are the ones most commonly herniated. Typically, the discs don’t take too long to heal, but professional treatment can speed up recovery. Professional treatment may even be necessary in some cases.
How long does it take for a herniated lumbar disc to heal?
Over some time, a herniation tends to shrink, and a patient may eventually experience partial or even complete pain relief, possibly in around three to five weeks. During this time, be sure to avoid activities and movements that cause pain and other difficulties. Plenty of icing and rest can help speed up recovery, as well as medication. Prescription medication can help too. Physical therapy can help in many cases and may be necessary.
It’s best to have a herniated lumbar disc addressed by a professional, as the issue may not resolve easily on its own. Sometimes surgery may be necessary, but this is rare. In most cases, conservative professional treatment will work just fine!
What is the fastest way to heal a herniated disc?
The fastest way to heal a herniated disc is with professional care. A professional can do a proper assessment of the issue and provide effective pain-relief medication and other treatments. The treatments that would work well for you will be the ones the doctor recommends for your particular case, and the top-rated doctors to see could easily be a pain management doctor like Dr. Andrew Morchower here at OmniSpine Pain Management! Read on to learn more about the many treatments for a lumbar herniated disc.
What is the best therapy for a herniated disc?
If you have a herniated disk, you could easily benefit from one of the following treatments or therapies, or a combination of treatments/therapies:
- Prescription pain medication
- Cortisone injections
- Muscle relaxer
- Physical therapy
- Opioid therapy
- Stabilization bracing
- Epidural steroid injections
- Facet joint injections
- And more
Treatment for you might simply be about pain relief until you heal, or maybe you’ll need help with your mobility too. There are other ways to help you heal. Connect with our clinic to learn more!
Where can I get lumbar herniated disc therapy near me?
You can get the treatments and therapies we mentioned above, and even more, right here at OmniSpine Pain Management! We have several locations in Texas (in Frisco TX, Mesquite TX, and DeSoto, TX), so we ask that you see our Locations page for their addresses and contact information. After, call us at the location near you. We’d be happy to see you for a simple consultation and discuss your options for treatment.
We hope to see you soon here at OmniSpine Pain Management!