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10 disc protrusion surgery alternatives

Disc protrusion surgery is typically never the first method of treatment recommended to patient with a protruding spinal disc. This is because, for many people, a combination of conservative and alternative treatment is effective in managing the symptoms of a protruded disc. If you suspect you are suffering from a protruded disc, it is important to schedule an appointment with a physician who can accurately provide a diagnosis and recommend a course of treatment that will manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Conservative treatment

There are several commonly recommended conservative techniques to combat the effects of disc protrusion without surgery. Some of these techniques are:

  1. Physical therapy
  2. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  3. Low-impact exercise and stretching
  4. Hot/cold therapy
  5. Limited rest
  6. Lifestyle modifications

Alternative treatment

In addition to conservative treatment, many patients find that alternative treatment can also improve their protruded disc symptoms. Common alternative treatment methods include:

  1. Chiropractic care
  2. Acupuncture/acupressure
  3. Massage therapy
  4. Herbal medications

It is important to note that these are just a few of the nonsurgical treatments available to address protruded disc pain. Your physician may be able to recommend other forms of treatment based on factors such as your individual symptoms and overall health.

If you have exhausted all conservative treatment options and your physician has recommended disc protrusion surgery to relieve your symptoms, consider one of the minimally invasive, outpatient procedures performed at USA Spine Care. Our procedures are among the most advanced forms of treatment available, and offer an alternative to traditional open spine surgery including shorter recovery times and less surgical scarring.^ To learn more about the minimally invasive, outpatient procedures performed at USA Spine Care, or to find out if you are a candidate for our procedures, contact us today.

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