Four Ways To Avoid Surgery For Your Herniated Cervical Disc?
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Four ways to avoid surgery for a herniated cervical disc are discussed by top neck specialist Dr. Seth Neubardt. In summary, the most aggressive non-surgical approach for a slipped disc involves: 1. Avoid activities that aggravate the herniated disc and increase symptoms of neck and arm pain. 2. Give the herniated disc time to heal on it’s own. How long will it take to heal the herniated disc? Well, it may take the symptoms of arm pain, numbness, tingling and weakness eight weeks to resolve without surgery. 3. Get a second opinion from a non-surgical practitioner when treating your disk. Who is best to treat the herniated disc besides a surgeon? Try a physical therapist, chiropractor or physiatrist to treat and manage your pain. 4. Use medication to reduce the pain from a herniated disc. Side effects of medication taken for a slipped disc must be taken into account but there are medications now known to be the best for disc pain and these should be considered.