A herniated disc is a highly common spinal condition. Even though many people associate this condition with sudden injury, it is actually the gradual degeneration of the disc itself that causes it to bulge out of place. If this bulging disc places pressure on a nearby nerve root, it will likely cause chronic pain in a patient’s back, arms, or legs.
In this video, you will learn about the intricate structure of each of your spinal discs. When one of these discs becomes herniated, the best treatment approach is to begin anti-inflammatory medication. This will alleviate the pressure being exerted on the nerve root and help you avoid a laminectomy surgical procedure.
To learn more about your pain management options, call the Pain Specialists of Orange County at (888) 699-1334. Our three Orange County offices are located in Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, and Irvine.