Dr. Neubardt offers Tips on How to Treat a Slipped Disc with Moderate Pain
Most people with a herniated disc will heal on their own without the need for surgical treatment. There are, however, non-surgical treatment options you can try to help ease the symptoms. If you want to know how to treat a slipped disc with moderate pain, watch the video above.
In the video, spine surgeon Dr. Seth Neubardt discusses the type of treatment plan he would use for himself if suffering with moderate pain from a slipped disc. First, he would make an appointment with a spine specialist to be sure surgical treatment is not needed right away and discuss options in case the herniated disc does not heal on its own. Before starting any type of non-surgical treatment for a slipped disc, Dr. Neubardt recommends you see a physician.
He would then start with physical therapy or chiropractic treatment. He would try each one, maybe one each week, and see which one he liked, then continue with it. He would also try acupuncture to help relieve the pain, in addition to traction. Watch the video to hear more options for how to treat a slipped disc with moderate pain.
If symptoms continue more than 6 weeks you will want to see your surgeon again.
What if your pain is severe? See what Dr. Neubardt would consider the best treatment for a herniated disc in the neck with severe pain.