How may we help you?

Home » Spine Conditions » Disc Protrusion » Is it possible for a disc protrusion to repair itself?

Is it possible for a disc protrusion to repair itself?

A disc protrusion causes a spinal disc to be pushed beyond its normal parameters and into the spinal column. Depending on the nerves that are affected by a protruding disc, pain, numbness, weakness and tingling can develop throughout the neck and lower back. If a disc protrusion has formed due to natural wear as a result of aging, this condition can sometimes heal on its own with the support of pain medication. However, if the condition is more severe and impacts a nerve root in the spinal cord, then the treatments described in the following article may be helpful in relieving the symptoms.

Conservative disc protrusion treatments

If you have been diagnosed with a more progressive disc protrusion and require treatment to ease your symptoms, your doctor may often recommend the following conservative therapies:

  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Epidural injections
  • Heat massages
  • Chiropractic care
  • Acupuncture
  • Physical therapy
  • Low-impact exercises

If your symptoms do not improve after several weeks or months of a doctor-recommended conservative treatment regimen, then surgery may become an option.

Surgical disc protrusion treatments

In the event that you require surgical intervention to heal your condition, it is important to do your research and evaluate your options. As you look into the types of surgery available to you, we encourage you to contact the dedicated team at USA Spine Care with any questions or concerns regarding your condition or one of our minimally invasive procedures. Through a no-cost MRI review* of your spine, we will be able to determine the best surgical option to relieve your disc protrusion symptoms.

At USA Spine Care, our board-certified surgeons+ have helped more than 75,000 patients find relief from chronic neck and back pain, setting us apart as the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery. By using a small incision that is muscle-sparing, we are able to perform a minimally invasive decompression procedure in order to partially remove the disc or remove the disc with additional stabilization. Reach out to our dedicated team today to find out if you are a candidate for our outpatient procedures. We are here to help guide you through your journey to wellness.

Browse Related Resources

TOP Call Now Button