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A herniated disc does not always result in surgery. Modern practice has a number of non-surgical methods of effecting pain management and treatment.
Patients often ask me, “What about non-surgical treatment for my neck or back disorder?”
After an evaluation by your physiatrist, your pain management physician, your neurologist, or even your primary care physician, you may be recommended electrical nerve conduction studies, and/or diagnostic studies along with a detailed physical examination. After that you will be prescribed non-surgical treatment. This can include bracing of the affected area as well as medical therapy.
Common medications include anti-inflammatory medications such as Motrin, Advil or even Tylenol. We also prescribe nerve pills such as Neurontin. Most importantly, avoidance of aggravation actions is also a mainstay of therapy.
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