Treatment for a Bulging Disc
The physician will most likely first recommend conservative methods. Most of the time, conservative treatments will work, such as:
It’s a good idea to take some time and rest for a few days. However, it’s important to not have too much downtime. It’s important to keep moving so you don’t stiffen up your joints and muscles.
You can also use ice and heat to help relieve pain. It’s best to alternate hot and cold. You can also determine what feels best to you.
Over the counter medications are a good way to reduce inflammation and swelling. Medications such as Ibuprofen and Naxpron will do.
Exercise is a very important part of your recovery. A physical therapist can show you which exercises will help with your condition best. It’s important to strengthen the muscles that support your back. Which can also lead to pain relief.
Your doctor may also recommend a steroid injection. This is placed around the spinal nerve to help bring down swelling. Which in turn will also help relieve pain.
Last but not least, surgery may be recommended. If conservative methods do not help or if your case is severe enough, your doctor may recommend surgery. Talk with your doctor about the different surgical methods.
If you are experiencing a bulging disc, call us at 888-409-8006. Our offices are conveniently located in Palm Beach & Broward County.