Back pain and other symptoms are common results of a herniated disc (โรค หมอน รอง กระดูก เสื่อม which is the term in Thai), sometimes called a slipped disc or a burst disc. A herniated disc’s treatment options are condition- and symptom-specific, as well as affected by the patient’s unique circumstances. Common methods of treating a damaged disc include:
- In the beginning, it may be advised to get some sleep and stay away from anything that brings on the symptoms.
- Both over-the-counter pain medicines (like ibuprofen) and prescription, can aid in pain management and inflammation reduction.
- Posture, muscle strength, and spinal pressure can all be helped with the help of a physical therapist’s recommended exercises and stretches.
- Pain and inflammation can be alleviated with the use of heat and cold packs, respectively.
- Epidural steroid injections, on the other hand, Local injections of corticosteroids can sometimes help reduce inflammation and pain.
Adjustments To Your Way Of Life
- To avoid extra tension on the spine, it is necessary to correct poor posture whenever possible; this is especially true when sitting or lifting heavy objects.
- Keeping your weight where it should be can ease pressure on your spine.
- Back and abdominal muscles can be strengthened with the help of low-impact workouts like swimming and walking.
- The difficulty of healing from disc injuries in the spine may be exacerbated by smoking.
- For some people, chiropractic adjustments are a source of relief.
A herniated disc can cause severe pain and neurological problems (such as weakness or numbness), and surgery may be an option if non-invasive treatments have failed. Removal of the disc material pushing on a nerve is a routine surgical operation known as microdiscectomy.
Other Surgical Procedures
- The lamina of the vertebra is surgically removed to provide room for the spinal cord and nerves. Only in extreme instances is this option considered.
- Multiple ruptured discs or extreme instability may necessitate a drastic measure like spinal fusion to stabilize the spine.
An individual’s condition, general health, and the advice of a healthcare provider should all be taken into account while deciding on a course of treatment. Many persons with such issues do not need surgery because they can find relief from their symptoms with non-invasive, conservative therapies and behavioral adjustments. When a damaged disc is treated quickly and aggressively, patients often experience a speedy recovery and enhanced quality of life.