Herniated Disc/Lumbar Disc Disease

Herniated Disc is the bulging or rupturing of discs due to injury, obesity, disease or aging.

Symptoms

While the absence of symptoms is common, the following are the most common symptoms of a Herniated Disc.

Individuals may experience symptoms differently.

  • pain around the shoulder blades, neck, arms, hands or fingers when the problem is in the neck
  • pain, weakness, numbness or tingling in the buttocks, legs and feet

Treatments

Herniated discs can often heal on their own, but the following are some available treatments of Herniated Disc/Lumbar Disc Disease.

Please consult with your Hoag physician for a tailored care plan that best suits your situation.

  • Lifestyle Changes 
  • Physical Therapy 
  • Pain Management – respond well to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, cortisone- like spinal injections can help with pain and inflammation
  • Surgery